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Certificate in Law

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Law and Para-Legal studies

Entry requirements : 3 credits

Department : Law

Programme Duration : 1 Years



The objective of the course is to enhance the performance of supporting staff and learners in the administration of justice by: 

  • Equipping individuals with the knowledge of the Legal System and Court Procedures. 
  • Enhancing their skills required in managing an office. 
  • Focusing on customer care principles.



The CIL is ideal for: 

  • Dikgosi 
  • Customary Court Presidents 
  • Court Clerks 
  • Debt Collectors 
  • Executive Secretaries in Private Law firms 
  • Police Officers 
  • Correctional Services Officers 
  • Immigration Officers 
  • Select BDF Personnel 
  • Select BURS Officers, and 
  • Other law enforcement personnel. 


Successful completion of the requirements for CIL programme will enable candidates to enrol in Diploma level programmes. 



  • Candidates must have obtained three (3) credits at BGCSE (or equivalent) including English language. Higher qualification will be an added advantage. OR 
  • Special Entry: Candidates who do not have minimum academic qualifications stated above but have a minimum of two years uninterrupted work experience in a relevant or related field will be considered, or upon satisfying the requirements of the Academic Board. 


The programme is taught over a period of one year divided into two semesters.