Paralegal Practitioner

Part Time

Our Paralegal Practitioner programme will upgrade your legal skills and offers an introduction into insurance practice, mercantile law, criminal law, family law, human resource management and paralegal skills.

On completion of this learning programme, you will have the necessary skills to work in a private law firm or legal advice clinic preparing paperwork for court, communicating with clients during trials or court cases and performing other legal duties.

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Entrance Requirements
  • Students are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of English at NQF Level 4/Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Completion of the UniCollege Learning Programme in Legal Assistant or equivalent
  • A basic knowledge of elementary accounting is recommended
Course Outline

Introduction to Insurance Practice

  • Essentials of a contract of insurance
  • Misrepresentation and risk
  • Insurance claims, premium and termination
  • Insurer’s rights
  • Rights and duties of third parties
  • Performance of the insurer
  • Short-term and long-term insurance
  • Insurance intermediaries

Mercantile Law & Legal Practice 2

  • Law of contracts
  • National Credit Act
  • Credit agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Paralegal skills
  • Family law
  • Introduction to criminal law and the law of criminal procedure
  • Crime scene investigation overview

Human Resource Management

  • Organisational behaviour
  • HR and the legislative environment
  • Employment equity and the LRA
  • Employee misconduct and dismissals
  • The skills development act
  • Collective bargaining
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Challenges facing HR in South Africa
Accreditation and Certification

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

  • The UniCollege Short Programme Certificate in Introduction to Insurance Practice
  • The UniCollege Short Programme Certificate in Mercantile Law
  • The UniCollege Short Programme Certificate in Human Resource Management*
  • The UniCollege Learning Programme Certificate in Paralegal Practice*

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

Course Factsheet