N6 Legal Secretary: National Certificate

The N6 Legal Secretary Certificate is the third and final course in our Legal Secretary Programme. This course combined with 18 months of practical experience will give you a fully accredited National Diploma.

You are so close to your great career! This is the last certificate on your way to the fast pace and rewarding life of a professional in law. You get to help high-profile lawyers on their mission to bring justice to those who deserve it. And don’t think you’re only limited to being a secretary. Being a secretary can be your stepping stone to learn and grow into higher roles in law.

Course Information:


National Certificate: N6 Legal Secretary

Accredited by:

Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO)


There are three in-house open book assignments (which you can 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:  External exam fees are not covered by your course fees. You will have to pay an extra exam fee to write this exam.

Award type:

National N Certificate

Award issued by:

The DHET and the QCTO



NQF level:

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 06

Length of course:

12 Months

Entrance requirement:

National Certificate: N5 Legal Secretary


Legal Secretary N4 

n6 legal secretary

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

  Legal Secretary N5

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

Legal Secretary N6

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


The qualification you will be awarded with (after finishing your assignments and writing your final exam of course!) is the National Certificate: N6 Legal Secretary. This certificate is issued by the DHET.

Legal Secretary Career Paths

  • Senior Legal Secretary
  • Personal Assistant in a legal environment
  • Office Manager in legal firms
  • Paralegal

Gaining Your Practical Work Experience

You can gain your practical experience by job hunting on your own and searching for companies who offer workplace based experience. Another way is to sign up for a free service given by the DHET. This service matches your CV with companies who offer Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

How do I get Started?

Here are the ways in which you can get in touch with us and start studying today.

  1. Fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
  2. Call us toll-free: 0800 39 00 27
  3. Chat to us on Whatsapp: 082 318 8892
Last updated: November 07, 2018
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