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 innovation 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.
Paralegal, Legal administrative staff
Inside the curriculum
Get certified within 8 months
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
Outstanding learners can look forward to potential Paralegal career opportunities
Offset the course fee using our instalment plan
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.
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
15th March 2021
14th September 2021
Full time:6 months
Part-time: 8 months
Programme structure - 9 Modules
Module 1: Legal Fundamentals
Introduces students to the concept of law and the legal system in Singapore and an overview of legal contracts that will help students learn drafting approaches to ensure contract utility and enforceability. Fundamentals of Law of Tort will be covered u Ability to identify and solve legal problems arising from a civil context
Module 2: Criminal Law
Different aspects of criminal litigation will be taught, from arrest to appeal u Students will be exposed to the Criminal Procedure, Evidence Act and relevant cases which encapsulate the essential rules parties need to know to conduct a criminal litigation.
Module 3: Family Law
Students will be taught on the procedure of commencing matrimonial proceedings and the necessary documents to be filed to obtain the Final Judgment
Module 4: Company and Partnership
An understanding of the core principles of company and partnership laws in Singapore as well as the various company and partnership structures available.
Module 5: Civil Procedure
Aim of the module is to educate students about the entire litigation process. Focuses mainly on the Rules of Court and Supreme Court Practice Directions where it set out the rules governing any civil proceedings going through the Court system.
Module 6: Preparing Bills for Taxation
Introduction to the concept of taxation and its underlying principle.
Module 7: Conveyancing Law & Procedure
Basic law and legal concepts governing real property in Singapore will be covered. The entire conveyancing transaction will be taught. Procedures for the purchase of Strata Land Title property as well as Land Title property will be covered. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of following the strict timelines.
Module 8: Corporate Secretarial Practice
An understanding on how to set up a company or any other business vehicle to carry out his business in Singapore.
Module 9: Intellectual Property Law
An overview of the various Intellectual Property (IP) rights in Singapore will be covered where students will be introduced to topics of Copyrights, Patents, Trade Marks, Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
Mode of delivery
Any combination of lectures, group discussions, individual activities, experiential learning.
Teacher and Student Ratio: 1:20