Legal Secretary Certificate

Our specialised home study/distance learning, fully supported Legal Secretary Certificate Level 3 qualification accredited by NCFE CQ is designed for those looking to have a career as a Legal Secretary.

The course is suitable for beginners as well as those already working as a Secretary or Administrator who are looking to gain specialist knowledge in legal work.

The course is designed to give you the first step to working in a firm of solicitors as a Legal Secretary enabling your to progress your career to become a Paralegal or Senior Legal Secretary.

The average salary for Legal Secretaries is £25,000 Reed – Legal Secretary Salary Check.

Scroll down to read about:

  • How you will study
  • Course Content
  • Qualification Accreditation
  • Course Fees, Payment Options and Discounts

Studying and Course length

This is a home study/distance learning course with personal tutor support throughout providing guidance, feedback, individually marked work – similar to a classroom based course but without the need to attend any classes!

You will communicate with your tutors directly through email as well as pre-booked Skype or telephone meetings if requested.

You can study as and when you wish – there are no set time frames to complete your work within other than the overall course time frame.  Some weeks you may wish to study more and then less the following week.  All very flexible!

You can study full time/fast track or part time to fit in around other commitments.

The course is open for up to 12 months.


Accreditation – NCFE CQ

The course is a fully accredited course and upon successful completion you will be awarded the:

CQ10469 – Legal Secretary Certificate (Level 3)

We are an approved NCFE CQ Centre. NCFE is one of the leading vocational awarding bodies in the UK and is also recognised internationally.

NCFE Customised Qualifications LogoLevel 3 is advanced level and the course has been benchmarked using Ofqual’s QCF level descriptors to allow you to consider the depth of study, and level of difficulty involved.

Further information about NCFE Awarding Body and accreditation.


Course Content

Legal Administration covering:

  • Client Care
  • Role of the Legal Secretary
  • Different Legal Personnel and their roles
  • Different types of legal work
  • Access to Legal Advice and Funding
  • Court Structure
  • Sources of English law

IT Units

  • Email – Outlook
  • Personal Information Management (PIM) – Outlook
  • Spreadsheets and Charts – Excel
  • Internet and Legal Research

Administration Units

  • Business Meetings
  • Diary Management

Legal Secretarial Units

  • Legal Word Processing
  • Legal Audio Transcription
  •  Touch typing and speed development – using our interactive program – Speed Exam

Course Fees and Payment Options

The course fees are £900

Discounted for payment in full: £750

Paying over 12 months: £75 per month

Course and payment over 16 months (slow paced) £56.25 per month