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Business Administration Skills (Legal Secretary Pathway) (Level 2 Traineeship OCN L2 Diploma)

Administration (Secretarial)

Course Overview

This Diploma is for students who wish to pursue a career in the legal sector, and/or business administration. This program develops student skills to enhance their employability opportunities through practical work, coursework, assignments and work placement. Successful graduates can progress into a range of career opportunities within the area of Administration and Law or progress onto a Level 3 course to further their studies. A period of work placement will take place in the second semester to give you a practical introduction to the industry, learn new skills and let you "display" your knowledge. In addition, workshops will be offered by the College throughout the year to help you in your preparation for seeking employment.
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Open College Network NI (OCN NI) Level 2 Traineeship OCN L2 Dip Business Administration Skills (Legal Secretary Pathway)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road

Course Modules

  • If you do not hold a Level 2 qualification in Numeracy or Literacy you will be given the opportunity to complete these during this course to enhance your employability and progression prospects.
  • Teamwork in Administration
  • Written Business Communications
  • Understanding the Role of an Administrator
  • Customer Service and Communication
  • Career Planning in Administration
  • Welcoming and Receiving Visitors to the Workplace
  • Making and Receiving Business Calls
  • Legal Audio Processing
  • Using Databases in a Legal Environment
  • Using Spreadsheets in a Legal Environment
  • Proofreading Legal and Business Documents
  • Working in a Legal Environment
  • Word Processing Software
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs Grade D-G or above to include Maths at Grade E and English Grade D or above.If you dont meet enhanced Maths and English grade you may be eligible for the introductory phase of Traineeship.

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs Grade O5 - O8 or above to include Maths at Grade O6 and English O5 or above. Applicants presenting with a Junior Cert or Junior Cycle qualification should have attained a majority of higher-level subjects including English and Maths. If you dont meet enhanced Maths and English grade you may be eligible for the introductory phase of Traineeship.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

Students will complete a short period of work placement in the relevant industry.

What's Next?

Further Study

This course can progress you directly into employment or onto a Level 3 programme at our College.

Career Prospects

Past pupils have gained employment as: Legal Personal Assistants; Legal Secretaries; General Administrators (eg secretary in a school, architect’s office); Clerical Officer in the Legal Department of a bank; Civil Service.


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