Course Summary

Course Name:

Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate

Certification Type:

Course Level:

N6, NQF5

Duration:

The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course is the final theoretical course in your NATED Legal Secretary qualification. This course is all about finalising the knowledge you have built on becoming a Legal Secretary in prior courses.


Course Information:

Course NameLegal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate
Accreditation The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
Examinations

Office Practice N6 Internal Exam
Office Practice N6 External Exam

Legal Practice N6 Internal Exam
Legal Practice N6 External Exam

Information Processing N6 Internal Exam
Information Processing N6 External Exam

Mercantile Law N5 Internal Exam
Mercantile Law N5 External Exam

Award Type National Certificate: N6 Legal Secretary
Award Issued By The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
SAQA ID66880
NQF Level05
Course Duration6 to 12 month
Entry RequirementNational Certificate: N5 Legal Secretary

Subjects For Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate

The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate handles the following subjects:

  • Office Practice N6
  • Legal Practice N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Mercantile Law N5


What Will I Learn?

During your Legal Secretary N6 course, you will gain a thorough understanding of:

  • Communication
  • Office Practice
  • Legal Practice
  • Processing Information
  • Mercantile Law


Career Opportunities:

Once you have obtained your Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate, you can work in a variety of career fields, such as:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Paralegal
  • Office Manager


Salary Expectations

The monthly earnings for some Legal Secretary career paths you might choose to follow are indicated below:


Role And Responsibilities

You will be assigned various duties and responsibilities depending on the professional path you choose. As a Legal Secretary professional, you will be expected to do the following tasks:

  • Produce legal paperwork
  • File management and organisation
  • Keep case-related information in computer databases
  • Prepare and gather information for court
  • Conduct legal research
  • Ensure that the office runs smoothly

Each NATED Course Builds On The Next:

The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course is the final NATED Legal Secretary theoretical course. You will only be able to take this course once you have gained a Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate.

After you have completed the Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course, you have the opportunity of gaining your Legal Secretary National Diploma, through practical training in the workplace.


What Are My Options After Receiving A Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate?

After receiving your Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate, you are primed and ready for the workforce. You can apply for jobs such as a Paralegal or Legal Secretary. While working, you have the option of completing the Legal Secretary National Diploma course. 

Legal Secretary Journey Infograph

By doing this, you will gain a Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Diploma and will not be restricted to start working in entry-level positions.

Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate Curriculum

Your Legal Secretary N6 course is made up of four subjects in total. Each subject has two assessments and two examinations that you will be required to compete.


Assessments To Be Completed In Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate

The Assessments for each subject taken in your Legal Secretary N6 course are as follows:

  • Office Practice N6 Assessment 1
  • Office Practice N6 Assessment 2
  • Legal Practice N6 Assessment 1
  • Legal Practice N6 Assessment 2
  • Information Processing N6 Assessment 1
  • Information Processing N6 Assessment 2
  • Mercantile Law N5 Assessment 1
  • Mercantile Law N5 Assessment 2


Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate Exams

Your Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course will be made up of two examinations per subject, with each subject having one internal and one external examination.

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Bellview Institute of Distance Learning Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate Facebook Group

Bellview has a Legal Secretary Facebook Group that you can access to learn more about the Legal Secretary N6 National Certificate course. There, you will be able to enquire about the NATED Legal Secretary courses through direct communication with Bellview staff.

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How Do I Study For A Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate?

Before studying this course, you will need a Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate as the entry requirement. Once you have successfully gained your N5 National Certificate, you should then:


When Can I Start Studying Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate?

As long as you have your Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate, you can study the Legal Secretary N6 course at any time. You can register now for the Legal Secretary N6 course.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Legal Secretary needs to have:

  • Computer skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good attention to detail

The N6 Legal Secretary will take 6 to 12-months to complete. If you have not yet gained your N4 and N5 National Certificates in Legal Secretary, it will take an additional 24-months to complete.

A Paralegal handles more legal aspects than a Legal Secretary, as they are involved in preparing extensive research and arguments for lawyers to present to clients. A Legal Secretary handles more administrative work.

The Legal Secretary N6 course has 60 course credits.

Yes, you will need a Matric Certificate to become a Legal Secretary. You cannot start the NATED Legal Secretary course without a Matric Certificate.

You will need a Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate in order to apply for this course.

Here are some of the career paths you can follow with a Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate:

  • Senior Secretary
  • Personal Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Legal Executive
  • Paralegal
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Solicitor

A Legal Secretary is a professional position in business support. They work to assist teams that work within law firms or other law practices.

If you are interested in becoming a Legal Secretary, you will have to consider the following aspects that come with the job:

  • Varying work styles and practices within the legal field
  • A good entry level for getting promoted and moving higher up on a legal level (which will also increase your earning potential)
  • Learning in depth details about the legal field and understanding the legal system in depth
  • Work hours that might require you to dedicate more time than usual when cases pile up

Yes, the Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate is fully accredited. The Quality Council of Trades and Occupation (QCTO) has ensured that NATED courses are credible and meet international educational standards.

Yes, the NATED Legal Secretary course is recognised both nationally and internationally. NATED courses and qualifications meet all of the international standards for education – so you can be sure that your studies with NATED are recognised.

The following main subjects will be covered during the Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course:

  • Communication
  • Office Practice
  • Information Processing
  • Legal Practice

Legal Secretaries must have strong spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and language skills. This includes an extensive knowledge of legal terminology. They must also be familiar with processing applications as well as transcription equipment.

No, you cannot use your NATED qualification to study a university course. There is no correlation between NATED qualifications and university entry requirements.

The NATED N6 National Certificate is on an NQF level 05.

The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate has 60 course credits.

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) accredits the Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate.

Yes, the Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate has the following SAQA ID number: 66880.

NATED qualifications are awarded by the DHET and QCTO.

The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate is on an NQF level 05.

The entry requirements to study a Legal Secretary NATED N6 National Diploma course is a Legal Secretary NATED N5 National Certificate.

Once you have your Legal Secretary N6 National Certificate, you have to complete 18 months of practical training in order to get your Legal Secretary National Diploma.

The N6 Legal Secretary course is the final theoretical course, you will do in order to apply for Legal Secretary jobs, or to get a Legal Secretary National Diploma.

To find out the current fees for the N6 Legal Secretary course, contact one of our course specialists.

No, it is not. The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate is the final theoretical course in the Legal Secretary programme and is on an NQF level 05. The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Diploma consists of practical work experience and the award is on an NQF level 06.

Yes, the N6 Legal Secretary National Certificate course will be your final study course taken, after which you will be required to complete practical training before you can graduate.

With an N6 Legal Secretary National Certificate, you can start your professional journey in the legal world, by applying for Legal Secretary jobs. While working, you will also have the option of register for and completing the Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Diploma course.

If you are interested in become a legal secretary, you will need to develop the following skills:

  • Writing skills
  • Computer and technological skills
  • Excellent researching skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Time management skills

The Legal Secretary programme consists of the following courses:

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

During your N6 Legal Secretary course, you will complete two assessments, and write two examinations, for every subject studied.

A paralegal works in a law frim and acts as an aid to lawyers, performing administrative and legal tasks. They also provide extensive knowledge on legal and lawful matters.

To pass your Legal Secretary course, you will need to prepare for all course assessments and examinations. You can do so by going through the study material we send you, and working together with our available study groups, which will allow you to interact with other fellow students.

Yes, they can. After completing your Legal Secretary course, you can always further your studies and become a Lawyer.

No, you cannot. To register for our Legal Secretary courses, you will need to have a Matric Certificate.

Being a legal secretary can be extremely demanding, fast paced and deadline driven job. However, it can also be very fulfilling if you are passionate about your job.

It could take you 36 – 54 months to get your National Diploma in Legal Secretary.

Duties of an Office Manager include:

  • Managing databases
  • Organising meetings
  • Preparing transport and accommodation
  • Ordering office equipment
  • Assisting in organising conferences and events
  • Handling correspondence

The Assessments for each subject taken in your Legal Secretary N6 course are as follows:

  • Office Practice N6 Assessment 1&2
  • Legal Practice N6 Assessment 1&2
  • Information Processing N6 Assessment 1&2
  • Mercantile Law N5 Assessment 1&2

A Legal Secretaries average salary is R 18 054.

These are the subjects covered in this course:

  • Office Practice
  • Legal Practice
  • Information Processing
  • Mercantile Law

No, Legal Secretaries are not qualified to offer legal advice.

These are the exams in the Legal Secretary course:

  • Office Practice N6 internal Exam
  • Office Practice N6 external Exam
  • Legal Practice N6 internal exam
  • Legal Practice N6 external exam
  • Information Processing N6 internal exam
  • Information Processing N6 external exam
  • Mercantile Law N5 internal exam
  • Mercantile Law N5 external exam

Yes. Legal secretaries often accompany lawyers to court.

The Legal Secretary N6 National Certificate course is an NQF level 5 qualification.

The SAQA ID for the Legal Secretary N6 National Certificate course is 66880.

These are the careers you can pursue with this qualification:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Paralegal
  • Office Manager

Yes, they can. However, they will need to complete a law degree before they can be allowed to practice law and work as a lawyer.

The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course could take you between 6 and 12 months to complete.

You will need to have already completed the Legal Secretary: NATED N4 – N5 National Certificate courses.

You are going to complete a total of eight assignments throughout this course.

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