How It Works

The Commercial Law Course is a non-NQF Provider Programme, which is ideal for people already working in an environment where legal skills are advantageous or who want to enter the legal field and want to achieve a broad legal background.

All six of our core courses are on offer to students who want to gain legal knowledge in all these legal subjects. The courses are:

  •  Civil Litigation
  • Wills & Estates
  • Business Law
  • Debt Collecting
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Property Law & Conveyancing

Each course is lectured on eight evenings, once a week, from 18h00 to 20h30 at our venue.

Two weeks after the last lecture the examination will be written. The South African School of Paralegal Studies Short Course non-NQF completion certificates are handed to students who pass the individual subjects, South African School of Paralegal Studies Commercial Law Course non-NQF completion certificate is handed to those who pass all six subjects (50% each except Property Law & Conveyancing, where a 40% pass rate is required).

Re-writing is possible; conditions apply.

The South African School of Paralegal Studies Commercial Law Course non-NQF completion certificate reflects a record of all six short courses successfully completed.

The entry requirement is a South African Matric or tertiary level learning through life experience for persons 23 years or older.

Annual Schedule

1. General Annual Schedule

SASPS has structured its courses and examinations as follows:

  • Each of the six courses is offered at least once a year, whereby SASPS and each Franchise Operation might offer courses more often.
  • For each of the six courses, however, there will be two revision lectures and two examinations (also open for re-writes) per year.
  • Thus the yearly standard schedule for lectures, revision lecture and examination will be:

Term 1: Civil Litigations, Wills and Estates- Optional Business Law, revision lecture and examTerm 2: Debt Collecting and Criminal Law- Optional Property Law and Conveyancing revision lecture and examTerm 3: Business Law- Optional Wills and Estates and Civil Litigation revision lecture and examTerm 4: Property Law and Conveyancing- Optional Debt Collecting and Criminal Law revision lecture and exam

What Students Get

  1. Study Guide with Self-assessment Paper
  2. Course Catalogue + Glossary
  3. Course Notes
  4. Lectures by specialized legal professionals
  5. Class Test
  6. Last Examination Paper
  7. Examination
  8. The South African School of Paralegal Studies Short Course non-NQF completion certificates/
    The South African School of Paralegal Studies Commercial Law Course non-NQF completion certificate

From Registration to Completion

The following schedule demonstrates the typical sequence of events from registration to successful completion of a course from a student’s prospective.

1. Registration (at any time)

  • Fill in registration form
  • Attach copies of identity document + matric certificate (or alternative documents)

2. Confirmation of Registration (within 5 working days)

Sent off from SASPS:

  • Letter of receipt + (if applicable) request for additional information/documents
  • Invoice with fees for registration (+ more depending on payment option)

3. Contacting SASPS (at any time)

  • Sending requested additional information/documents (if applicable)
  • Payment on invoice

4. Attending Classes

Handed to student at first attendance (of each individual course):

  • Course catalogue (at first course)
  • Study guide
  • Course notes
  • Last examination paper

5. Examinations

  • Scheduled two weeks after last (revision-)lecture of each individual course
  • Info on date of availability of results

6. Information on result(s)

Released by SASPS:

  • Result or failure (date of re-write, if applicable)
  • Application form for re-marking (if applicable)
  • Schedule of further dates for other courses (if applicable)

7. The South African School of Paralegal Studies Short Course non-NQF completion certificates/

The South African School of Paralegal Studies Commercial Law Course non-NQF completion certificate

Sent off within 4 weeks after 6. with

  • Academic record

For more information on schedules, fees and to fill in a registration form

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