Diploma in Paralegal Studies

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Faculty of Law, Law - Continuing Education Programmes (CEP)
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Department: Law - Continuing Education Programmes (CEP)
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: Diploma in Paralegal Studies
Programme Code: D4DLPQ
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 100675

Application Start Date: 
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Provides basic principles of law in combination with the skills a paralegal needs to work with in the field of Law and commerce. It equips the paralegal to provide support functions in law firms, legal advice offices, the Department of Justice, and various functions in Insurance companies and other entities in the commercial sector

Career Opportunities

-Assessor in criminal courts
-Mediator-contact the NPI, AFSA
or IMSA.
-Lay maintenance counsellor
-Debt collector
-Legal advisor
-Executor - deceased estates
-Legal Secretary
-Insurance administrator
-Insurance claims facilitator
-Equipped with basic legal
drafting skills
-Corporate administrator
-Business enterprise administrator


Admission Requirements


Selection Process

- A certified National Senior
Certificate or Matric Certificate
(Grade 12) OR an equivalent
qualification with endorsement
or exemption to study towards a
- A potential student who does
possess a Senior or Matric
(Grade 12) but which is not
endorsed for study towards this
Diploma, may consider enrolling
for the Paralegal Bridging
programme, which is presented
by our department. On
completion of this Bridging
programme, the successful
student will be permitted to
enroll for the Diploma in Law.
- Certified marriage certificate
(if applicable)
- Certified identity document
- HESA evaluation of qualifications
(only for International students)

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