Proofreading Tests

Proofreading Tests

In order for a learner to achieve the full qualification, a proofreading test needs to be passed; these are held four times a year in November, February, May and July. To ensure the learner sits the proofreading test at the most appropriate time for them, they will need to discuss their needs with their tutor. Once the learner has agreed the date for their test, their tutor will register them with City & Guilds one month in advance of this date eg for a test on 3 November, a learner will need to be registered by 30 September. The next available date will be 02 February 2017.

The proofreading test for the Level 3 Certificate/Diploma for Legal Secretaries qualification is in two parts. Part one contains two passages which requires the learner to compare and identify 15 errors.

Part two, a document, contains 35 errors which requires the learner to circle all the errors that they can find and write the correct answers in the margin.

The learner has one hour to complete the test.