Course Summary

Course Name:

Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

N5, NQF5

Duration:

The Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate course is the second theoretical study course of your NATED Legal Secretary certification. This course will elaborate on your previous Legal Secretary N4 course, and improve your understanding of the fundamentals of becoming a Legal Secretary.


Course Information:

Course Name

Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate

Accreditation

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Examinations

Office Practice N5 Internal Exam
Office Practice N5 External Exam

Communication N5 Internal Exam
Communication N5 External Exam

Information Processing N5 Internal Exam
Information Processing N5 External Exam

Legal Practice N5 Internal Exam
Legal Practice N5 External Exam

Award Type

National Certificate: N5 Legal Secretary

SAQA ID

66959

NQF Level

05

Course Duration

6 to 12 months

Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary

Subjects For Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate

The following four subjects will be covered during your Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate course:

  • Office Practice N5
  • Communication N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Legal Practice N5


What Will I Learn?

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of:

  • Communication
  • Office Practice
  • Legal Practice
  • Processing Information


Career Opportunities:

Once you have completed your Legal Secretary N5 course, you can pursue occupations such as:

  • Legal Admin Assistant
  • Legal Typist
  • Managing Assistant


Salary Expectations

For the different career paths, the salary expectations range from:


Role And Responsibilities

Based on your career choice, the duties you are expected to fulfil will vary. The typical tasks a Legal Secretary professional handles include:

  • Project Management coordination
  • Perform legal research
  • Draft documents, emails, and signatures
  • Prepare legal documents
  • Obtain the information required for a case

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:

The Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate course is the second course of the NATED Legal Secretary Diploma course. Entry to this course requires the N4 Legal Secretary National Certificate.

Only after you have successfully completed the Legal Secretary N5 course, can you be able to continue to study the Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course.


What Are My Options After Receiving A Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate?

After receiving your Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate, you can enrol in the Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course. You can also pursue employment in Legal Secretary jobs such as a Legal Typist or Managing Assistant in a law firm.

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Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate Curriculum

You will cover four subjects in the Legal Secretary N5 course during the course of the year. These subjects will consist of two assessments and two examinations that will need to be done, for each subject.


Assessments To Be Completed In Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate

The following assessments are part of your Legal Secretary N5 course:

  • Office Practice N5 Assessment 1
  • Office Practice N5 Assessment 2
  • Communication N5 Assessment 1
  • Communication N5 Assessment 2
  • Information Processing N5 Assessment 1
  • Information Processing N5 Assessment 2
  • Legal Practice N5 Assessment 1
  • Legal Practice N5 Assessment 2


Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate Exams

You will take two examinations in the Legal Secretary N5 course during the course of the year. Each subject will have one internal and one external examination.

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Join our Legal Secretary Facebook Group to discover more about the Legal Secretary N5 course. While there, you will be able to communicate with other students and ask our staff any questions you may have regarding the NATED Legal Secretary courses.

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How Do I Study For A Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate?

To study the Legal Secretary N5 course, you will need a Legal Secretary: NATED N4 National Certificate. Then, to gain your N5 Certificate, you will need to:


When Can I Start Studying Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate?

You can start the Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate course at any time, as long as you have your National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Legal Secretary N5 course has 60 credits.

Your N4 – N6 National Certificate courses will take a total of 36 months to complete.

You will need a Legal Secretary: NATED N4 National Certificate as the entry requirement to the Legal Secretary N5 course.

No, you cannot become a Legal Secretary if you do not have a Matric Certificate.

To become a Legal Secretary, you will need to complete all your theoretical courses and obtain a:

  • Legal Secretary: NATED N4 National Certificate
  • Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate
  • Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate
  • Legal secretary: NATED N6 National Diploma

In order to get on a National Diploma level for NATED Legal Secretary, you will need to complete the N4 to N6 Legal Secretary courses along with an additional 18 months of practical work experience.

Legal Secretaries must be both proactive and driven. They must stay on schedule with paperwork, research, and assignments. It is more about anticipating employer and client needs and less about waiting for instructions from the solicitors.

Yes, all NATED courses are all fully accredited. The courses and qualifications of the NATED programme are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO). This ensures credibility and shows that NATED meets the international educational standards.

With a Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate, you can become a:

  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Managing Assistant
  • Legal Typist

Yes, all NATED programmes are internationally recognised and meet all of the international education standards.

The following subjects will be covered during the Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate course:

  • Office Practice
  • Communication
  • Information Processing
  • Legal Practice

You have to complete the Legal Secretary: NATED N4 National Certificate course to start your N5 course. During the N4 course, you will cover the following subjects:

  • Office Practice N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Communication N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Introductory Computer Practice N4
  • Computer Practice N4
  • Introductory Information Processing N4
  • Mercantile Law N4
  • Public Administration N4

The Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate is on an NQF level 05.

The Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate has 60 course credits.

NATED qualifications are accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

Your NATED qualification will be awarded by the DHET and the QCTO.

The Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate has 60 course credits.

For each theoretical course within your chosen NATED programme, you will have to complete three online examinations and one final exam.

Once you have completed your Legal Secretary N5 National Certificate course, you will be eligible to study towards the Legal Secretary NATED N6 National Certificate course.

No, you cannot get a National Diploma with an N5 National Certificate. To apply for a National Diploma course, you need to have an N6 National Certificate.

For more information on the current tuition and registration fees for the N5 Legal Secretary Course, contact one of our course specialists.

The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Diploma is on an NQF level 06.

To start the N5 Legal Secretary course, you will need to have a Legal Secretary: NATED N4 National Certificate.

Yes, it is worth studying the Legal Secretary N5 National Certificate course. Getting your N5 Legal Secretary National Certificate will develop your expertise as a Legal professional, and will aid in your employment possibilities. Your N5 Legal Secretary course is also an important step to take in getting your National Diploma qualification in Legal Secretary.

Yes, in order to study the NATED Legal Secretary programme you will need to have a Matric Certificate.

Yes, Legal Secretary is a good career option. Legal Secretaries are highly valued by law firms, so you will have high employment opportunities, and your chances of landing a job in the legal sector will be high.

During your N5 Legal Secretary course, you will complete two assessments, and write two examinations, for every subject studied.

Legal Secretary’s earn about R17 000 per month in South Africa, with salary ranges from R13 000 (entry level) to R26 000 and above, depending on your experience.

No, Legal Secretaries are not lawyers, but act as aid to lawyers. Legal Secretaries perform the administrative tasks in legal firms, offices, or at courts, and assist various legal professionals.

No, you cannot. To register for our Legal Secretary course you will need to have a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate.

The following colleges offer Legal Secretary courses in South Africa:

  • Bellview Institute of Distance Learning
  • Matric College
  • Skills Academy

Yes, you can study to be a Legal Secretary with any Matric pass level.

You can study a Legal Secretary course with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

The Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate has the following assessments:

  • Office Practice N5 Assessment 1&2
  • Communication N5 Assessment 1&2
  • Information Processing N5 Assessment 1&2
  • Legal Practice N5 Assessment 1&2

You will write a total of 8 exams. You will need to complete one internal exam and one external exam for each subject covered during the Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate course.

You can contact our course specialists if you have any questions about the course fees.

No, you cannot study the Legal Secretary course without a Matric Certificate. The minimum requirement for the Legal Secretary course is a Matric Certificate.

The following subjects will be covered in the Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate course:

  • Office Practice N5
  • Communication N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Legal Practice N5

In South Africa, a legal secretary can earn between R 18 000 – R 25 000 a month, depending on their experience.

No. Even though some of their duties are similar, a Paralegal holds a higher position than a Legal Secretary because Paralegals have some form of legal training.

If you want to work in law and pursue a stable and fulfilling career you should study to become a legal secretary. In a law office, legal secretaries are highly regarded and necessary. You will feel purposeful and fulfilled in this line of work.

The Legal Secretary N5 National Certificate is an NQF level 5 qualification.

Yes, this course is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

You will be completing two examinations per subject in this course. There are four subjects which means you will complete eight exams in total. There is an internal exam which will be completed from your home. Once you have completed the exam, you will send it to us via post to be graded. The external exam will be written in a registered exam venue. The minimum pass percentage is 50%.

The SAQA ID for the Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate course is 66959.

Once you have completed the Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate course you could apply for the following job:

  • Legal Typist
  • Legal Admin Assistant
  • Managing Assistant


Or you could complete the Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course.

You will need to have already completed the Legal Secretary: NATED N4 National Certificate course.

It could take anywhere between 6 – 12 months to complete the Legal Secretary N5 National Certificate course.

Author: Ashley Roskruge
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: May 30, 2022