Legal Secretary N4 – N6

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Course Description

Attorneys, busy legal firms and legal departments require the services of competent legal secretaries. A legal secretary needs to have excellent administrative and secretarial skills and a working knowledge of law and legal procedures. They are also expected to be proficient in typing, office computing and have good communication skills.

What you will learn

The Legal Secretary N4, N5 and N6 qualifications are designed to give you the specialist knowledge and understanding that is required to work within the legal profession or the legal department of a large firm.

On completion of this national diploma, you’ll be able to confidently display your secretarial skills, with an in-depth understanding of various aspects of South African law, including terminology, the justice system and the administrative procedures followed in a legal office.

Modules: Legal Practice, Office Practice, Information Processing, Communication and Computer Practice.

Certification and accreditation

Once you have successfully achieved all three N4 – N6 certificates and have worked for 18 months (minimum of 2000 hours) in a legal or business environment, your logbook will be submitted to the DHET. Once you receive DHET approval, you will qualify to receive the highly respected National N Diploma: Legal Secretary (SAQA ID: 67035).