A strong understanding of legal terminology is valuable in many situations.

Anybody who works in a legal office, business or public service role will do well to understand the legal jargon that may be used in contracts, reports and also understanding the legal regulations required for that industry.

The language of the legal system differs from other role-specific languages in that it is developed through laws or sentences, in administrative acts or in private negotiations.

The course is a great asset to have on your resume if you are looking to establish a career in the legal industry or are hoping to up skill for a promotion.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 

Scope and Nature of Legal Terminology

The Legal Workplace

Legal Systems

Contract & Business Law

Property Law

Wills, Probate, Estate Law

Criminal Law

Other Categories


Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Explain the scope and nature of terminology used in law and allied professions.
  • Identify and describe legal occupations and roles
  • Compare and contrast different Legal Systems worldwide and discuss the role of International Law
  • Explain the meaning of Business Law and describe the processes involved in the formation of simple contracts
  • Explain the meaning of property law and its processes.
  • Research and explain common terms and processes related to wills, probate, estate law and Trusts.
  • Investigate and describe the meaning of terms and processes associated with Criminal Law and Torts (Civil Law)
  • Describe and investigate legal terminology for different areas of law