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Wendy Souter with HRH Prince Charles at the Opening of OTC UK in 1988

About Us

Our history began in London, UK in 1988  

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Having spent many years working in various areas of law, Wendy recognised the lack of relevant law courses for Legal Secretaries, so she created a program allowing secretaries to qualify and work as Legal Secretaries. In 1988, she created the Legal Secretary Course and set up her Law Training College in London.

We have since founded OTC-Canada offering law courses online for paralegals, legal assistants, Office Administrators and Business law for employees and employers.

Since introducing OTC-Canada, student numbers have grown significantly due to the easy and convenient study method.  Lessons cover the Canadian Legal System and legal procedures for most of the provinces and are accessible from wherever you may be. One exception is that we do not offer the legal system of Quebec due to its language and Civil Code system.

For many mature students, completing a university course is not a feasible option due to work and family commitments. We offer opportunities to change careers without compromising salaries, family time and excessive travelling. Our courses supplement previous work experience, enabling many to alter career paths, get promotions, improve earning potential and get job satisfaction.

Our online courses are Tutor-led and are very much like a traditional classroom, except that you are using your computer from home or work, at a time convenient to you!  Questions are sent to us by email and we aim to reply to students' queries within 24 hours.  Registrations are conducted online.  Tests are conducted online wiith a webcam for monitoring. Course material are emailed for printing and assigments are sent by email.  How very convenient!

So wherever you are located within Canada or overseas, you can now enjoy the convenience of studying online with OTC-Canada.

In 2015, OTC-Canada applied for registration with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Private Career Colleges Branch. We have been given permission to use the name as registered "Online Training College of Law" and we have also completed registration of our course programs. The following confirms such registrations and approval.

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario

Ministry of Training,Colleges and Universities
Private Career Colleges Branch
77 Wellesley Street West
Box 977 77,
Toronto ON M7A 1N3

Ministère de la Formation
et des Collèges et Universités
Direction des colleges
privés d'enseignement professionnel
rue Wellesley Ouest
Boîte 977 Toronto ON M7A 1N3


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wendy Souter
OTC-Canada
Suite 129 - 2 Oak Street
Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0

Dear Wendy Souter,

Re: Registration under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Thank you for completing the private career college pre-screening process to determine whether the program(s) require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 ("the Act").

Based on the information provided in your private career college pre-screening form, it appears that the above noted programs as offered by your institution do not require approval under the Act, as the programs are less than 40 hours in length.

Thank you again for your private career college pre-screening form.

Sincerely,

Evangelia (Litsa) Puddefoot
Research Analyst
Private Career Colleges Branch

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario



Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Private Career Colleges Branch
77 Wellesley Street West
Box 977 77,
Toronto ON M7A 1N3

Ministère de la Formation
et des Collèges et Universités
Direction des colleges
privés d'enseignement professionnel
rue Wellesley Ouest
Boîte 977 Toronto ON M7A 1N3

Wendy Souter
129-112 - 2 Oak Street
Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0

Dear Wendy Souter:

Business Name Approval - Re: Online Training College of Law

Thank you for completing the Business Name Approval Form requesting the written consent of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under the Business Names Act for the use of the word "college" in the above-noted business/corporate name.

The Ministry consents to the use of the word "college" in the name indicated above.

OTC wins Gold at UK Business Awards

OTC-UK has been awarded the Gold Trophy in the UK Business Headline Awards for South of England, which took place at Covent Garden, London WC2 on 20 April 2015.

We are all very proud that our efforts in Training & Education continue to get recognised and appreciated, not only by our many students globally but also by the Business Community.

A very Good Achievement and Well Done to our Dedicated Team @ OTC.

"Well done Wendy and Online Training
College, you thoroughly deserve this
award". Julie, Q.Inst.Pa

Our Online Classes are more convenient than traditional classrooms, as you are using your own computer with a protected password. Our Diplomas and Certificates have long been associated with excellence in education. We provide courses covering the Canadian Legal System and Procedural Law which includes proficiency in drafting legal documents, writing effectively to clients, preparing court bundles and more.


OTC reaches students throughout the Provinces and Overseas.  
As an online college, you can download our lessons and study at your own pace and convenience from home, work or anywhere that is convenient. If you live overseas, you can also download and study with us regardless of where you are located. All our lessons are given by an online Tutor.