Legal Secretary Level 3

Course code: OSC1012
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Improve your knowledge of a legal secretary’s role with this level 3 course!

  • Learn how the law is developed and how it changes
  • Study a range of common legal matters such as mortgages and wills
  • Understand the courts and dispute resolution
  • Explore the principles of liability and debt recovery
Course overview

Legal secretaries support the smooth running of law firms and can earn up to £30,000 per annum.
All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by phone and post.
Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long-term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Duration

Up to 12 months

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours to complete

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Assessment

Tutor-marked assessments

Course content
  • 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
Extra info

Assessment

The legal secretary course is assessed by series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have up to a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course manual, assessment details, a study guide and a stationery pack, as well as full tutor support by email.

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).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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.

Q&As

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Dedicated personal tutor support
Dedicated student support
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE XO Student Discounts card
FREE CV critique service
FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
*Comprehensive study guide
*Open Study College pen and highlighter
*Student study planner
*Student notebook
*Document wallet
*Not included with the online study option

No, everything you need is included in the price!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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