Sectional title is a complex subject that many people don’t quite understand; it has become evident that there is a need for additional training in the sectional title arena. Paddocks is proud to announce the launch of the Short Learning Programme (SLP) initiative – a series of part-time online short courses that have been designed to increase the competence of sectional title service providers and in this way promote a higher standard of service to sectional title bodies corporate.
The short courses are approved by the University of Cape Town, Professional Development Project of the Faculty of Law, UCT (Law@Work) and result in a certificate issued from the University of Cape Town.
The SLP series of part-time short courses will all be four weeks in length, covering four modules. Students will be tested with weekly multiple-choice quiz assignments. A new presentation of the course will commence every six weeks. As a result, students can start studying when it suits them. The new initiative will be launched with the presentations of the UCT (Law@Work) Sectional Title Meetings short course and the UCT (Law@Work) Sectional Title Sales and Transactions short course. There are several more courses in the pipeline.
All learning will be conducted through the Paddocks Learning Website. Students on the course will be able to ask questions of the course instructors and receive administrative support from the Paddocks team. Students will be able to download comprehensive course notes, watch videos and ask questions on the practical application of the particular course material.
The SLPs have been designed on the wave of success that Paddocks experienced with the Kwiksta courses – where students were able to sign up to complete short courses in a 30-day period and complete the course material at their own pace, but without support. The courses were quite popular, but we believe the added support and the UCT approval will provide added benefit to the sectional title industry.
Law applicable to scheme management is under constant review and it is therefore imperative to keep up-to-date. This SLP aims to educate the busy sectional title industry and help build the level of knowledge and skills in this industry to a platform that all can be proud of.
The new short courses are now available for registration, with the first presentation of the courses starting on 10 June, 2013. The course fee, for each four-week course, is R1 950.