Legal Assistant

Part Time

Our Legal Assistant programme will give you specialist knowledge and understanding needed to work in an administrative role within a legal or compliance environment.

On completion of this short course, you’ll be able to confidently display your administrative and computer skills, with a broad understanding of various aspects of South African law, including terminology, the justice system and the administrative procedures followed in a legal office.

Who should attend?
  • Those who thrive when working under pressure and have good organisational skills as well as attention to detail
  • Those who want a career in the legal field in an administrative or secretarial role
  • Current receptionists, secretaries and administrators who want to improve their effectiveness and career prospects in the legal profession
Course Outline

Office Administration

  • Understanding the business and office environment
  • Storage and retrieval systems
  • Co-ordinating meetings
  • Business correspondence
  • Office equipment
  • Office supplies and stock control
  • Financial and banking procedures

Legal Practice 1

  • The attorney’s practice
  • Business and trust accounts
  • The role and duties of the administrative clerk
  • Litigation and debt collection
  • Legal documents
  • Wills and deceased estates

Microsoft Office & Touch Typing

  • Touch typing: keyboard skills, speed and accuracy
  • MS Windows
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
Accreditation and Certification

Upon successful completion of the programme and internal assessments, students will be awarded:

  • The UniCollege Short Programme Certificate in Office Administration*
  • The UniCollege Short Programme Certificate in Microsoft Office Fundamentals
  • The UniCollege Learning Programme Certificate in Legal Assistant*

*Endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Business Management (CIBM)

Entrance Requirements
  • Knowledge, comprehension and application of English at NQF Level 4/Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Basic computer and keyboard skills (including Windows, Word and Excel basics) or completion of the UniCollege Programme in Computer Skills for Windows & Office
  • A basic knowledge of elementary accounting is recommended
Course Factsheet