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Certificate of Higher Education In Common Law


  • One (1) Year minimum
  • Two (2) Years maximum


  • Full Time & Part Time:
  • Week days (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) or
  • Evenings (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)


Instructions will be provided by an eminent and highly qualified team of local faculty and other professionals. Overseas guest lecturers will be utilized where appropriate.


The University of London (UOL) is recognized nationally and internationally as a centre of academic excellence. The quality of its programmes is assured through the assessment and examination process. Upon completion of the programme you are awarded the University of London Certificate. The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is the Registered Centre in Jamaica to provide tutorial support for the University of London Certificate of Higher Education programme.


The prescribed textbooks for each module must be sourced by you; however, the University of London will provide Study Guides and Statutes for the core modules.


To qualify for entry into the Certificate in Higher Education in Common Law programme candidates must have one of the following requirements:

  • Minimum 5 GCE O'Level or CXC subjects with passes at A, B or C / 1 or 2 (including English Language).

NB: Participants with CXC passes at level 3 since 1998 are also eligible.

  • Three (3) GCE O’levels or CXCs (including English Language) plus Paralegal qualification from a recognized institution


All applicants are required to demonstrate oral and written competence in English Language.


Individuals must submit the following for admission in the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean:

  • UCC Application Form for UOL Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law
  • Official  certificate(s) and transcript(s) from schools or colleges
  • Non-refundable UCC application fee (see above)
  • Two passport sized photographs

Documentary Evidence:   Include a photocopy of one of the following as proof of your full name (including any change of name) and date of birth to your application:

  • A birth certificate or Passport                                                                                                            
  • Marriage certificate
  • Deed poll
  • Statutory declaration
  • Alien’s registration certificate

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean will:

  • Receive your application form and supporting documents for processing. 
  • Register you to sit the admission test. 
  • Advise when to return to UCC for an interview and upon acceptance into the programme advise via email to collect your acceptance package.
  • Register you with the University of London and provide you with your Student Registration Number (SRN) and Aeorion Student Management System number. 

You should visit UOL online at student portal to register for the relevant UOL modules.  At this point you are required to:

  • Pay UOL Registration fee as per above
  • Pay UCC Tuition fee as per above

All relevant fees must be paid prior to the commencement of classes.   

Key Dates

For academic year 2017-2018:
Fall Semester:-

  • Start Date:  10/9/2017
  • End Date:  20/12/2017

Spring Semester:-

  • Start Date: 7/1/2018
  • End Date: 20/4/2018

The academic year runs from 1 November to 31 October.  There are two application and registration deadlines each year: for entry at the start of the academic year and for entry mid-way through the academic year.

Application Deadlines
31 October
UOL -  1 April
UCC - March 1 (for entry mid-way through the academic year)

Registration Deadlines

1 November (for entry at the start of the academic year
1 May (for entry mid-way through the academic year)

Examinations:  Take place May/June and October each year.

Late Applications: Will only be considered by UCC on a case-by-case basis and on space availability and may attract late fees.

Course Withdrawal/Postponement:  The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean reserves the right to withdraw/postpone a scheduled course if the registration is insufficient.  In this event, UCC will refund all fees already paid towards the withdrawn course.


For further information please contact:

Mrs Maxine Watts / Ms Adrienne Stokes
School of Humanities and Law: Department of Law
University of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Worthington Campus, 17 Worthington Avenue, Kingston 5
Tel: 665-4025, 665-4026 or 665-3000; Fax: 968-1926
Email: or

* Information on this page is subject to change at short notice

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