Pitman Training Guildford

Legal Secretarial Diploma

Pitman Training Guildford
Blended learning in Guildford

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Important information

Typology Course
Methodology Blended
Location Guildford
Duration 7 Weeks
  • Course
  • Blended
  • Guildford
  • Duration:
    7 Weeks
Description

Individuals who wish to gain essential office and computer skills to become a legal secretary.
Suitable for: To provide you with the essential skills to start a career as a legal secretary with confidence.

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Where and when

Location

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Guildford (Surrey)
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1 Portsmouth Road, GU2 4BL

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On request

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Course programme

Legal Secretarial Diploma

Designed for: Individuals who wish to gain essential office and computer skills to become a legal secretary.

Objectives: To provide you with the essential skills to start a career as a legal secretary with confidence.


Course Content
Core Subjects

· Computer Keyboard Skills – Learn how to touch type accurately, using the correct keyboard technique.

· Keyboard Speed Development – Develop your typing speed to improve productivity using graded copying exercises and timed dictations. A number of stages are available, taking you up to a speed of 70 wpm.

· Effective Business Communication – Learn to communicate effectively in business – by letter, email, telephone and personal presentations.

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· Business Document Production – Develop skills and understanding of routine and complex business documents.

· Audio Transcription – Learn to type from audio dictation using a variety of correspondence e.g. memos, reports and letters.

· Microsoft Word – Learn word processing skills to a good business standard.

· Microsoft Word Expert – Learn advanced word processing skills including mail merge, graphs, macros, creating an index, table of contents and more.

· Microsoft Excel – Learn spreadsheet skills to a good business standard.

· Microsoft PowerPoint – Gain competency in creating slide presentations. Areas covered include formatting, inserting tables, pictures, sound, hyperlinks, and applying transition and timing effects to a slide show.

· Microsoft Outlook – Learn how to share, manage and schedule information electronically.

· Legal Secretarial – An Introduction – Gain an introduction to the work, responsibilities, practice, and structure of a legal office, including rules and guidelines, terminology, legal personnel, the court system and documentation covering different legal specialisations.

· Legal Secretarial Modules – TWO of your choice. Discuss the options (see Elective Subjects) available with your course advisor.


Recommended Electives – choose ONE:

· Legal Secretarial – Conveyancing

· Legal Secretarial – Wills & Probate

· Legal Secretarial – Criminal Law

· Legal Secretarial – Company Law

· Legal Secretarial – Family Law

· Legal Secretarial – Civil Litigation

· OCR examinations (participating centres only)

· Introduction to Computers

· Create, Manage and Integrate Files

· Internet Skills

· Microsoft Access

· Office 2007 Fast (Modules 1-3)

· Office 2007 Fast (Modules 4-6)

· Health and Safety Essentials

· Go–Make a Difference!


The above are recommended electives for this Diploma. Alternative subjects may be chosen. Please discuss the options with your Course Advisor.
Benefits
  • Equip you to start a new career
  • The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace
  • Personalised workbooks to use as a reference guide on completion of your training
  • The opportunity to gain a Pitman Training Diploma that is recognised nationally and internationally by employers


    Guideline Learning Time: 7 weeks full-time* (200 hours flexi study) * based on 20-30 hours a week


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