Diploma in Legal Executive Studies

This part-time diploma provides participants with the skills necessary to enable them to function effectively as paralegals in a legal office environment. It also provides a recognised qualification for those who wish to further themselves academically.

Those who complete the Diploma programme will be proficient in the general administration and the day-to-day running of the law office or legal department.

Target Participants
Participants working in the law office or legal department and those who wish to make law their career.

 Course Information

Course Date:

14 October 2019

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 2.5 years

This course consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC)

Course Frequency:

3 times a week, 7pm to 10pm on weekdays

Application Period:

29 April 2019 - 14 July 2019

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Modular Certificate

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 


SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents


Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above


Singapore Citizens aged below 40


Singapore Permanent Residents


Others & Repeat Students


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(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)
1Please refer to www.workfare.sg for more information on WTS
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per MC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

 Career Opportunities

Graduates can look forward to career opportunities in roles such as Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, Law Office Managers and Administrators.


 Contact Us


Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)

What You Will Learn

To be awarded the Diploma in Legal Executive Studies, participants are required to complete a total of 5 modular certificates (MCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC.

Modular Certificate in Paralegal Skills 1

Subject code Subject

Provides participants with competencies in effective oral and written communications skills within the legal context. Participants learn how to be effective listeners and note-takers, read case reports and statutory provisions, how to write reports, letters and opinions. They are also trained to conduct simple client interviews and semi-formal meetings including the drafting of the agenda and minutes of meetings.


Introduces participants to the concept of law and the legal system in Singapore. Participants will learn the respective roles and structure of the executive, legislature and the judiciary. Participants are also trained in case reading, legal research and statutory interpretation.


Covers the main areas of civil actions available to parties seeking civil redress. This includes the law relating to negligence, nuisance, defamation, assault and battery.

Modular Certificate in Paralegal Skills 2

Subject code Subject

Introduces the law of real property in Singapore. Topics include ownership of land, covenants affecting the land, law in relation to mortgages, landlords and tenants, strata titles and management corporations.


Provides participants with an overview of the legal principles governing the formation of contract, the rights and obligations created by certain type of clauses and the consequent remedies available to anyone who suffers a breach of contract.


Covers the law relating to criminal offences and defences. The focus is on identifying and understanding the elements of major offences and defences in the Penal Code with references to decided cases. Criminal offences in other key legislation such as the Misuse of Drugs Act are also dealt with.

Modular Certificate in Procedural Law 1

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Deals with the procedure in respect of criminal matters, from arrest to criminal litigation and appeal. It covers the entire process of administering criminal justice and criminal litigation as provided by the Criminal Procedure Code and portions of the Evidence Act and trains participants to assist a criminal lawyer effectively.


Introduces the law relating to marriage, divorce, the maintenance of wife and children, the protection of the family, division of matrimonial assets and the parent-child relationship. Close attention is paid to the Women's Charter and relevant cases.


Introduces participants to the litigation process from the commencement of a writ action to enforcement of judgment. It also covers the substantive legal principles underlying civil procedures and includes hands-on training in the drafting of court documents.

Modular Certificate in Procedural Law 2

Subject code Subject

Deals with the procedural aspects connected with property transactions. Participants will be taught the procedures involved in the preparation of instruments for lodgement for such transactions.


Provides a basic understanding of the law that governs and regulates companies. Topics include types of corporate entities, Memorandum and Articles of Association, director's duties, rights of members, takeovers, reconstruction and mergers and corporate finance.


Focuses on the civil litigation process from the post judgment state. It also covers accident litigations and matrimonial proceedings.

Modular Certificate in Law Office Management

Subject code Subject

Aims to equip participants with an understanding of corporate secretarial functions. Participants will learn the law which governs and regulates companies in Singapore with particular emphasis on the practical and the procedural aspects. Topics include duties and responsibilities of a Company Secretary, roles and powers of the Registrar, company formation procedures, Memorandum and Articles of Association, the requirements for prospectus, meetings and resolutions, registers and statutory records and the Singapore Exchange.


Provides participants with an understanding of the basic accounting concepts with particular application to the legal industry. You will also learn the procedures to prepare and maintain accounts for the legal profession.


Covers principles in managing a law office including the office environment, human resources, work flow, office automation, records and document management, logistical support, electronic filing and litigation support systems.

Modes of Assessment


Class Tests


Written exams

Minimum Entry Requirements

‘O’ Levels
  • At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes in the following subjects:
    • English Language (EL1 or EL2) Grade 1 – 6
    • Two other subject Grade 1- 6
  • and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Higher Nitec
  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience OR
  • GPA ≥2.0 and
  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services

  • Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with at least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Nitec in Technology/Services

  •  Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA ≥2.0 with at least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

WSQ Qualification

  • Relevant WSQ Qualification with at least 1 year of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA (Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy SOA (Level 6)

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

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Application Procedures & Enquiries

Submit on-line application via: https://cetoas.tp.edu.sg/Account/Logon

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
Tel: 6788 1212
Email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg
URL: http://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 1 November 2017