Legal & Secretarial
Our Legal Secretarial courses prepare you fully for working in a legal or business environment in a range of roles such as a Legal Secretary or a more administrative role.
Our courses will equip you with the essential administrative and secretarial skills and legal knowledge required to gain employment. You will learn how to produce professional documents using Microsoft Office software, develop skills in planning and prioritising, work as part of a team and enhance your communication skills, all of which are necessary for a career in the modern working environment.
Our qualified staff are friendly and supportive with up-to-date industry knowledge, which creates a mature learning environment where students are valued. You will have the opportunity to apply for work experience through our connections with local businesses and London law firms which enables you to put your skills into practice.
You will also have the chance to apply for employment opportunities as a result of our reputation for producing students with high achievement levels.
What will I learn?
Skills and knowledge acquired on the courses include how to create and edit advanced legal documents from written text and dictated speech; the production of professional documents using the Microsoft Office software suite including spreadsheets and presentations; business skills necessary to work in the legal environment; legal terminology and knowledge of different areas of law.
What qualification will I gain?
We offer Level 2 or 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page.
What progression options will I have?
Progression from Level 2 to Level 3 is available on completion of your course, whether it be the full-time Level 3 Legal Secretary course or a Level 3 Legal Admin apprenticeship or alternatively you can progress into a trainee role in industry. Career opportunities for Level 3 students on completion of their course include job roles such as junior legal secretary, trainee personal assistant, team assistant, legal admin assistant in local solicitors or law firms in London.
What costs are involved?
Generally you will have to pay for coursebooks; the costs will vary depending on your course. Full-time Further Education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see our Student Finance page for further information. If you are enrolling on a part-time course, fees are applicable.
For Level 2 you need a minimum of three GCSEs grades 9-4, including English Language. For Level 3 you need a minimum of five GCSEs Grades 9-4, including English Language.
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