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 2 Certificate/Diploma for Legal Secretaries qualification is in two parts. Part one contains ten extracts which will each contain one pre-identified error and will be in the form of spelling, punctuation, consistency, grammar and presentation. The learner is required to circle the correct answer ie a, b or c.
Part two, a document, contains 40 errors which will be in the form of spelling, punctuation, consistency, grammar and presentation. The learner is required to circle all the errors they can find.
The learner has 45 minutes to complete the test.