SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMMES

UFS Faculty of Law and ILI South Africa Centre for Excellence

Corporate Finance and Accounting

  • Eight sessions Delivered Online on NQF Level 5
  • This short learning programme is aimed at providing participants with with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand fundamental concepts in corporate finance and accounting relevant to their professions
  • Intended Audience Includes lawyers, business executives, managers and administrators in various fields who may benefit from a background in corporate finance and accounting.

Ethical and Effective In-House Counsel

  • Eight Sessions Delivered Online on NQF Level 8
  • CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 01 MAY 2021
  • This short learning programme is aimed at empowering persons (prospective in-house counsel)
    with the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure performance as an ethical and effective in-house counsel of any company (including a SME).
  • Intended Audience Includes private lawyers (especially practicing lawyers interested in a career move) and government lawyers, government parastatals transitioning to the international public sector, law graduates and law students as well as corporate secretaries, with potential interest in the In-House Counsel.

Introduction to Mediation

  • Ten Sessions Delivered Online on NQF Level 5
  • This short learning programme is aimed at empowering persons in various spheres of society
    with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand the value of mediation as a dispute resolution approach within their private lives and in their professional environments.
  • Intended Audience Includes business executives, lawyers, government officials, managers and administrators in various fields, and judges and court administrators who may benefit from a background relating to the process of mediation.

The UFS Centre for Labour Law

Offers a range of short courses on the Bloemfontein Campus (during the week). The Certificate in Labour Law and the Advanced Course in Labour Law is also offered in Welkom, at the Qwaqwa Campus and Kimberley (dependent on a minimum number of entries). Please note that another venues may be considered if a minimum of 30 students enrol for such a course.

Why a short course in labour/commercial law?

59,2% of persons participate in the labour force of South Africa by either being employed or by looking for a job. A large number of people provide employment (opportunities) and thereby also participate in the labour market and the general world of commerce. Labour law and commercial law therefore occupy the centre stage across all commercial and social contexts. Similar to South African law in general, labour – and commercial law have received special attention and have been subject to major reform since 1994 in order to address economic and social injustices of the past. In this regard commercial law generally regulates all business activities, whilst Labour law, as a sub-division of commercial law, aims to regulate the relationship between employer and employee as well as the collective relationship between employers/ employer organisations and employees/ trade unions. A sound knowledge of these two fields of law will prove to be invaluable to anyone exposed to employment and commercial activities. Persons who may benefit from the short courses include employers, employees, trade union officials, shop stewards, business owners, HR-staff, managers, businessmen and anyone participating in commercial transactions – yes, even the buyer and seller of a newspaper!

The courses are as follows:

  • Certificate in Basic Principles of Labour Law (BPLL)
    • Practical six-month course on NQF Level 5.
    • Deals with basic legislative principles regulating the relationship between employer and employee. Includes topics relating to basic conditions of employment, dismissals, industrial action and discrimination.
    • Requirements for admission: Grade 12 or proof of adequate prior learning.
  • Certificate in Advanced Principles of Labour Law (APLL)
    • Supportive six-month course on NQF Level 7 (for persons intending to specialise in labour law).
    • Deals with advanced legislative principles regulating the individual – and collective labour law relationship. Also incorporates study of secondary sources influencing legislation, e.g. case law.
    • Reguirements for admission: BPLL or any other prior learning in labour law.
  • Certificate in Basic Principles of Social Security Law (CSOS)
    • Practical six-month course on NQF Level 6.
    • Deals with legislative principles regarding social security of employees in the workplace. It includes e.g. unemployment insurance and other forms of social assistance.
    • Requirements for admission: Grade 12 or adequate proof of prior learning.
  • Certificate in Commercial Law (CCML)
    • Practical six-month course on NQF Level 5.
    • Deals with legal principles of commercial law. It includes e.g. law of contract, delict, insurance, and credit agreements.
    • Requirements for admission: Grade 12 or adequate proof of prior learning.
  • Certificate in Advanced Commercial Law (ACML)
    • Practical six-month course on NQF Level 6.
    • Deals with legal principles regulating business enterprises. It includes e.g. partnerships, companies, closed corporations, and business trusts.
    • Requirements for admission: Grade 12 or adequate proof of prior learning
  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR)
    • Practical six-month course on NQF Level 6.
    • Deals with legislative principles regarding conflict resolution, especially negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration.
    • Requirements for admission: Grade 12 or adequate proof of prior learning.

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FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043

E: law@ufs.ac.za

Equitas Building
UFS Bloemfontein Campus

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