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Legal Secretary Level 3

Legal Secretary Level 3 Course

Enrolment Fee £489.00

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This course will take roughly 80 hours to complete.


A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain the confidence required within a certain subject without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of law so that you can embark on a rewarding career or maybe you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

Legal secretaries give administrative support to lawyers, legal executives and paralegals, and often help with the day-to-day tasks in running a legal firm. Opportunities exist in solicitors’ offices, barristers’ chambers, law courts, local authorities, the police and armed forces, finance houses, insurance companies and estate agents, earning up to £30,000 per annum.  

Some law firms specialise in areas such as corporate law or criminal law, while others deal with a wider range of legal matters including property, divorce and family law. In local firms, legal secretaries gain a wide range of experience, whilst in larger firms they may specialise in one or two areas of law.

The Distance Learning Legal Secretary course will focus on equipping you with the knowledge and skills to work as a Legal Secretary. You will study how the law is developed, how it has changed, plus a range of common legal matters that you may be involved with, such as mortgages and wills.

What can you do with Legal Secretary Level 3

As well as solicitors’ offices and barristers’ chambers, you could work for law courts, local authorities, estate agents or the police.

Your day-to-day activities may include:

  • producing legal documents like wills and contracts
  • preparing court forms and statements
  • handling confidential information
  • working from solicitors' written notes and audio files (dictation)
  • dealing with clients
  • making appointments and managing diaries

If you work for a small, local firm, you’ll develop experience in a wide range of legal matters. In larger firms you’ll usually specialise in one particular area of law.

With experience you could become a senior secretary, PA or office manager in larger firms.

With further qualifications, you could become a legal executive, paralegal or licensed conveyancer.

You could also work towards training as a solicitor or barrister.

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Modules

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Observational techniques
Self-report techniques
Correlations.

For the Legal Secretary Level 3 course you will cover the following content:-

Regulation
Different types of Lawyer
The legal environment
The Solicitors office
The role of the Legal Secretary
Key skills
Office procedure
Office equipment
Alternative business structure under new Legal Services Act 2007
Rights of audience
Right to conduct litigation
Judges
The court system
Appeals
Alternative dispute resolution
Precedent
Legislation
Law reporting
Institutions of the European Union
Elements of criminal liability
Elements of a contract
Contract formalities
Contractual terms
Discharge of contract
Remedies
The law of tort
Negligence
Advice and representation
Pre-action matters
Issuing proceedings
Start of proceedings
Action by Defendant
Claimant's reply to defence
Enforcement of judgements
Wills and probate
The function of the executor(s)
Land law
Co-owner ship
Conveyancing

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Support

You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC LTD has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by OSC LTD to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales




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