Make it legal with a
Legal Secretarial Diploma
Whether you are a newly experienced secretary or have been in a secretarial
position for a while, you may be looking at how to advance your
career. For these individuals it is essential that they can
demonstrate their expertise and specialised knowledge in order to be
an effective and efficient legal secretary. They are expected to
display sector-specific skills and have a broad understanding of the
various aspects of the law such as
Criminal Law to name but a few. All must have excellent IT,
communication and time management skills and be able to immediately
make a contribution to the organisation.
Legal Secretaries can progress to
senior PAs office managers in
larger firms and with further training may become a legal executive,
paralegal or licensed conveyancer.
Learning legal secretarial skills is easy with Pitman Training. Our
tried and trusted methods are the best available. You will work at
your own pace in our comfortable premises, helped by experienced
tutors as required. You choose your own hours and keep the reference
materials when the course is over. On completion, you will
receive a Pitman Training Diploma that is recognised nationally and
internationally by employers.
Computer Keyboard Skills
Learn how to touch type accurately, using the correct keyboard technique. This may help to reduce the risk of RSI (repetitive strain injury).
Keyboard Speed Development
Develop your typing speed to improve productivity using graded copying exercises and timed dictations. A number of stages are available, taking you up to a speed of 70 wpm.
Effective Business Communication
Learn how to communicate effectively in business by letter, email, telephone and presentation. This will cover correct use of grammar, punctuation, principles of letter writing and CV writing.
Business Document Production
Develop skills and understanding of routine and complex business documents and the conventions used in their production and presentation.
Learn word processing skills to a good business standard. This will enable you to create professional looking documents, produce tables, insert pictures and much more.
Microsoft Word Learn word
processing skills to a good business standard. This will enable you
to create professional looking documents, produce tables, insert
pictures and much more.
Learn spreadsheet skills to a good business standard. This course will enable you to create a spreadsheet, enter data, formulas and functions; create charts and more.
Gain competency in creating slide presentations. Areas covered include formatting, inserting tables, pictures, sound and hyperlinks; applying transition and timing effects.
Learn how to share, manage and schedule information electronically. Covers the use of email, electronic calendar, scheduling meetings and appointments; creating and assigning tasks and creating address lists.
Learn audio typing techniques to produce business documents to a high degree of accuracy and skill.
Legal Secretarial - Introduction
Gain an introduction to
the work, responsibilities, practice, and structure of a legal
office including rules and guidelines, terminology, legal personnel,
court system and documentation covering different legal specialisms.
Discuss the options available with your course advisor.
Elective Subjects - choose TWO
Office 2007 Fast Modules 1 - 3
Office 2007 Fast Modules 4 - 6
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Health & Safety Essentials
Guideline Learning Time
7 weeks full-time or 220 hours flexi study
(full-time is based on approx 20-30 hours a week)
Just one week after finishing my Diploma I found a job with a
prestigious law firm thanks to my training