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To provide the knowledge and practical skills for complete job readiness to enter a Legal Secretary Career. The course aims to build the skills and knowledge to be an effective Legal Secretary. Successfully completion of the course will lead to you being awarded a Level 3 Certificate as a Certified Legal Secretary of the ACLS, Association of Certified Legal Secretaries.
This is a complete training course to ensure that you are able to get into the legal secretarial job market. It is also an ideal Legal Secretary Course for those who are in Legal Secretarial Jobs and are looking to consolidate their skills.
This Legal Secretary Training Course is also accredited by the CPD (Continuous Professional Development). CPD Training is a fundamental part of the Legal Industry, as Solicitors are required by the Law Society and Solicitors Regulatory Authority to complete CPD recognised training. This factor makes the CPD Legal Secretary Course highly respected in the Legal Industry.
Background to the Qualification and Course:
Souters has provided legal training continuously since 1988. Our training is delivered in a classroom environment by qualified lawyers.
We have been actively working in conjunction with a major City firm to redesign legal secretarial training to the modern legal industry's context.
This course is delivered by a remote tutor, who is a barrister with practical experience.
This Distance Learning / Online Course is delivered by a Lawyer, who is an experienced teacher. There is a mixture of practical exercises and key legal instructions that simulate working in a Legal Firm.
(1) Introduction to Law session
(2) The Legal Industry explained: Magic Circle and City; High Street; In house
(3) The Law Office: Partners; Fee Earners; Paralegals; Legal Secretaries
(4) Legal Skills - Practical Sessions Departmental Functions and Procedures: Criminal Litigation; Civil Litigation; Commercial Law; Corporate Law; Family Law & Wills
(5) The Legal Skills Practical Sessions will include the following within each of the above five legal areas: Legal Document Production; Document presentation and engrossment; Proof Reading; Forms processing and completion; Time recording & Invoicing; Audio Typing Training; Touch Typing Training; Tests and appraisals.
Who is this course for?
A variety of students including people looking for a career change, existing legal secretaries and those looking to gain a recognised qualification.
Students will develop an understanding of the underlying building blocks of the legal system and practical abilities for Legal Secretarial Jobs.
This course starts from the basics and there are no pre-requisites.
A variety of students from school leavers to office staff and business people generally.
Experience or previous qualification in Secretarial, PA or Administration will be beneficial, but are no fundamental.
The course will lead to delegate becoming a Certified Legal Secretary of the ACLS, which opens up a range of career options in the Legal Secretarial Industry. Legal Secretaries in London can earn excess of £40K. You can progress your qualification to the Level 4 Legal PA Diploma. We additionally, offer the Level 3 Legal Secretarial Diploma, if you prefer a Diploma.
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Sherry Delmar asked:
is this course available to international students to complete online from their country?
Yes, we can adapt the course for you to complete remotely in your country.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How is the level 3 Legal Secretary course assessed? Is there a final exam? Thank You
Yes, the final assessment is based on a test of practical work submitted under exam conditions including audio transcriptionThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How will this course unfold during those 3 months? Will I have daily lessons that i have to complete each day? Thank you
The course has an induction with the tutor at our centre in EC4; there are follow up sessions with the trainer to suit students' other commitments; the practice work can be completed remotely and either brought back or e-mailed to tutor for correction/ submission. There will be no daily lessons you work at your pace with a three month deadline.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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