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Legal Secretary Diploma - Irish Law

Our Legal Secretarial Diploma 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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Essential training for anyone seeking a Legal Secretary career in Ireland.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 230 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

diploma

Duration

230 hours or 9 weeks full-time study

I’m now working as a Legal Secretary/PA for a law firm and I couldn’t be happier with my experience at Pitman Training. The course was hugely beneficial. The staff here are excellent, extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all the modules. It was a lovely atmosphere.

- Siobhan P.

About this diploma

Our Legal Secretarial Diploma (Irish Law) is the sign on your CV that you have gone through the very best of Legal Secretary training. What’s more, we can also provide alternatives with both Scottish Law and English Law versions of this diploma. So if you’re considering a move to the UK, you can be confident that wherever you work, you’ve chosen the very best training. This is the one legal secretarial course you can trust to turn you into an efficient and effective Legal Secretary. And, our Legal Secretary Diploma is suitable whether you’re newly experienced, or someone who has been in post for some while. Training is at the hands of very experienced advisors, either full-time or in a flexi-study pattern so you fit training around existing life and work commitments. Once your Legal Secretary Diploma has been awarded, you will have the knowledge to gain that job you’ve always wanted.

Aims and Objectives

At the end of this comprehensive legal secretary course, you will have a thorough understanding of different legal specialisms - conveyancing, wills and probate, company law, family law and civil litigation.

Courses Included

In addition to the courses listed below you'll also be able to select any two of our range of Legal Secretary courses which focus on specialisms such as Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Wills and Probate etc.

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 touchtyping and keyboard skills. The course takes up to 42 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

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. 

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.

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 will study 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.

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

If you work as a Secretary, Administrator, PA, EA or Office Manager for instance, your role may involve taking notes or minutes at meetings.

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.

Elective Courses

You'll have the opportunity to choose two additional elective courses. Below is an example of a few recommended courses to accompany this diploma but there is a wider list available. Please speak to one of our Course Advisors for full detail.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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. 

Payroll - Manual & Computerised

Pitman Training Ireland is delighted to bring you this comprehensive Payroll training course, which provides a thorough introduction to Payroll Principles in the Manual Section, and in the Computerised Section you create real life payroll scenarios using Sage Micropay software. 

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.

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 that is widely used across many employment sectors.

PowerPoint

Our comprehensive PowerPoint training course will help you get to grips with this popular presentation software. Learning with us will teach you how to produce exciting presentations for effective communication in business.

Health and Safety Essentials

This is a flexible study course, so you’ll have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely accessible and useful health and safety course.

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. From here, if you’re keen to progress your career further in the legal industry, you could consider qualifying as a Paralegal.

Additional Information

Legal Secretary Diploma - Irish Law Training Centres

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Kerry Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry Enquire &
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Maynooth Pitman Training Maynooth, Unit H 11 - First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth Enquire &
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Mullingar Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Enquire &
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Waterford Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford Enquire &
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Wexford Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Enquire &
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Wicklow Pitman Training Wicklow, 10 Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow Enquire &
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Carlow
Pitman Training Carlow, Unit 1, Deerpark Business Complex, Dublin Road, Carlow R93 K409
Cork
Pitman Training Cork, Unit 4, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork T12 KW88
Dublin
Pitman Training Dublin, 3 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin D02 N567
Dundalk
Pitman Training Dundalk, First Floor, Ramparts Shopping Centre, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co Louth A91 R820
Galway
Pitman Training Galway, Centrepoint, Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway H91 RYD2
Kerry
Pitman Training Kerry, 2nd Floor Davcon Building, Monavalley Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 XY58
Limerick
Pitman Training Limerick, Unit 8 Chapel Court, Cathedral Place, Limerick V94 F6K2
Maynooth
Pitman Training Maynooth, Unit H 11 - First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth W23 R9V4
Mullingar
Pitman Training Mullingar, Castle House, Castle Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 Y896
Naas
Pitman Training Naas, Monread Shopping Centre, Monread Road, Naas W91 YR12
Sligo
Pitman Training Sligo, Abbey House, JFK Parade, Sligo V94 YH6Y
Dublin-Swords
Pitman Training Dublin-Swords, Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co.Dublin K67 A347
Wexford
Pitman Training Wexford, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Park, Clonard, Wexford Town Y35 YX60
Waterford
Pitman Training Waterford, Unit 630C, Northern Extension, IDA Business Park, Cleaboy Road, Waterford X91 HY58
Athlone
Pitman Training Athlone, C/O Athlone Chamber, Unit 12, Inis Oir, Golden Island, Athlone H91 RYD2
Clare
Pitman Training Clare, Unit 10, Tracklands Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare V95 F3C5
Laois
Pitman Training Laois, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois, R32 W0DT
Wicklow
Pitman Training Wicklow, 10 Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow A63 TP65

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