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Legal Secretaries Level 3 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course is particularly suitable for those students wishing to work in an administrative/secretarial position in a legal environment who would like to gain an internationally recognised qualification with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

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Course content

The course covers advanced legal word processing, office administration and business communication skills. The units include:

  • working in the legal environment (year one)
  • business skills in the legal environment (year two)
  • legal text processing
  • legal audio processing
  • legal spreadsheet processing
  • legal presentation techniques
  • proofreading in the legal environment
  • legal studies

You will also study a range of Microsoft Office skills. Functional skills/GCSE maths is offered to those without a grade C (4) in maths.

Entry requirements

  • four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above, including English language, plus maths at grade three/grade D or above, or
  • CILEX Level 2 Certificate in Text Production Skills plus maths and English at level one, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event


  • assignments and proofreading tests
  • exams

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • seek employment work as a senior administrator or secretary
  • higher education at university or college

Further information

Resources Required:

  • earphones
  • stationery: folders, dividers and memory stick (pens and pencils etc)
  • dictionaries: legal and English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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