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Legal Secretary QLS Level 3 Course

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£429

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Level 3 Certificate

Study Hours

120 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

Legal Secretary Level 3 Course

Legal Secretary QLS Level 3 Course

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£429

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Level 3 Certificate

Study Hours

120 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

Course Information

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?

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.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. It 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.

Syllabus

The syllabus consists of six modules which are as follows:

  • Regulation
  • Different types of lawyer
  • The legal environment
  • The solicitor’s 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
  • Documentation
  • Precedent
  • Law reporting
  • Legislation
  • 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-ownership
  • Conveyancing

Assessments

You must successfully complete a series of assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed and you have met the required outcomes, 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 the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course). Learn Now Distance Learning College is a reseller for OSC.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality License Scheme website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Will I need to pay anything else?

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 12 months.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Registration with the awarding body and your final Certificate.

FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

If we have given you the option of “online” or “paper” at the top of the page next to the enrolment fee, you will be able to choose one or the other.  If no option is available, it means that the course offered is online only.

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

We understand that circumstances change and sometimes things can take a little longer. If you go over the course period then talk to us. We can normally extend your support for a small additional fee.

You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor who will be there to help you through your assignments.

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email with any further queries.