Legal Assistant

Part-time

Start date: 29 May 2021
Duration: 12 months
Class times:  Saturdays

Download factsheet
Download enrolment form

About this course

Our Legal Assistant programme, endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Business Management (CIBM), is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and understanding that is required to work within the legal profession or the legal department of a large firm.

On completion of this programme, you’ll be able to confidently display your secretarial 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.

What you will learn

You will complete 4 modules for which you attend classes on a Saturday morning. The duration of these modules is shown below.

  • Office Administration – 12 weeks
  • Microsoft Office Fundamentals – 12 weeks
  • Touch Typing – 12 weeks
  • Legal Practice – 12 weeks

Please refer to the factsheet for a more detailed syllabus for each module.

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)