This qualification is to capacitate learners to perform a multitude of functions in a commercial environment. A learner that acquired this qualification will be capable to perform as an office manager. The qualification has two specialisation modules which offer the learner some latitude to specialise in two different fields. The type of operations in an office environment often dictates whether the services rendered require registered legal practitioners or whether practitioners trained in paralegal studies would suffice.
On achieving this Qualification, the learner will be able to:
i. Apply fundamental knowledge and understanding of law to a specific problem within the Namibian legal context.
ii. Apply appropriate technology in order to conduct legal research on behalf of a legal or paralegal practitioner.
iii. Communicate with internal and external clients in a paralegal or legal workplace.
iv. Range: Communication refers to both written and oral communication.
v. Guide and refer clients in a paralegal context.
vi. Assist in solving problems in a paralegal context by working in a team and individually.
vii. Provide administrative and organisational support in an office environment.
viii. Exercise ethical conduct, values and professionalism when dealing with internal and external clients.
The following are the entry requirements of this qualification
1.3.1 Normal Entry
The normal entry requirement to the programme shall be a Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Ordinary or Higher or a combination of both) or equivalent qualification(s), if the candidate has passed five subjects (including English at Grade D) normally in not more than three examination sittings with a minimum of 20 points on the St. Antony Universal College evaluation scale
1.3.2 Mature Age Entry
i. Minimum age is 25 years old plus 3 years relevant working experience & Grade 10 Certificate.
ii. Recognition of Prior Learning RPL is available as an entry option.
This qualification will be awarded to candidates with a minimum of 120 credits and who have met the requirements of the compulsory selection.
Students can transfer into the qualification provided that they are doing a similar qualification at level 5 with a recognised University or College. Transferred credits cannot be more than 50% and will be done on a course by course basis after assessing the similarity of course contents.
The delivery mode will include full time lecturers, tutorials, industrial attachment and self-study.
1.6.1 Assessment
i. Assessment shall be both the course work and the Research paper shall be in accordance with the general regulations of St. Antony Universal College.
ii. Whereas the continuous assessment shall constitute 40% , the final examination assessment shall constitute 60%
iii. The Certificate shall be awarded in accordance with the general regulations of St. Antony Universal College.
1.6.2 Exemption
There will be recognition of prior learning (RPL) for students who want to enrol on the proviso that they hold certain qualifications, which in the professional view of the college warrant exemption of such course(s). Each case will be considered on its own merits. Details will be reflected in the programme regulations.
This is a new qualification and it is not replacing any old qualification

Course structure (NQF Level 4 Certificate)

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