N4 Legal Secretary National Certificate

The National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary is the beginning of your journey to performing important secretarial duties in a legal environment. This course is the first of three in our Legal Secretary Programme. Once you have finished your three National Certificates and have completed 18 months of practical experience you will receive the Legal Secretary National Diploma.  

Course Information:


National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary

Accredited by:

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)


There are three in-house open book assignments (which you complete at home) and a final exam set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Exam opportunities:
There are two exam opportunities.
May/June and October/November

Registration Period:
February – May/June exam
August – October/November exam

NOTE: You will have to pay an additional exam fee as this is an external exam. External fees are not covered in your course fees.

Award type:

National N Certificate

Award issued by:

DHET and the QCTO



NQF level:

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 04 

Length of course:

12 Months

Entrance requirement:

Matric Certificate

Subjects n4 legal secretary

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


What do you receive after months of studying and writing assignments and exams? The National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary. This certificate is issued to you by the DHET.


Career Paths as a Legal Secretary

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Paralegal

Gaining Your Practical Work Experience

This might seem like a daunting task when you think about it, but luckily the DHET has made things much easier for you. All that is required of you is to sign up for their free service which matches your profile with companies who offer Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

How can I get Started?

Get a head start in your career and start your qualification today.

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Last updated: November 07, 2018

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