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 03 May 2018.
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.