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The Igqwetha Training Academy [ITA] is again running its ITA Para-Legal Course in Conveyancing [Level 1] and applications are welcome. By its end prospective candidates with suitable administrative/secretarial qualifications and/or skills will have been trained to become conveyancing paralegals.

A maximum of 12 students will be accommodated on the course in order to ensure optimum individual attention. This after hours course (18h00 to 21h00) consisting of 16 weekly lectures commences on Tuesday 12 October 2004 (applications should preferably be submitted before 25 September, and a pre-admission assessment will be held shortly thereafter). At the end of the course students will be examined on the knowledge and skills they have acquired and certificates will be awarded to those students who pass.

What makes the ITA paralegal course in conveyancing unique is the students' comprehensive exposure to all facets of conveyancing. They will be taught the basic theory and practice of conveyancing and will be provided with the knowledge and skills needed in order for them to find employment as conveyancing paralegals/secretaries. Each student will have access to state of the art computer equipment for the duration of the course, and will also be trained on the Ghostconvey software for transfers and bonds.

A key focus area of ITA is to provide skills and upliftment training to inter alia, previously disadvantaged people. Such applicants are welcome to apply for bursaries that are available from Buchanan Boyes Smith Tabata to enable them to study for free. At the same time it has to be noted that Buchanan Boyes Smith Tabata's aim is to provide top-level graduates, and for this reason they have set definite entry-level requirements.

Lizelle Kilbourn, the Training Manager, is a qualified conveyancer who brings with her a wealth of not only conveyancing knowledge but also of tutoring skills, having lectured to conveyancers and their staff for many years. She has been instrumental in preparing the course material and her approach is to relay information and explain difficult legal concepts in a comprehensive and simple manner. "Make it easy to understand" is her motto.

Buchanan Boyes Smith Tabata is in the process of applying for accreditation of Igqwetha/the course by the POSLEC Seta and will be able to report progress on this aspect later on in the year.

Buchanan Boyes Smith Tabata is truly proud of this initiative. Find their website at and follow the link to Igqwetha Training Academy for more information. E-mail Lizelle Kilbourn or phone her at 021 406 9100.

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