Course Description

Legal Secretary

This course prepares students for employment opportunities in a legal setting. The course combines office administration skills with a knowledge of the common types of legal documentation and the structure and role of the Irish Court system. Learners are equipped with the knowledge, skill and competence in legal practice and principles to enable the learner to appreciate the role of law in a range of legal practice contexts. Emphasis is also placed on developing good communication and interpersonal skills.

Modules include
Legal Practice and Procedures
Word Processing
Computer Applications
Information and Administration
Audio/Text Production
Work Experience
Work Experience
Two weeks work experience in a legal environment is incorporated into this course.

Career Opportunities
Legal Secretaries provide administrative support to the legal profession, e.g., secretaries in solicitors offices, legal practices and court services. The course includes Legal Practice and Procedures which is essential to work in this area.

Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies to the Certificate in Administration Level 6 available in the College or to Institutes of Technology and Universities. Examples of progression courses include:

DIT, DT324 Business Management
IT Blanchardstown, BN016 Business

CollegeDundrum College of Further Education
Course LocationDundrum, Dublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryLaw
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Duration1 year
Course TimeMornings and Two Afternoons
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsLeaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent. For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
Phone1 2985412
Course Code5M1997
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