Institute of Legal Secretaries and PA's

Legal Secretaries Diploma

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ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma course is enjoyable, comprehensive and popular. It will provide you with valuable legal knowledge and the practical skills you need to become a qualified and professional Legal Secretary. The course has been designed and written by legal professionals and is widely recognised by recruiters, law firms and legal departments.

Our philosophy is that you should not only understand how to perform Legal Secretary work but also the reason why you have to do certain tasks and the law behind it as a whole. This gives you excellent job prospects and the opportunity for career advancement.

When you study through ILSPA, you gain much more than a qualification. We aim to make you excited about your career through the interesting content of our course material and the passion with which it is delivered. We not only help you with your studies so that you achieve your qualification, we provide you with advice and support so that you have a successful and fulfilling career. As an ILSPA Student, you receive free Membership of the Institute as we want you to receive the great benefits we offer such as CV help and career guidance. You have access to Student resources through the Membership area of our website and inspirational articles in our Legal Secretary Journal. Take a look at our Membership section for details.

Students are required to have administrative skills, computer literacy, a knowledge of word processing programs and a good standard of English. You can improve these skills through the additional courses we offer in this training section.

We have a wide range of Students of all ages, nationalities and varying levels of experience. Many of them have testified to say what an enjoyable and worthwhile experience they have had by studying our course. Please read our testimonials to gain confidence in the course.

Legal Secretaries and PAs are in great demand and are able to earn good salaries. You can have a great career in law by studying our Legal Secretaries Diploma course.

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Our Distance Learning course can be studied from home, started at any time of year and studied at your own pace. As a guideline, Students take an average of 3 to 6 months to complete it but you can take up to a year. Your study material will be sent to you at home on CD-ROM, which includes multiple-choice tests and assessments. These can be completed in your own time and sent to us to be marked by e-mail or post. It is necessary for you to have a computer and printer at home so that you can complete the coursework. Please read the information provided below on coursework and assessment.

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We are enrolling now for our next evening class which starts on Wednesday 30 July 2014 in Regent's Park, London. The course will be held every Wednesday evening for 12 weeks, from 6:15pm to 9:15pm. Our tutors are experts in their field and have a friendly approach to teaching. There is no use of computers in class as our tutors will be teaching you about law and legal procedures. It is necessary for you to have a computer and printer at home so that you can complete the coursework. Please read the information provided below on coursework and assessment.

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Coursework, Assessment and Certification

Course work and assessmentsThe coursework and assessment for ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma course are the same whichever study method you choose. There are no examinations for the course.

You will be required to complete a multiple-choice achievement test at the end of each unit to show your understanding of law.

Units 3, 4 and 5 include practical assessments which involve the production of legal forms and documents on your computer at home. Full instructions and examples are provided in the course material to enable you to complete the coursework. Through completing the assessments you will show how well you are able to follow instructions and apply word processing skills to a variety of documents commonly found in legal environments. You will be required to create a portfolio of practical assessments and to send it to us to be marked.

Results are graded with a Pass, Merit or Distinction, depending on the standard of coursework. If you fail any part of the course, you will be given the opportunity to redo your work. Upon passing the course, you will be awarded ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma certificate. Your portfolio will be returned to you, which can act as a valuable form of reference throughout your career.

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