How It Works

The six Short Courses are non-NQF Provider Programmes, which are aimed at students who want to gain legal knowledge in individual legal subjects. The courses to choose from 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 those who pass. Re-writing is possible; conditions apply.

The South African School of Paralegal Studies Senior Paralegal Course or Commercial Law Course non-NQF completion certificates will be issued to students who have  successfully completed all six short courses, subject to the standard rules relating to the Senior Paralegal Course or Commercial Law Course. (see below). The six short courses comprising the Senior Paralegal or Commercial Law Course must have been completed within a maximum period of four years in order to ensure the currency of the learning reflected therein.

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

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 exam
Term 2: Debt Collecting and Criminal Law
– Optional Property Law and Conveyancing revision lecture and exam
Term 3: Business Law
– Optional Wills and Estates and Civil Litigation revision lecture and exam
Term 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 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 perspective.

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:

  • Course catalogue (at first course, should student register for more than one)
  • Study guide
  • Course notes
  • Last examination paper.

5. Examination

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

6. Information on result(s)

Released by SASPS:

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

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

  • Sent off within 4 weeks after 6 with
  • Academic record
  • Registration form for further courses (if applicable)

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

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