UNISA Higher Certificate in Law Course Modules and Curriculum



UNISA Higher Certificate in Law Course Modules and Curriculum

Qualification code: 98751
NQF level: 5
Total credits: 120
Rules:
Students who have already passed EUP1501 will retain the credit and do not have to register for SCL1502. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

Successful applicants and re-registering students must register to study through Unisa in 2016. Applicants can only begin the registration process if they have received an official approval of their application from Unisa. Re-registering students can begin the registration process after receiving their registration details from Unisa. Should you wish to change to an alternative qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.



How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:



  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study;
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester;
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and/or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree/non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.
You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately:



  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules;
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification



As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.
Rules:
Students who have already passed EUP1501 will retain the credit and do not have to register for SCL1502. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.

First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AFL1503 – Language and Communication Skills Acquisition in an African Language I
CPD1501 – Citizenship, Public Participation and Democracy
CRW1501 – Introduction to the General Principles of Criminal Law Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
ENN103F – English for Academic Purposes
ILW1501 – Introduction to Law
INS1502 – Developing Information Skills for Lifelong Learning
PAR1501 – Introduction to Paralegal Studies Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
SCL1501 – Skills Course for Law Students
SCL1502 – Research Literacy for Law Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501.
SJD1501 – Social Dimensions of Justice

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