N4 Legal Secretary

N4 Legal Secretary Certificate This is our starter certificate with entry requirements being a Matric Certificate.This course starts you off with introductory subjects in Office Practice and Mercantile Law.

Course Summary

Course Name:
N4 Legal Secretary
Certification Type:
Course Level:

N4 Legal Secretary : National Certificate

Are you organized and have an interest in the workings of the Law environment? Well, then this Legal Secretary course programme is perfect for you! In the N4 Legal Secretary course you will learn all the basics to help land that job!

After completing all three courses in our Legal Secretary course programme, combined with a total of 18 months practical experience, you will be awarded your National Diploma.

Course Information

Certificate Type 

National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary  

Accredited by 

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Awarded by

The DHET and The QCTO

NQF Level 

Level 4






12 months

Entry Requirement

Matric Certificate 


These are the introductory subjects you can expect to learn in the N4 course programme. They will start off by teaching you the basics. Throughout the N5 and N6 you will dive even deeper into them.

  • Office Practice N4
  • Communication N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Mercantile Law N4

Practical Work Experience

Along with your N4 subjects, you are required to complete 6 months of practical work based experience to receive your certificate.

And you’re in luck! The DHET has a free service to help our students match up with companies who offer Work Integrated Learning (WIL) to help you gain that practical experience!

Assignments and Examinations 

During your 12 month course there will be a total of three open book assignments per subject which can be completed at home.

You will also write one final exam for each subject, which is set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

The exam can be written during one of the two periods:

  • May / June 
  • October / November

What Can You Become?

After completing your N4 Legal Secretary Course you have gained some necessary skills to set you apart from others. Below are possible jobs you could apply for with your N4 Certificate:

  • Receptionist
  • Administrative Assistant 
  • Filing Clerk 

Fast-Track Your Career!

Are you ready to start your journey to becoming a legal secretary?

Register today and boost your career with Bellview. 

If you have any further questions regarding our Legal Secretary or any of our other courses, do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Give us a call on our toll free number 0800 39 00 27
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Let’s boost your career TOGETHER!

Last Updated: 05 August 2020