N5 Legal Secretary

N5 Legal Secretary Certificate This course is the second course of 3 which will bring you one step closer to a National Diploma. You will revise subjects such as Communication while exploring new subjects like Legal Practise.

Course Summary

Course Name:
N5 Legal Secretary
Certification Type:
Course Level:

N5 Legal Secretary : National Certificate

There is so much to learn when it comes to the legal side of things. The N5 Legal Secretary course digs deeper into the necessary knowledge and skills you have previously learnt. As well as teaching you a thing or two about legal practice!

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: Legal Secretary 

Accredited by 

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Awarded by

The DHET and The QCTO

NQF Level 

Level 5






12 months

Entry Requirement

National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary


The N5 Legal Secretary course picks up where the N4 left off. You will be building on the basics you have learnt, going further into depth and will continue in the N6, diving even deeper.

(+N4 Legal Secretary subjects)

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

Practical Work Experience

Along with your N5 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 N5 Legal Secretary Course you can now level up a little more in your career. Below are three possible jobs you could apply to with your N5 Certificate:

  • Legal Admin Assistant 
  • Legal Typist
  • Managing Assistant

Level Up In Law!

Ready to take the next step in your career?

Register today and start the Bellview journey to success! 

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

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Last Updated: 05 August 2020