Legal Secretary

Program Overview

Are you considering a career as a Legal Environment? Why not give your prospects a boost by enrolling on the Legal Secretary Diploma Course. This course is a must for secretaries and administrators contemplating working in a legal environment, whether it is in a solicitor’s office or in the legal department of a large firm, it is also for experienced Legal Secretaries who want to gain a formal qualification.

The duties of a Legal Secretary are varied. Depending on which department you are employed in, you could find yourself producing legal documents such as wills and court papers, dealing with enquiries from clients, operating a diary management system, keeping financial records, attending court or police cells with solicitors, delivering documents and undertaking a range of administrative duties.

This part qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.

Why study with us?

We provide high quality academic trainings that will enable you to get qualified in your chosen field; you will also be provided with a solid foundation to help you build your career or business. We’ll help you achieve your ambitions no matter how big they are and at the same time open your mind to possibilities you didn’t even know existed. Our standards are very high yet, we are easily accessible and affordable to everyone irrespective of their socio-economic background.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 – Matric,
  • A senior certificate or
  • National Certificate (N3) or a relevant Nated equivalent qualification
  • International students with Senior School Certificate can apply.

Program Modules

N4
  • Office Practice
  • Communication
  • Information Processing
  • Entrepreneurship and business management
N5
  • Legal Practice
  • Office Practice
  • Communication
  • Information Processing
N6
  • Legal Practice
  • Office Practice
  • Communication
  • Information Processing

Internship Requirement

This programme requires that the student undertakes an internship for a minimum of 18 months in relevant industry after completing the in-class academic study. There is an opportunity for job placement assistance through our industry network after graduating depending on availability.

Qualification Obtainable 

On completion of the program, student will receive a certificate for each level completed and subsequently a Diploma in Legal Practice. Certificates and Diplomas are awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Program Accreditation Information 

QCTO accreditation No: SDP1220/16/0017
Department of Higher Education and Training accreditation No: 2019/FE07/011

Duration, Study Mode & Intake Dates

Full Time

  • Study Duration: 18 – 24 months   
  • Admission dates: January and July every year

Online & Part Time  

  • Duration: 18 – 30 months
  • Admission dates: January and July every year   

Career Opportunities

  • Legal secretary – Conveyancing
  • Personal Assistant – Legal
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Insurance Litigation Legal Secretary
  • Legal Secretary – Litigation

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