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Legal Secretaries City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma at Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

Course description

This well-recognised qualification provides students with the secretarial skills and legal knowledge essential within legal organisations. These skills could be transferred to any office environment. The course will cover the areas of Probate, Conveyancing, Litigation, Family and Corporate law. Audio typing, proof reading and IT skills will also be covered.

Course content

This course includes:

  • Advanced Legal Word Processing
  • Audio typing
  • Business Skills in the Legal Environment
  • Proof reading
  • Legal studies
  • Edexcel Level 2 Award and Work Skills

Legal text processing: in this unit you will develop the skills to produce advanced legal documents in the areas of Conveyancing, Criminal and Civil Litigation, Family, Probate and Corporate Law.

Business Skills in the Legal Environment: this section covers aspects of legal practice, maintaining effective working relationships, contributing to the co-ordination of administration services; researching, preparing and presenting information; maintaining and developing a paper-based information system, which will include database skills.

A range of topics relating to the accurate preparation and production of a variety of documents, both external and internal to an organisation; preparing and producing documentation for meetings; interview and negotiation skills.

Legal studies is concerned with the legal environment, the nature of law, the sources of law, how legal systems operate and resolving disputes. It will also cover elements of debt recovery.

Audio skills: audio work is an important skill which is widely used in legal offices. You will have the opportunity to develop these skills at your own pace to an advanced level.

Proof reading is an important skill to have especially when working in a legal environment. Students will be sitting a proof reading exam at the end of the unit.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*- C, including English language, or Legal Secretaries Diploma Level 2 including functional skills or equivalent at Level 2.  

Applicants will also be required to successfully complete an internally set tests to confirm their suitability for the course.


Students will complete assignments at the end of each module. These are internally marked by tutors and externally verified by City & Guilds to ensure that delivery of the course meets nationally recognised standards.

Students will also be required to sit a proof reading exam which is externally set and assessed.

Financial information

Additional course costs include registration with the awarding body and course books.

Future opportunities

Employment in a legal environment or other secretarial work.

With this qualification students enhance their opportunity of securing employment in a variety of environments including solicitors’ offices, courts, banking, insurance and large commercial concerns which operate their own legal departments, as well as local government.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bromley College of Further & Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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