Legal Secretary Advanced Level 4 Course

Accredited online course including Level 4 CPD Certificate on completion

Oplex Careers


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£34 inc VAT (was £299.99)
Offer ends 31 August 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
80 Hours
No formal qualification
80 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The online Legal Secretary Level 4 Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide great insight into the skills and knowledge related to the lawful office, working in the legal environment, the ‘Magic Circle’ and more.


80 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Description

The online Legal Secretary Level 4 Course will provide learners with a further and deeper understanding into working within the legal sector. This course will discuss the key skills and knowledge related to legal support, lawful roles, what is within the legal office, and more. This course will provide a great insight into your role working as a legal secretary with the use of practical examples throughout the course. Whether working in the legal sector already, you want to get started working in this field, looking for more training, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Legal Secretary Level 4 Course is split into the following modules:

    • An introduction to different lawful roles

-What is the Law?
-Classification of Law
-Other legal professionals you will meet

    • Legal Support Explained

-Types of legal support staff
-Professional organisations

    • A Legal Office and what it contains

-A legal office
-Partners and Fee Earners
-Associates, of counsel and contract lawyers

    • Legal Aid

-What is legal aid and eligibility
-The Legal Aid Agency

    • The Magic Circle

-The Magic Circle
-The Silver Circle
-City Firms, High street firms and In-house

    • Legal Confidentiality and Liability

-Common law duty and confidentiality
-Data Protection Act 1998
-Crime and Disorder Act 1998
-Criminal liability

    • The Law in Practice

-Dispute Resolution in England and Wales
-Arbitration and Mediation

    • Administrative Tasks in the legal sector

-Time recording and billing
-Audio Typing
-Legal documents you may handle

    • Working in a Legal Environment

-Office procedure
-Negotiation Skills

    • Finding the right career in the legal sector

-Where to look

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Legal Secretary Level 4 Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Legal Secretary Level 4 Course. This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Legal Secretary Level 4 Course.

Course Duration

The online Legal Secretary Level 4 Course requires 80 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Legal Secretary Level 4 Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Legal Secretary Level 4 Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Legal Secretary Level 4 Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

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Shujna asked:

Hi I would like to know the full price off this course and some advice I’m working as admin in a firm and I wanna became legal secretary


There are no additional fees once you have registered. The price you see today is a one off fee that will include everything you need to successfully complete your course. This includes 12 months unlimited access, tutor support, your final assessment (retake if needed), and your accredited certificate emailed over on completion. This course is CPD Accredited which is training related to professional development and is recognised by schools and employers across the UK.

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JB asked:

Hi, Is the content of the course on a video or in text format? Previous courses i have had to watch videos hence why i'd like to check. Thanks


Sure, great questions. This course is displayed via slide presentation using text and images. Hope this helps. Thanks

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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