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CILEX Legal Secretaries Certificate Level 2 at Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

Course description

This course is aimed at those who work or want to work as administrators or secretaries within the legal sector. You will study legal word processing and digital audio where you will learn how to lay out legal documents and learn legal terminology. You will also learn about legal organisations, the legal profession and the role of the legal secretary. Topics covered include how to operate office equipment, working with others, managing your workload, diary management and organising travel and events. You will learn how to touch type and gain a high level of word processing skills which are essential for the legal profession. You will also take part in a mock trial.

Course content

This course is aimed at those who work or want to work as administrators or secretaries within the legal sector. You will study legal word processing and digital audio where you will learn how to lay out legal documents and learn legal terminology. You will also learn about legal organisations, the legal profession and the role of the legal secretary. Topics covered include how to operate office equipment, working with others, managing your workload, diary management and organising travel and events. You will learn how to touch type and gain a high level of word processing skills which are essential for the legal profession. You will also take part in a mock trial.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C, including English. You will also be asked to complete a practical test to make sure this is the right course for you.

Assessment

The Legal Secretaries qualification is assessed mainly through assignments with some external exams.

Future opportunities

After completing your course you may want to progress to our Level 3 CILEX Legal Secretaries Diploma, or our Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration, enabling you to work in Local Authorities, Solicitors, Citizens Advice Bureau and Barristers Chambers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2018
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    • Sutton Coldfield Campus provides a green and leafy environment for learners to study. The campus includes a state of the art library and learning resource centre, a performing arts theatre, an industry standard design studio as well as laboratory and sports facilities. There are ample parking spaces on site and great transportation links - both bus and train - just 15 minutes from Birmingham City Centre.