Accomplish striking administrative and office strengths and make the most of your competence to become a successful and efficient legal secretary.
Working as a Legal Secretary at a law firm requires meticulous organisational skills and a lot of attention to detail. The core skills for a Legal Secretary include PA responsibilities, administrative duties, diary management, client liaison, executive support, proofreading, audio or copy typing, minute taking, modifying of documents and much more.
The Legal Secretary and Office Skills Diploma is designed to help you master these core skills and is taught through accessible, informative video lessons, online study materials, mock exams and automated assessments. You will gain a solid understanding of the roles of legal secretaries and paralegals, develop specific skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, prepare legal documents and learn to proofread. Transferable office administration skills in time management and Microsoft Word are also covered.
Upon completion, you’ll be able to set yourself apart as an in-demand secretarial professional in the legal field and develop the ability to work on multiple projects and cases at one time.
The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for CPD accredited certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.
In addition, to enhance the depth of your knowledge regarding the course and further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish. After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.
After successfully completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.
Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.
The Legal Secretary and Office Skills Diploma is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
What exactly are CPD hours/points?
CPD is an abbreviation for Continuing Professional Development. Your employer may require you to complete a certain number of CPD hours or points per year if you work in certain professions or for certain companies.
Do you provide CPD certification? How to obtain CPD certification?
Yes, all of our courses offer CPD certification. After successfully completing the MCQ assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. With a 60% passing score you will be qualified for CPD accredited certificates.
Do I get any accredited qualifications after completing this course?
This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education.
Do your certificates expire?
No, our certificates do not come with any expiration date.
Do I need to pay for the certification?
Yes, certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.
Do I need to pay for the exams?
No, there are no extra fees and hidden costs for the exam.
What is the method of teaching?
The course is fully online. You can study this course at your own pace. You will be taught through a combination of
How can I further assess my learning and get full tutor support?
Full tutor support is available only on weekdays ( Monday – Friday). You are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.
How can I gift this course to my beloved one?
In just 3 steps you can gift any course to your beloved ones. The steps are :
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Can I purchase this course in bulk?
Yes, you can. To purchase courses in bulk, add the desired number of courses in the cart and then proceed to the payment option. We also have special discounts for Business Customers.
How long can I access this course ?
All of our courses can be accessed for 1 Year. After one year you have to buy this course again if you wish to continue.
Would this course allow me to go on to the Cilex chartered legal executive course straight after?
No. Though there are no formal entry requirements for qualification, as the qualifications are at Level 3, CILEX does recommend that students embarking on a programme of study towards qualification have a minimum of four GCSEs at grades C or above (including English Language or Literature) or equivalent qualifications.
Is this course based in the UK?
Yes, UK based.
Will this course be applied to the laws and legislation of Northern Ireland?
|Legal Secretary and Office Skills Diploma - Updated Version|
|Module 01: Introduction to Legal Secretary||00:25:00|
|Module 02: English Law & Legal Systems||00:35:00|
|Module 03: The Legal Workplace & Professionals||00:47:00|
|Module 04: Law of Contract & Law of Tort||00:31:00|
|Module 05: Wills, Probate and Estate Law Practice||00:17:00|
|Module 06: Property Law & Conveyancing Practice||00:21:00|
|Module 07: Family Law and Insurance Practice||00:26:00|
|Module 08: Professional Writings and Documents||00:30:00|
|Module 09: Document Proofreading and Editing||00:07:00|
|Module 10: Meeting Management & Minute Taking||01:09:00|
|Module 11: Customer Service and Telephone Handling Skills||00:23:00|
|Module 12: Data Management and Record-Keeping||00:16:00|
|Module 13: Other Essential Skills for Secretarial Role||00:22:00|
|Module 14: Professional Conduct and Ethics||00:24:00|
|Microsoft Word Essentials|
|New Word Document and Templates||00:02:00|
|Tabs, Ribbons and Groups||00:03:00|
|Zoom and Rulers in Word||00:02:00|
|Editing the Word Document||00:03:00|
|Insert Pictures with Word||00:05:00|
|Insert Shape and Text Box in Word||00:02:00|
|Review Tab in Word||00:03:00|
|Layout in Word||00:02:00|
|File Options in Word||00:02:00|
|Closing and Reopening in Word||00:01:00|
|Microsoft PowerPoint Essentials|
|New PowerPoint Presentation and Templates||00:02:00|
|Tabs Ribbons and Groups in PowerPoint||00:03:00|
|First Slide and Designing the Slide||00:02:00|
|Home Tab and Updates in PowerPoint||00:02:00|
|Buttons in PowerPoint||00:01:00|
|Inserting Pictures in PowerPoint||00:04:00|
|File Options in Word||00:02:00|
|Closing and Reopening in Word||00:01:00|
|Microsoft Outlook Essentials|
|Setting Up Outlook with Accounts||00:03:00|
|Tabs, Ribbons and Groups in Outlook||00:03:00|
|Navigation Bar in Outlook||00:01:00|
|Organizing Outlook with Favorites and Folders||00:03:00|
|Additional Options inside Outlook Tabs||00:01:00|
|Reading, Writing and Receiving Emails||00:08:00|
|Attaching Items in Outlook Mails||00:03:00|
|The View Tab in Outlook||00:02:00|
|Create a Rule to move emails to a folder||00:04:00|
|Insert a screen shot from Excel||00:02:00|
|Microsoft Excel - Top 50 Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Formatting Excel Keyboard Shortcuts||00:02:00|
|Table Excel Keyboard Shortcuts||00:02:00|
|Editing Excel Keyboard Shortcuts||00:05:00|
|Formula Excel Keyboard Shortcuts||00:03:00|
|Workbook Excel Keyboard Shortcuts||00:02:00|
|Handy Excel Shortcuts Keyboard Shortcuts||00:05:00|
|Legal Secretary and Office Skills Diploma - Old Version|
|Module 01: Introduction to Legal Secretary|
|Introduction to Legal Secretary||00:15:00|
|Role of Legal Secretaries||00:15:00|
|General Duties and Day-to-Day Operations of a Legal Secretary||00:30:00|
|Module 02: Record Keeping and Legal Writing Skills & Proofreading|
|Legal Writing Skills & Proofreading||00:15:00|
|Module 03: Research Skills and Transcription, Editing & Correspondence to Judges|
|Research Skills You Need to Know||00:30:00|
|Transcription, Editing & Correspondence to Judges||00:30:00|
|Module 04: Legal System|
|Legal System of UK||00:15:00|
|UK Court System||00:30:00|
|Module 05: Meeting Management & Minute Taking|
|Tips to Follow||01:08:00|
|Meeting and the Minute Taking||00:19:00|
|Minute Taking Nowadays||00:20:00|
|Module 06: Other Secretarial Roles and Responsibilities|
|Working with Your Manager||01:00:00|
|Administrative Soft Skills||01:00:00|
|Effective Time Management||01:00:00|
|Tools of the Trade||01:00:00|
|Being an Effective Gatekeeper||00:15:00|
|Module 07: Customer Service Role|
|Introduction To Customer Service||00:15:00|
|The Power of Positive Thinking in Customer Service||00:30:00|
|Types of Difficult Customers and How to Help them||01:00:00|
|How to Deal with Difficult Customers||00:30:00|
|Module 08: Telephone Etiquette|
|Aspects of Phone Etiquette||01:00:00|
|Using Proper Phone Language||01:00:00|
|Eliminate Phone Distractions||01:00:00|
|Handling Rude or Angry Callers||01:00:00|
|Handling Interoffice Calls||01:00:00|
|Methods of Training Employees||01:00:00|
|Correcting Poor Telephone Etiquette||01:00:00|
|Module 09: Organizing Work Using MS Word|
|Working with the Interface||01:00:00|
|Your First Document||01:00:00|
|Basic Editing Tasks||01:00:00|
|Basic Formatting Tasks||01:00:00|
|Advanced Formatting Tasks||01:00:00|
|Working with Styles||01:00:00|
|Formatting the Page||01:00:00|
|Sharing Your Document||01:00:00|
|Module 10: Proofreading|
|Introduction to Proofreading||00:15:00|
|What does a Proofreader do?||00:15:00|
|Proofreading on Paper & Screen||00:15:00|
|Strategies to Check for Specific Errors||00:15:00|
|Editing & Proofreading Strategies||00:15:00|
|Proofreading an Essay||00:15:00|
|Assignment – Legal Secretary and Office Skills Diploma||01:00:00|