What you need to know
These subjects will teach you all the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in this field. Complete these subjects successfully, you will achieve your National Diploma. Below you will find the subject breakdown for the N4-N6 Legal Secretary courses.
|Office Practice N4||Learn how to work in a team and make use of all company resources. This course is designed to help you deal with clients and equip you with clerical skills. With the skills you gain here you can smoothly adapt to any office.|
|Information Processing N4||As a Legal Secretary you will need excellent communication skills. Learn more about basic communication principles and social interactions. After completing this course you will have sound knowledge of meeting procedures, how to build relationships, language usage and more.|
|Communication N4||As a Legal Secretary you will need excellent communication skills. Learn more about basic communication principles and social interactions. After completing this course you will have sound knowledge of meeting procedures, how to build relationships, language usage and more.|
|Mercantile Law N4||After completing this, you will be well-informed regarding basic legal principles. You will discover how the law impacts our daily lives. As an aspiring Legal Secretary, you should be knowledgeable about the law of contracts. This is a great introductory course that will equip you with logical reasoning and analytical skills.|
|Office Practice N5||Here you will learn how to manage your time as well as how to manage your duties effectively. You will also learn how to manage your diary, how to do filing, make bookings, speak on the phone, take and send messages to clients. This subject will also teach you how to help your colleagues in the office, while organising meetings and conferences, making travel arrangements and helping with keeping record of the finances and money spent and admin.|
|Communication N5||Become skilled in verbal and non verbal communication. Not only does this include speaking over the phone, you will learn how to send letters and emails. This is a valuable skill needed as a legal secretary.|
|Information Processing N5||As a legal secretary, you will be required to do a lot of admin work. This subject will help you keep track of your work and how to do admin effectively in the workplace. This subject will also teach you how to use processing programmes.|
|Legal Practice N5||Since you are in the law field, you will need to know of legal practices and have sufficient knowledge of legal matters. When helping colleagues in the office, you need to be able to have knowledge of the law sector as you need to be able to track the work correctly. Also when clients call the office, you need to be able to refer their matters to the correct person in the office.|
|Office Practice N6||As you handle the front end of the office, you will need to know how to fulfill your secretarial duties effectively while helping your colleagues in the office. Boost your skills in admin and communication. You will need to know about how to effectively communicate with clients and business owners and how to organise meetings, conferences and corporate events.|
|Legal Practice N6||As a legal secretary, you will need a vast amount of knowledge of the law sector. When clients are enquiring about an issue, you will need to be able to give them enough information, before you refer them to a law professional. When colleagues need help such as correct documentation and certification, you need to know exactly what is expected of you. So knowing about law practices is essential to you.|
|Information Processing N6||Learn how to use information programmes effectively in the office. This will help you with your admin duties in the office. You will become more skilled and learn how to use a computer in terms of how to record texts as you will work with a lot of documents and need to know how to store them correctly.|
|Mercantile Law N5||Learn all about the laws that govern the legal practices in your company. Having knowledge on this will make you a sought after employee in the office. Not only will you be able to help colleagues in the office, you will also be able to help clients.|
After completing all 3 Legal Secretary courses, you will achieve your Legal Secretary National Diploma.