Understand the Singapore Legal System in just 8 months

Be trained by practising lawyers with more than two decades of experience!

The Diploma in Paralegal Studies is specially designed to prepare participants to function as qualified Paralegals. Guided by experienced practising lawyers, this course equips participants with the knowledge of law and critical skills to negotiate and advocate in specialised fields. Participants will be trained to be problem-solvers and innovative thinkers to embark on an intellectually challenging career as a Paralegal.

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Who is this course for?

Legal staff and administrative members who aim to improve their knowledge on the various facets of Singapore’s legal system. Professionals who want to switch careers and try the exciting world of law.


Why it appeals to employers?

Law firms look for paralegals who are trained in  established legal procedures, formats and systems. Through this programme, learners will be able to master various legal functions in Singapore and serve their organisations better in the future.


Potential careers

Paralegal, Legal administrative staff, or those who are working in legal field.


Inside the curriculum

Fast-track certification

Get certified within 8 months

Real-world application

We want you to be ready for your future career in law and paralegal. We ensure that the modules use real-world examples and will provide insights on you can use it once you enter the field

Instalment Available

Offset the course fee using our instalment plan


Admission criteria

​Local Students

  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level passes with a pass in English Language at C6, OR

  •  Matured candidates who are at least 30 years of age with 8 years of full-time work experience, OR

  •  Candidates with other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


English requirements

  • GCE ‘O’ Level Language with a minimum grade of C6, OR

  • WPL Level 6 (Average of Reading, Listening, Speaking & Writing Scores), OR

  •  IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (applicable for International students), OR

  •  Successfully pass TVI English Admission Test


Award of qualification

Diploma in Paralegal Studies is to be awarded by

Training Vision Institute


Method of assessment

Each level may be assessed by any combination of written
assessment, group presentations, MCQ and/or written exams


Course Commencement

24 May 2021
10 September 2021


Course Duration

Full time:6 months

Part-time: 8 months


Our Educators

Dr. Tan Lay Hong

Dr. Tan Lay Hong graduated from NUS Law Faculty in 1985 with LL.B (Class 2A) and practised in civil litigation. She left practice to start an academic career with NTU, Business School.

She was a tenured Associate Professor at NTU and taught at NTU, Business School for 24 years. She obtained a Ph.D with NUS Law Faculty in 2014. She is a trainer at NUS Law School, Pro bono and Legal Clinic. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences and has written 5 books on company law and corporate governance.

Suppiah Thangaveloo

Suppiah Thangaveloo is a Consultant with the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, with more than 33 years of litigation experience.


He graduated with a BA Law (Hons)(Manchester)(1981), Degree of Utter Barrister (Gray’s Inn)(1983), Post Graduate Practical Course in Law Board of Education (Singapore)(1984).


Thangaveloo has vast industry experiences internationally such as in countries like Australia, Philippines and Malaysia.

Yang Eu Jin

Yang Eu Jin is Partner and Co-Head of RHTLaw Asia’s Corporate and Capital Markets Practice and Head of the Education Industry Group.


He has covered a wide spectrum of corporate and securities law-related work, with particular expertise in corporate finance and capital markets work. He has advised many local and foreign enterprises seeking to undertake public listings and post-listing corporate action on the SGX.


Key Areas of Expertise: Capital Markets & Corporate Governance

Nandakumar Renganathan

Nandakumar Renganathan is the Deputy Head of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia. He is an experienced counsel and has acted for both public listed and private limited companies in commercial claims. Claims handled by Renganathan include contractual claims, shareholder and partnerships disputes, sale of goods, defamation, property dispute, medical negligence intellectual property infringements and sale and purchase of companies.


Key areas of expertise: Financial Services, Commercial Litigation, Probate & Administration