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Legal Secretary Level 3

Course Code: OSC1012
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Understand everything a legal secretary needs to know in this Level 3 course, from home!

  • Legal Secretaries support the smooth running of law firms and can earn up to £30,000 per annum
  • They can also work in barristers' chambers, local authorities and legal departments in larger companies
  • This training course will focus on equipping you with the knowledge and skills to work as a Legal Secretary
  • You still study how the law is developed, how it changes, and a range of common legal matters such as mortgages and wills

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.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

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!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Working in the Legal Environment
    • Regulation
    • Different types of Lawyer
    • The legal environment
    • The Solicitors office
    • The role of the Legal Secretary
    • Key skills
    • Office procedure
    • Office equipment
    • Alternative business structure under new Legal Services Act 2007
    Unit 2: The Courts and Dispute Resolution
    • Rights of audience
    • Right to conduct litigation
    • Judges
    • The court system
    • Appeals
    • Alternative dispute resolution
    Unit 3: Sources of Law
    • Precedent
    • Legislation
    • Law reporting
    • Institutions of the European Union
  • Unit 4: Principles of Liability
    • Elements of criminal liability
    • Elements of a contract
    • Contract formalities
    • Contractual terms
    • Discharge of contract
    • Remedies
    • The law of tort
    • Negligence
    • Advice and representation
    Unit 5: Principles of Debt Recovery
    • Pre-action matters
    • Issuing proceedings
    • Start of preceedings
    • Action by Defendant
    • Claimant's reply to defence
    • Enforcement of judgements
    Unit 6: Aspects of Non-Contentious Work
    • Wills and probate
    • The function of the executor(s)
    • Land law
    • Co-owner ship
    • Conveyancing

Other Information

  • 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 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 Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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