Legal Secretary Diploma – Scots Law

Given Scotland’s distinct legal system, it is evident that individuals practising Scots Law necessitate specialised training. This diploma has been meticulously designed to provide comprehensive training for aspiring Legal Secretaries in Scotland.

This comprehensive diploma offers eleven core courses for study, with the added flexibility of selecting an elective course based on your personal preference.

The combination of courses means you will gain solid administration skills through the study of subjects such as Effective Business Communication and Successful Meetings and Minutes.

You will also gain in-depth knowledge of essential Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. For those who already possess a working understanding of these applications, there are advanced-level courses available to further enhance your expertise.

You’ll then focus on the legal secretarial aspect of this diploma and study Legal Secretarial – Scots Law, which introduces you to the key legal specialisms, processes, procedures, documentation and terminology and Working in the Legal Environment, which is a CILEx (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) course designed to develop more of an understanding of the workings and structure within legal offices.

Our training program, including this diploma, offers the flexibility to study at your convenience, allowing you to choose the time and place that best suits your needs.

Legal Secretary Diploma – Scots Law

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Course Info

Duration 190 hours flexi study or 8 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)
Training Type Diploma
Study Type In centre, Online

Awards & Qualifications

Awarded 190 CPD points upon successful completion

Is this course right for me?

This diploma equips you with a versatile and professional skill set, opening doors to a career as a Legal Secretary or Legal Administrator in a legal office specializing in Scots Law. With these qualifications, you’ll be well-prepared to excel in the legal industry.

This diploma is designed for individuals aspiring to pursue a rewarding career as a Legal Secretary or Legal Administrator. Specifically tailored to encompass Scots Law, this comprehensive Legal Secretary Diploma equips you with a diverse skillset, ensuring a well-rounded foundation for success.

Awarded 190 CPD points upon successful completion
Duration 190 hours flexi study or 8 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)

Course Content

Core Courses

Legal Secretary – Scots Law

This course will take around 25 hours to study and you’ll learn the practices and procedures for various legal specialisms such as Conveyancing, Criminal Law and Family Law. Through a series of self-paced lessons you’ll look at the different documentation and terminology used in each of the key legal areas.

Working in the Legal Environment

This course empowers learners to cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate diverse organizational structures and comprehend the application of pertinent legislation, regulations, and procedures in legal and business environments. It provides comprehensive instruction on fostering effective working relationships, honing communication skills, and delivering exceptional internal and external customer service.

Typaz and Typaz Speed

Typaz is an introductory touch typing course that will equip you with the skills to type efficiently and accurately at speeds ranging from 20 to 40+ words per minute. Once you’ve mastered Typaz, take the next step with Typaz Speed to further enhance your accuracy and speed, reaching impressive rates of 40 to 60 words per minute.

Or Typaz Professional

For individuals seeking to achieve exceptional touch typing and keyboard skills, our comprehensive course spans 40 hours. It covers the mastery of alpha-numeric keys and provides access to premium learning materials, ensuring an enriching and effective learning experience.

Audio Transcription

Audio Transcription is a valuable skill to gain, with applications in many industry sectors. This course offers comprehensive training on operating audio transcribing equipment and mastering the art of document transcription. Enhance your skills and proficiency in transcribing with precision and efficiency.

Or Marketing Essentials

In the span of four lessons, you will delve into various topics. These include comprehending the essence of a marketing plan, conducting meticulous research, exploring the art of website design for effective company marketing, mastering the art of advertising and public relations, and unraveling the four Ps of marketing products.

Effective Business Communication

Enhance your business communication skills with this outstanding course, a must-have quality in high demand by employers. Elevate your game and master the art of effective communication.

Word

Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word in a work environment in as short a time as possible.

Word Expert

This Microsoft Word training will elevate your skills to an advanced level. Through a series of lessons, you will gain confidence in utilizing Word’s sophisticated features effectively and efficiently.

Excel

This course is designed for individuals ranging from beginner to intermediate level. Through a series of self-paced lessons, you will acquire the skills to effectively format your spreadsheet, present information in an optimal manner, master both simple and complex formulas, create insightful charts, and gain proficiency in using functions such as IFERROR, among other valuable techniques.

Or Excel Expert

Through a comprehensive set of self-paced lessons, you will acquire the skills needed to proficiently execute various tasks. This includes mastering conditional formatting, effectively recording and running macros, seamlessly navigating pivot tables, and leveraging the power of statistical functions.

Outlook

Discover the comprehensive study course on Outlook, designed to equip you with the skills needed to effectively utilise this widely-used email system for work. From mastering navigation and views to managing contacts, appointments, tasks, and folders, this flexible course covers everything you need to harness the full potential of Outlook as an indispensable work tool.

Successful Meetings and Minutes

Mastering the art of taking clear and precise minutes is a fundamental responsibility in office administration, secretarial, or personal assistant roles. This comprehensive course equips you with the essential skills and techniques to confidently tackle minute taking, alleviating any stress associated with the task.

or Meetings and Minutes Seminar

Our highly sought-after one-day tutor-led seminar is perfect for individuals involved in meeting organization and note-taking. It provides valuable insights and skills to enhance your abilities in this important area. You’ll learn how to prepare ahead of the meeting, how to take minutes and work effectively post-meeting to maximise your effectiveness and help manage your time successfully.

Elective Courses (choose one) 

 

(Alternative subjects may be chosen if more suitable to your existing skills and career.)

Course Overview

Aims and Objectives

This diploma aims to equip you with the essential skills necessary to excel as a Legal Secretary/Legal Administrator, with a specific emphasis on Scottish Law. Our focus is to provide you with comprehensive knowledge, ensuring you are well-prepared to thrive in this field.

Career Path

Once you’ve gained your Legal Secretary Diploma and gathered experience in the role, you could look towards furthering your career either by looking at supporting in a different legal specialism or by taking additional training to work towards the role of a Paralegal.

 

Pre-Requisits

There are no formal pre-requisites required before commencing this training.

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