Terms and Conditions


To be eligible for the Legal Secretary course, all applicants require:

Secretarial skills such as Typing and Audio Transcription 

IT, word processing experience or completed a Business Studies Course

If you are a Mature Student, previous secretarial/administration work is necessary.

To be eligible for the Paralegal or Business Law courses, all applicants require:

Previous office experience and skills

OR have completed an IT or Business Studies Course

OR have 3 GCSE or equivalent in Maths, English and one other

All candidates must be fluent in English Language.

For Mature Students, previous work experience is required.

To be eligible for the Office Administration course, all applicants require:

Previous office experience and skills

All candidates must be fluent in English Language

Please ensure that you have, or have access to the full range of computer hardware and software listed on our Distance Learning page, prior to  starting Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Business Law or Office Administration course.

These Courses are not eligible for visa applications as they are accessible worldwide.

Course Fees

Course fees must be paid in full in advance of completing the Course.

Monthly instalments must be paid on the due date each month.

All instalments must be completed in advance of completing the Course.  If students wish to fast track their studies, payments must be completed earlier.


Cancellation of a Course must be made in writing to us within 14 days after being accepted - [email protected]. Failure to do so, will result in non-refund of payments.

All refunds will be subject to deduction of bank charges and processing fees.

There will be no refunds if students start and fail to complete a course after the cancellation period.

Time Limit

There is a time limit of 2 years to complete any of the Modules.

Modules are taken consecutively, not concurrently.

All Course Material supplied by us, whether written or oral, are for the sole purpose of studying with the College. They must not be re-produced, recorded or copied for use other than for the sole purpose of studying with us.

Non-observance will result in breach of copyright and can lead to court proceedings.

Code of Conduct

Working within the legal sector represents trust, confidentiality, honesty, mutual respect in written and oral communication and integrity. Legal Professionals must maintain clients' confidentiality at all times. Breach of Trust can lead to professional misconduct.

By being a registered student with OTC you associate with a professional institution and you show that you subscribe to the College's strict code of conduct.

Maintaining professional standards is paramount for all personnel working within the legal sector.