The Diploma in Law has been developed by Centre de Perfectionnement aux Techniques Economiques et Commerciales ‘CPTEC’ (Center for Development in Economic and Commercial Techniques) to provide a qualification for students who are seeking to work in the legal industry or in occupations where a practical knowledge of the legal industry will be of utility. It acts as both a standalone qualification and progression to a further degree aspiration for students. Though, the main aim of the Diploma in Law is to give students the legal knowledge and practical insight into the workings of the legal industry. In particular, students will get an insight into the workings of law firms and the role that they can play in law firms across the region. Holders of the Diploma will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the major theories and concepts in law.
The Diploma in Law will be of interest to students planning a career where a knowledge of fundamental legal principles and basic legal skills will be of use, e.g. business administration, legal administration, federal, state or local government administration. It will also be of interest to students who have a general interest in the law as an area of study. It will teach students core skills to enhance their career prospects, whether that be a student fresh out of school or someone wishing to upgrade their qualifications. Some core skills covered include; familiarity with the fundamental features of Nigeria and regional French legal system, the principles of business law and contract law, contemporary legal and ethical issues confronting regional society, communicating in groups, conflict resolution, problem solving, individual and group decision making, and an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs. Successful completion of the Diploma of Law guarantees students a place in most undergraduate degrees at CPTEC, with a possible 120 credit points credited towards their new program of study. Successful completion of the Diploma of Law will provide students with a pathway to most CPTEC undergraduate degrees, including the Bachelor of Laws, or a start to their career where a knowledge of fundamental legal principles and basic legal skills will be of use, e.g. business administration, legal administration, federal, state or local government administration.
Minimum Entry Requirement – »
By University Matriculation Entry Mode
- At least S.S.S. Certificate or G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with credit passes in five (5) subjects, including English Language and Literature in English obtained at not more than two sittings; Such a candidate must also have an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME). or
- (a) A two-year or three-year Diploma certificate plus credit passes in three (3) papers, including English Language and Literature in English in the S.S.S.
- Certificate examination or G.C.E. ‘O’ Level or their equivalent; or
- (b) Three (3) papers at principal or Advanced Level in Higher School Certificate or G.C.E. together with credit passes in English Language and Literature in English in the S.S.S. Certificate Examination or G.C.E. ‘O’ Level or their equivalent, or
- (c) Two (2) papers at Principal or Advanced Level in HSC or GCE plus credit passes in three (3) other papers (including English Language and Literature in English) in S.S.S. Certificate examination or G.C.E. ‘O’ Level or their equivalent.
- Two passes in GCE A Level Examinations; or Completion of equivalent High School qualification (12 years); or
- Pass in appropriate Foundation / Certificate programme; or
- A distinction or credit pass in the Certificate in Law programme from a recognized university or any other professional or Training in a relevant field from a credited professional or training institution
- Other similar qualifications; or
- Mature Entry Route (MER) Minimum age of 21 plus work experience (2 years min) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
- Achieved a grade C6 or better in English language O level; or
- All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their linguistic ability by gaining a minimum level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, prior to receiving an offer for the course.