This course is particularly relevant for Secretaries and Administrators or anyone contemplating working within a legal environment such as a solicitor’s office or in the legal department of a large corporate firm or government office. With specialist units in legal processing and legal terminology, this qualification will meet the needs of employers that require individuals with a good understanding of the legal environment from an administration perspective.
Hudson have partnered with Oxford Learning College to offer this Diploma course
This course will not only provide the learner with the necessary skills to work as a Legal Administrator, but will give them an insight into the legal field - which is invaluable for anyone looking to pursue a career in law. Many Legal Administrators and Secretaries have gone on to become solicitors and managers within law firms and legal departments
Assessment Method Final online multiple choice examination. Award
- Diploma in Legal Administration (Legal Secretary Skills)
- In addition to the Diploma, successful students will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. 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.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
How long is the course?
This course has three elements: 1. the Diploma course; 2. Administration IT Skills; and 3. Administration Enhancement Skills. All three elements are separate courses, but combined into the overall course curriculum to help better prepare you for a career in Legal Administration.
All course modules are self-paced and come with differing access periods. See below for further details (the number of hours indicates the number of study hours).
- Diploma Course: 12 months access (200 hours)
- Administration IT Skills Courses: 12 months access (52 hours):
- Administration Enhancement Skills Courses: 6 months access (13 hours, 30 mins)
Total Study Time: 265 hours and 30 mins What's covered in this course? Diploma Course Modules:
- Module 1 - Introduction to working in a legal office (20 hours)
- Module 2 - The role of the legal secretary and client care (20 hours)
- Module 3 - Legal administration and systems (20 hours)
- Module 4 - Office procedures of the legal profession (20 hours)
- Module 5 - Introduction to Law (20 hours)
- Module 6 - Conveyancing (20 hours)
- Module 7 - Criminal litigation (20 hours)
- Module 8 - Wills and probate departments (20 hours)
- Module 9 - Working within the family department (20 hours)
- Module 10 - Civil litigation (20 hours)
You will receive a certificate. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam. Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate, you can order this separately after taking your exam. The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma.
- Tutor support for the duration of the course (1 year).
- Certification upon completion.
- All examination fees.
- The Quality Assured Diploma is a Level 3 equivalent of the National Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is a 1 year course which is self study and is examined by online examination.
- Level 3 Diplomas provide an ability to gain and apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in a specific subject at a detailed level. Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, NVQ3, BTEC Diplomas etc, are appropriate if you plan to progress to university study.
- Level 3 Diploma courses can assist you in career development, continued professional development, personal development, and provision of a basis for further study.
- Progression from Level 3 is to specialist learning and detailed analysis of a higher level of information (for example university level study, Diploma Level 5 study).
- This is a flexible learning course, so the more time you have to commit to your studies, the sooner you are able to complete.
- In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.
- After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.
Administration IT Skills Course Modules:
- Microsoft Excel 2013 (12 hours)
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (12 hours)
- Microsoft Word 2013 (12 hours)
- Microsoft Access 2013 (12 hours)
- Microsoft Outlook 2013 (12 hours)
Administration Enhancement Skills Course Modules:
- Developing Your Administration Skills (1 hour)
- Working in Business and Administration (1 hour)
- Taking Phone Calls (2 hours)
- KAZ – Keyboarding (typing skills) (3 hours)
- Customer Service: Effective communication - dealing with customers in writing (2 hours)
- Creating and Designing Documents (1 hour)
- Producing Documents to Agreed Standards (1 hour)
- Managing Customer Data (2 hours)
- Health & Safety in the Office (30 mins); *3 months access only
What are the entry requirements for this course?
- All students must be 16 years of age and above.
- Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum 'prior learning to GCSE standard' in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.
How is this course taught?
The teaching features of this course are as follows:
- All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own time;
- You will be given a username and password to log into your courses;
- The Diploma course comes with full tutor support. You will have your own personal tutor;
- The Diploma course is a text based course, using online reading materials and tests;
- The Administration IT and Enhancement skills course modules are multi-media based, using audio and video in the lessons, and can be paused any time. Please note these courses are accessible after the completion of the Diploma course.
- All examinations are done online or at a testing centre. We can advise you where your nearest testing centre is.
What do I need?
You will need access to a PC and an internet connection (preferably broadband). You will also need a set of speakers to hear the lessons. If you wish to speak with your tutor online, you will need a microphone and webcam. If you have a laptop, all of these should be built in. If you are unsure about anything, please feel free to ask us.
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