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Legal Secretarial Course with Office Skills at Palmer's College

Course description

This course is a two year course for students who wish to take three or four A levels plus the Legal Secretaries with Office Skills course. It does not lead to an CILEx qualification – see CILEx Diploma for Legal Secretaries. You will learn how to produce legal documents and learn legal terminology as part of the OCR Certificate/Diploma in Text Production at levels 2 and 3, plus you will study Business Communications. Level 2 is studied in the first year and level 3 in the second year.

Course content

OCR Text Processing Certificate/Diploma – Levels 2 and 3 which includes:

• text production
• word processing
• legal text processing
• legal word processing
• legal audio transcription
• business presentations (PowerPoint)

Business Communications includes learning how to produce a variety of business documents e.g. business letters, memos, reports, agendas, faxes, e-mails, questionnaires, advertisements etc.


Entry requirements

GCSE English at grade C or above is essential.

To continue on to the second year of the course, students must pass the first year exams.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course, you can pursue a career as a Legal Secretary. Palmer’s College has strong links with legal firms in London and locally and our students are offered placements with these firms each year.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.