Online Training College:
Welcome to the easiest way to become a Legal Secretary! From the comfort and safety of your own computer, simply log onto our online training classes from anywhere and you could end up working within a prestigious and well paid office of a UK Law Firm, or wherever English Law is practised, as in some countries of the Commonwealth. The courses are taught by Wendy Souter, the creator and founder of the Legal Secretary course in London. These courses focus on Conveyancing and Litigation for those who wish to work in the UK. The courses are tailor-made to give all the benefits, without stress or you having to give up valuable nights or weekends attending outside classrooms. Study in comfort and save money.
We ensure that our Legal Secretary Certificate courses are as comprehensive as possible to give you the best entry into the legal world. So many of our past students have gone onto higher education for law degrees, paralegals or have even taken their Certificate abroad where they have found employment and been very highly commended.
Coming from a legal background, where Wendy Souter worked for many years, she noticed the severe lack of training courses allowing ordinary secretaries to qualify and work as Legal Secretaries. In 1988, she decided to set up her own training company and devised the now very popular Legal Secretary Course in London.
After 12 years of hard work to bring her company and courses the good reputation they enjoy today, Wendy decided to sell the company in 2000 to embark on setting up the Online Training College which many students have come to benefit from.
The courses cover the English Legal System and are eligible for use wherever English Law is practised. The courses are:
- Conveyancing (Freehold & Leasehold) - 5 weeks
- Litigation (Criminal, Civil & Matrimonial) - 5 weeks
- Combined Course: Conveyancing & Litigation - 10 weeks
- Paralegal Studies - 12 weeks (6 weeks each Module).
To be eligible to study a Legal Secretary Course, you must have previous secretarial/office skills, minimum typing speed of 50wpm and MS word proficient.
Flexible Study Times
Students who are unable to log on to our Live! Online Lessons can utilise our Recorded Video Lessons online, anytime. This is to facilitate all international students outside our time zone, so that you are still able to study with us from within your country.
3-Weeks Live Lectures Online - covering:
- Purchasers transaction for an English Freehold or Leasehold property
- Sellers transaction for an English Freehold or Leasehold property
- Taking Instructions from Clients
- Preparing all Searches using all relevant Forms for Bankruptcy
- Searches, Local Authority Searches et al
- Registration at HM Land Registry
2-Weeks Document Production Offline - covering:
- Preparation and engrossing legal documents
- Conveyancing Legal Audio Transcription
Litigation Course Contents
3 Weeks Live Lectures Online - covering:
- English Criminal Courts Structure & Personnel
- Criminal Law procedures
- Criminal Law
- Sentencing Powers of the Courts
- English Civil Courts Structure & Personnel
- Commencing Civil Court Cases
- Preparing Divorce Petitions
- Dealing with Statement of Arrangements for Children
- Applying for Decree Absolute
2 Weeks Document Production Offline - covering:
- Preparation and engrossing Criminal and Civil documents
- Litigation Legal Audio Transcription
We are pleased to offer an exciting new course in Paralegal studies. To be eligible to do our Paralegal Course - candidates must have a minimum of 3 GCSEs - IT, English Language and Maths preferred, or for mature students, relevant office experience.
This course is suitable for men and women wanting to enter the legal world as Certified Legal Assistants. Paralegals are being relied upon to fulfil many roles within Law Firms and commercial companies. Their duties may involve them working in Conveyancing, Litigation, Company and Commercial. A paralegal salary can range from £16,000 to £25,000 a year depending on level of expertise and experience.
A "Paralegal" is a legal personnel who is not a Legal Secretary, not a qualified Barrister, Solicitor or Legal Executive. The Paralegal Certificate can be obtained over shorter periods of intensive training with us.
Many students view this qualification as an initial step into the legal world. For the dedicated student, further studies can be undertaken via the Institute of Legal Executives, Law Society or Bar Council.
Working within the legal profession can be a rewarding and satisfying experience. Legal personnel are required within the public sector such as in local authorities, the Courts system, Barristers' Chambers at the Inns of Court, Law Firms, the Probation Service, Crown Prosecution Service or in private law firms, or the legal departments of commercial companies such as banks, insurance companies and estate agents.
"I wish to thank you for your help and kindness throughout the course. You are an excellent tutor and made lessons interesting and understandable throughout. I have enjoyed the course and it was quite sad to finish. I am pleased to hear that I have passed but can only say that this could not have been accomplished without your excellent tutorship. Once again many thanks."
"Just had to give you some feedback since completing the course at OTC. Firstly, it has secured me a position as a Junior Paralegal Assistant with my firm. Previous to this, I was a legal secretary with them for a couple of years. Gaining my diploma from such as highly-rated international college has worked wonders for my career. Many thanks and keep up the good work."
"It is very convenient doing the course from home and being still able to talk live to our tutor and the recorded video lessons make it possible to listen to the lessons."
"Thank you so much. I have thoroughly enjoyed studying with you and I will be in touch in due course to study with you again soon."
- OTC Student
"I received the diploma yesterday! I must underline that the course is extremely high in quality and your tutoring is of a superb high quality."
- OTC Student
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