For this practical law course we’ve collaborated with CILEx (The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) to bring you a programme which will help you gain knowledge and insight into the workings of a legal office; essential if you’re looking to secure a role as a top class Legal Secretary.
This course covers different organisational structures of a legal office, the UK judicial system, how to organise resources and manage time effectively in a legal environment, the different types of correspondence and much more.
The flexibility of our legal secretarial training means you can start studying straight away and at times to suit you!
When you are ready you’ll take an examination and receive a Pitman Training Certificate. You’ll then also have the opportunity to go on and gain a CILEx/City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Working in the Legal Environment qualification.
What This Legal Secretarial Training Programme Covers.
In just 20 hours you’ll feel confident about working in a legal environment.
Introduction – introduces the fictitious case study including an organisation chart, departments and the work of a legal secretary.
Module One – The main administrative services within a legal office, the areas of law, how the different departments work together, confidentiality within a legal office, contract of employment.
Module Two – Different organisational structures, using organisation charts, producing a simple organisation chart, different methods of trading.
Module Three – The judicial system in the UK, main postholders, barristers, solicitors and chartered legal executives.
Module Four – Health and safety at work; risks and hazards in the office and how they can be avoided, the role of a first-aider, the main laws concerning health and safety, completing accident report form.
Module Five – Organising resources and managing time effectively, prioritising tasks and meeting deadlines, working in a team, managing appointments and diaries, taking notes.
Module Six – Functions and features of telephone systems, managing telephone calls, taking messages, sending and receiving fax messages.
Module Seven – Different types of letter, researching a report, using emails, proofreading documents, digital audio dictation.
Module Eight – Filing, classifications and the equipment required, opening a new file, managing and maintaining filing systems, storing documents electronically, Data Protection Act.
Module Nine – Effective communication in the office, creating a positive image, client care.
Module Ten – Dealing with the post, using different postal services, photocopying, other tasks undertaken by Reprographics.
Reference – includes information on terminology, abbreviations and more.
Who Should Study This Practical Law Course?
This course is ideal if you’re looking to kickstart your career in a legal office as a Legal Assistant or a Legal Secretary.
Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll get your Pitman Training Certificate and be on your way to taking the CILEx/City & Guilds Level 2 Text Processing exam.
Before enrolling on the course, some Microsoft Word experience is preferable but not essential!
Course Structure – How We Train
The average student will complete the course in as little as 20 hours at one of our London or Croydon training centres, or from home via distance learning.
It’s a self-paced, flexible course – you choose when you want to study.
And if you get stuck, our friendly and supportive trainers are on hand at the centre to help, and can be reached by phone or email if you choose to study from home.
We have long opening hours, so you’ll find it easy to fit the course around your other commitments.
You can even sample the course for free to make sure it’s right for you – just get in touch to arrange a visit.
This course can be studied in the following locations:
If you can’t make it to one of our training centres, we also have home study options available.
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