Paralegal Studies, Your Gateway to the World of Law.
Why Choose the Diploma Programme?
If you have a passion for the courtroom and enjoy preparing for legal cases, then a career in paralegal studies provides the perfect foundation. With paralegal studies, you can find employment with lawyers, government agencies, or law offices. This course unlocks the world of various legal domains, including Labour Law, Entrepreneurial Business Law, and Property Law. Graduates emerge equipped with a strong understanding of general legal principles and the ability to be a valuable asset to the legal profession.

Course Information

You may enter the programme with any one of the following:
  • Grade 12
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
The Diploma is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Diploma in Paralegal Studies.

  • Paralegal Secretary – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R250 000 a year
  • Legal Advisor to Estate Agents – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R570 000 a year
  • Court Administrative Assistant – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R480 000 a year
1st Year 1st Semester Subjects Communication, Office Management for Legal Practices, Introduction to South African Law, Computer Practice 101
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects Labour Law, Property Law and Conveyance Practice, Debt Collecting Process, Business Law, Communication 102
2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects General Principles of Criminal Law, General Principles of Civil Procedure, Magistrates & High Court Criminal Procedure, Magistrates & High Court Civil Procedure, Entrepretation of Statutes 201
2nd Year 2nd Semester Subjects Constitutional Law, Law of Evidence, Specific Crimes, Will and Estates Management, Formation of Companies and Close Corporation 202

Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Diploma in Paralegal Studies pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the professional training, you can progress to other programmes offered by us or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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