Souters has a dedicated permanent facility. Souters has live experienced tutors. Souters provides practical application and simulated office environments including use of all software, PC’ s and actual forms used in a real office. Souters is dedicated to helping you get a job and apply the knowledge gained.
Why are some learning provider courses so expensive?
Souters has always been an extremely cost efficient provider. There are some more expensive versions of this training genre available and we cannot explain this on the basis of our own cost calculations especially if live tuition sessions are not included.
When looking for a course, always ask if any sessions are conducted in a live classroom environment with qualified tutors in the related subject.
We must stress that we are a fully accredited centre and our Diplomas are internationally recognised.
What qualifications do I need?
A reasonable standard of education, ideally with good English language skills (written and oral). To enter the more advanced legal secretarial courses, you will need a typing speed of 50 w.p.m. or more. You can develop a good typing skill at Souters.
What if I do not have good typing or IT skills?
This is not a problem. We offer IT skills and additional typing skills modules that will bring your skills up to speed. It is essential that you develop these skills if you are to be successful in the job market.
Can I get a job on completion?
Yes. Numerous students find jobs after and even during their course. Please see our testimonials page, where selected students have made comments on how Souters helped them find employment.
Is the Diploma recognised?
Both our Secretary/PA and our Legal Secretarial Diploma is well recognised within the legal industry. Our CPD training for Solicitors is accredited by the Law Society, which is the adjudicating body for solicitors in England and Wales. We are a City and Guilds approved centre
What is ILEX?
We also now offer City and Guilds ILEX courses where these are desired as an option. ILEX is the main recognised Institutional body providing education and support for support staff in the legal profession.
Is the course open to foreign students?
Yes. The course is open to all comers and there are no additional fees for overseas students. London is a prestigious international centre. Thus, our qualification can prove very attractive to foreign firms. We also deal with several foreign firms, which send their employees to Souters.
How much do I have to pay up front? Can I pay in instalments?
To confirm your place on the course, you will have to make your first down payment of £100. Part-time students can then pay the rest in instalments, but must pay the full balance by the third week of the course. Full-time students should have paid the balance by the third day of the course.
How can I do these course if I am working?
We offer part-time courses at weekend and on weekday evenings. The weekend courses run on Saturdays . Meanwhile, the evening courses are held on two stipulated evenings of a week (6.15-8.15).
How long are the courses?
We offer courses as short as one week on a full time basis or as long as three to six months part-time where several course options are selected. You need to check course schedules to see the actual duration of courses.
Do I need to buy books?
No. Souters provide all written materials. Our students only need to bring writing materials.