National Certificate: Paralegal Practice – Level 5

Accredited by SASSETA (SAQA ID: 49597 – NQF L5)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the qualifying learner with a basic knowledge and understanding of the South African legal system, fundamental laws, their application, an social context, so as to enable the learner to provide supervised support and assistance in a paralegal environment.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: English NQF L4 Numeracy Skills at NQF L4, Computer Skills NQF L3
DURATION: 1 Year

MODULES

  • Maintain & Update Records
  • Decision making
  • Customer Service
  • Office Administration
  • Technology in Law Practice
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Bill of Rights
  • Financial Planning & Control
  • Social Protocol in Democracy as a form of Governance
  • Present information in a Public Setting
  • Court Procedures
  • Legal Enquiries
  • Plan & Conduct Research Projects
  • Communication Skills
  • Counseling
  • Facilitation in Development practice
  • Negotiating Agreements / Deals
  • Events Administration
  • Legal Concepts, Principles & Theory
MINIMUM CREDITS: 131

ARTICULATION OPTIONS:

Learners who have achieved the Certificate in Paralegal Practice will have access to the Diploma in Paralegal Practice. This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualifications:

  • National Diploma - Service Management (Court Management)
  • National Certificate - Mission Administration

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Under Supervision, you can practice as a paralegal assistant in the following sectors of industry:
  • Private Practice
  • Public Institution
  • Commercial Institution
  • Community -based paralegal advice offices
  • Non-Governmental organization