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Advanced Short Learning Programme
for
Paralegals
The Law Clinic developed this Short Learning Programme (SLP) during 2012. The SLP was registered during 2013 and has been offered yearly since date of registration. There exists a need to continue with this programme. This programme aims to teach the necessary legal skills to community based paralegals and paralegals in the employment of Legal Aid SA to assist in affordable access to justice for communities.

Purpose of the course:

The programme aims to provide learners with an informed knowledge and understanding of legal matters encountered on a daily basis in their respective communities. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of the relevant laws applicable.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Grade 12.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Recommended prior experience and knowledge in basic law fundamentals.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

MODULE 1: CUSTOMARY LAW

     

On completion of this module, the learner should be able to demonstrate an informed knowledge and understanding of the law relating to customary marriages, intestate succession and traditional leadership.

At the end of the module the learner will be expected, within the context of a class situation, to demonstrate an informed knowledge and understanding of the law relating to customary marriages, intestate succession and traditional leadership.

MODULE 2: LABOUR LAW

At the end of this module, the learner should have an informed knowledge and understanding of the most important foundational principles in labour law.

At the end of the module, the student will be expected to demonstrate an informed knowledge and understanding of labour law in order to be able to advice a client accordingly.

MODULE 3: CHILDREN’S ACT

On completion of this module, the learner should be able to demonstrate an informed knowledge and understanding of the discussed aspects of the Children’s Act.

At the end of the module the learner will be expected, within the context of a class situation, to demonstrate an informed knowledge and understanding of the discussed aspects of the Children’s Act.

MODULE 4: LAND MATTERS

At the end of this module, the learner should be able to demonstrate an informed knowledge and understanding of the Rental Housing Act, the Extension of Security of Tenure Act and the Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act.

At the end of the module, learners will be expected to demonstrate an informed knowledge and understanding of the Rental Housing Act, the Extension of Security of Tenure Act and the Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act on set of facts and apply it practically.

MODULE 5: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

On completion of this module, the learner should be able to demonstrate an informed knowledge and understanding of the discussed aspects of dispute resolution.

At the end of the module the learner will be expected, within the context of a class situation, to demonstrate an informed knowledge and understanding of the discussed aspects of dispute resolution.

 

Assessment: 
Portfolio of evidence to be submitted.
Method of assessment: 
Portfolio of evidence to be submitted.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Paralegals.
Contact us
Name: 
Law Clinic
Telephone number: 
018 297 5341