Advanced Legal Secretary Diploma

A comprehensive Legal Secretary Diploma, this programme is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and understanding that is required to work as a secretary within the legal profession or the legal department of a large firm. 

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Is this for you?

Essential training for anyone desiring a career as a Legal Secretary. It is suitable for those new to this profession. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 280 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

Blended, distance learning, in centre

Training Type

diploma

Duration

280 hours or 14 weeks full-time study

About this diploma

We now have a great Diploma addition to our selection of Legal Secretary training courses. The Advanced Legal Secretary Diploma takes the breadth of learning to another level by including all 7 Irish Law Legal modules as core study subjects. We believe that many legal practices are seeking more flexibility from their support staff and this Diploma means you are exceptionally well placed to be considered for positions that demand a flexible approach.

In total there are 17 core subjects that include specialisations in typing to a high speed, Microsoft Word to Expert level, and communication skills with our Effective Business Communication course. This is a challenging Diploma that sets very high standards in the area of document layout, style and presentation, therefore you will need to demonstrate a high level of commitment, and have a good eye for detail.

There is no doubt that Legal Secretaries can earn good salaries and enjoy interesting careers. Choosing the right course from among the many legal secretary courses available is a key decision - which is where the highly-respected Pitman Training name comes to your aid. Our Advanced Legal Secretary Diploma in Irish Law is the sign on your CV that you have undertaken the very highest level of legal secretary training.

You can study either full-time or in a flexi-study pattern, so you fit training around your existing life and work commitments. Once you have gained your Advanced Legal Secretary Diploma, you will have the knowledge to get that job you’ve always wanted. We estimate this Diploma will take around 14 weeks to complete, assuming 20 hours study per week. Extended study durations are also available. Contact your nearest Pitman Training Centre and discuss your options with one of our Course Advisors today. To find out more about enrolling as for your Legal Secretary Diploma, just call us on 1800 532632.

"The Legal Secretarial Diploma provided by Pitman Training gives an excellent grounding for any aspiring secretary looking to enter the legal profession."

N. Beck, CEO, Alexander Samuel LLP, Solicitors

Aims and Objectives

At the end of this extensive legal secretary course, you will have a thorough understanding of many of the different legal specialisations. This Diploma is a course you can trust to turn you into an effective and highly efficient legal secretary. If you are committed, this Diploma is suitable whether you're newly-experienced, or someone who has been in post for some while, and need to comprehensively update your skills.

Courses Included

Legal Secretary - An Introduction to Irish Law

This course will help you gain valuable insight and practical experience of the role and responsibilities of a Legal Secretary. You’ll work through practical lessons and look at the legal office, including practitioners and support staff. You'll go on to examine civil and criminal law, the court system and how legislation happens. This course is applicable to students studying in Ireland.

Legal Secretary - Wills and Probate Law in Ireland

This Legal Secretary course focusses on the legal specialism of Wills and Probate. Through four self-paced lessons you'll cover topics including the procedures for will-making, codicils, power of attorney and deed of revocation, obtaining grant of probate and documentation regarding the distribution of an estate.

Legal Secretary - Conveyancing Law in Ireland

This course will help you gain valuable, practical knowledge of the specialist field of Conveyancing Law in Ireland. Gaining specialist secretarial skills such through our training can to be able to confidently work as a Legal Secretary within a legal firm.

Legal Secretary - Criminal Law in Ireland

This Legal Secretary course focusses on Criminal Law and contains four lessons which cover topics such as the working and structure of a criminal law department, statements of the accused and preparing information and more. It is a self-paced course that will take around 7 hours to complete.

Legal Secretary - Company Law in Ireland

This particular Legal Secretarial course will help you gain valuable knowledge of the specialist field of Irish Company Law to be able to confidently work as a Legal Secretary within a legal firm.

Legal Secretary - Family Law in Ireland

Learn about the role and tasks involved in working as a Legal Secretary in the Family Law department of a legal firm. Through self-paced lessons you'll cover an introduction to family law and basic divorce procedures. 

Legal Secretary - Civil Litigation in Ireland

This course is broken down into four engaging lessons and is suitable for beginners. You'll cover an initial introduction to Civil Litigation and then move on to more detailed aspects of the specialism. 

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

alternative Business Document Production

Text processing, whether it’s part of secretarial training or another discipline, is an integral part of business document production. This course consists of four simple but comprehensive lessons ensuring you cover every aspect of the speciality.

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 training course in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features. 

Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level and you can choose which version you'd like to study; 2013 or 2010. Over 10 self-paced lessons you'll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.

alternative Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. You can choose whether you'd like to study 2013 or 2010 and over a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions. 

PowerPoint

Our PowerPoint training course will help you get to grips with this comprehensive presentation software. Flexible to study, you can choose the version of Microsoft Office you wish to study on; either 2013 or 2010. 

Outlook

This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Audio Transcription Level 1

Audio Transcription is a valuable skill to gain, with applications in many industry sectors. This course will help you learn how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription.

 

Successful Meetings and Minutes

Taking clear and accurate minutes is a core task for any office admin, secretarial or PA job. This course will teach you all of the skills and techniques you need to take the stress out of minute taking. 

Typaz

In just 25 hours speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. Comprising 10 lessons, you’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy. 

alternative Typaz Professional

For those needing high proficiency at touch-typing and keyboard skills. The course lasts up to 40 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

Elective Courses

HR Essentials in Ireland

HR Essentials is an entry-level HR training course. Through a series of self-paced lessons you'll learn essential knowledge on area such as recruiting new staff, employment contracts, salary processing and maternity rights. 

Go...Get That Job!

An online course designed to help you with your job hunt. Over four simple learning modules you'll cover everything from identifying your ideal job through creating a CV to tracking down job opportunities and vital interview techniques.

Introduction to Irish Business Structure and Law

If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.

Health and Safety Essentials

Unlike many other health and safety training courses this is a flexible study course so you have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely simple and useful health and safety course.

Access

An understanding of how to utilise Microsoft Access to its best is a highly worthwhile skill to have at your command. This is a popular database application is widely used across many employment sectors. 

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites required. 

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

With your Legal Secretarial Diploma you can be sure potential employers will be impressed as you'll have experience across all the key legal specialisms. From here, if you're keen to progress your career further in the legal industry, why not look at qualifying as a Paralegal?

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Course

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diploma

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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