Legal Secretary: Legal Transcription

Transcription work is still in demand for companies who need their interviews, focus groups, podcasts, etc, transcribed. There are many ways to work as a transcriptionist, but I recommend starting out your career by subcontracting for transcription companies.

How to Become a Transcriptionist will teach you everything you need to know about working with and getting hired by well-paying transcription companies.

With this course, you’ll go from a transcription newbie to a confident transcriptionist with skills that transcription companies will hire you for.

This comprehensive course is designed to help you:

  • Jumpstart your transcription career by teaching you how to avoid low-paying jobs, showcasing the minimal equipment you need without breaking the bank, and explaining how to apply to companies
  • Strengthen your typing and grammar skills to become a more efficient transcriptionist
  • Practice transcribing short audio files with Express Scribe so you’re ready to apply to transcription companies
  • Create a transcription-specific cover letter and resume – even if you don’t have prior transcription experience
  • Find the best companies to work for that hire beginners – plus, learn how to spot a scam
  • Know how to manage the business side of transcription as a subcontractor
  • Learn how to grow your transcription career and increase your earnings


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration: 1 Week

Unit Standard: 66959

NQF Level: 5

Number of Credits: 60

Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • An introduction to the transcription industry
  • Using Express Scribe to download, play, and work with audio
  • Transcribing audio and editing the transcript
  • Setting up Microsoft Word’s AutoCorrect to create text expanders
  • Working with style guides
  • Best practices for creating transcription resumes and applying to transcription companies
  • The ins and outs of being a subcontractor and increasing your income
  • Three practice audio files with answers
  • Bonus material