- NQF: 5
- SAQA ID: 21138
- CREDITS: 240
Paralegal Studies is an exciting entry into the field of law. If you enjoy going to court and preparing for court cases, then a field in paralegal studies in a great foundation? With Paralegal Studies, you can find yourself being employed by a lawyer, governmental agency or law office. The course is an open book to various types of laws such as Labour Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law and Property Law. Learners will graduate having acquired the various general principles of law and how to be a pillar of strength to those in the legal field.
With this qualification, successful learners could pursue a career as a:
- Paralegal Secretary
- Legal Advisor to Estate Agents
- Court Administrative Assistant
- Grade 12, or
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Certification and Examination Authority
Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Certificate: Career Development Information Officer issued by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO).
Two (2) years full-time or three (3) years part-time
- A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
- Electronic copies of the study guide for this course is available on the student portal
Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.
Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.
Formative and summative assessments are an integral part of the programme and are used to ensure that the learner understands the course and is able to successfully complete the qualification.
Student Support Services
- Job readiness skills
- CV writing, interview training and workshops
- Campus Counsellor
- Work-integrated learning, internships and post-graduate employment
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)
The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.
This qualification enables both horizontal and vertical articulation options. Enquire about postcertificate studies at your nearest campus
For more information on this course and further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za