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Course Overview

Paralegals play a vital role in the smooth running of law firms and legal departments. If you want to join the legal industry as a Paralegal, or are already working as a Paralegal, attending this course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform your job effectively.


You will acquire theoretical knowledge of contract law, tort law, family law, company law and criminal law, and procedural skills such as civil and criminal procedures, conveyancing, and corporate secretarial practice. You will also be trained to run a law office and be introduced to legal lechnology. Temasek Polytechnic is the only polytechnic in Singapore that prepares working adults for a career in the legal industry.

Application/Entry Requirement


‘O’ Levels

At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes in the following subjects: 

English Language (EL1 or EL2) Grade 1 – 7

Any mathematics subject Grade 1 – 6

Any science subject Grade 1 – 6

and 3 years of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec

GPA ≥ 2.0 OR

GPA ≥ 1.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR


GPA ≥ 3.5 OR

GPA ≥ 3.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services GPA ≥ 2.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Nitec in Technology/Services GPA ≥ 3.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
WSQ Qualification Relevant WSQ Qualification with 3 years of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (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.

Who Should Attend

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

What You'll 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.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM001 Legal Communications Skills

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.

BCLM002 Legal Systems & Methods

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.

BCLM003 Law of Tort

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.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM004 Law of Real Property

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.

BCLM005 Law of Contract

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.

BCLM006 Criminal Law

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.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM007 Criminal Procedure

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.

BCLM008 Family Law

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.

BCLM009 Principles of Civil Litigation 1

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.

Subject Code Subject
BCLM010 Conveyancing Practice

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.

BCLM011 Company Law

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.

BCLM012 Principles of Civil Litigation 2

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

Subject Code Subject
BCLM013 Company Secretarial Practice

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.

BCAF001 Accounting for Legal Executives

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.

BCLM014 Management of Law Office & Court Technology

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


  • Assignments
  • Class Tests
  • Projects
  • Written exams

Career Opportunities

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

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Closing Date Course Duration

19 April 2021

02 November 2020 - 11 January 2021

2.5 Years


Course Fees

Course Fees per Modular Certificate

Fee Type Course Fees
(w GST) 
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents S$337.50
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above S$327.42
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 S$481.50
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,290.42
Others & Repeat Students S$3,235.68

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Course fees payable is based on per MC.

Course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.


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Course Contact

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  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Thu)

    8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing Block 1A, 
    Level 3, Unit 81
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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

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