I have very much enjoyed the course and found the written material to be both interesting and easy for the student to follow. I have also found the turnaround of achievement test results and further study units to be very prompt.
I have undertaken the course to help assist me in a change of career. As I write this letter I look forward to attending my first interview tomorrow morning for the post of a Legal Secretary within a Commercial Department of a leading law firm in my home town. Despite not having any prior experience as a Legal Secretary, as the advert requested, I am convinced it was my reference to the Institute's Diploma that helped win me the interview!
Tanya Mountford, Wolverhampton
My overall comments on the course are very positive. I found that the modules cover a wide range of topics and have really taught me a lot about the different areas of law. The course material I found really easy to follow and all of the coursework has been really useful and relevant.
I would definitely recommend this course to others. I have to say, this is actually the best/most useful course I have ever enrolled in with regards to legal secretary work.
Amanda Falloon, Jersey
I am really enjoying the course and want to do well. The other ladies where I work have worked in law for years and whilst I do not have their experience, I know that by doing your course I will acquire knowledge and a better understanding than if I was simply reading a law book.
You have restored my confidence. Thank you.
Carla Smith, Hertfordshire
I recently completed the Legal Secretarial Diploma course at Regents Park College and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. It was much more challenging than I was expecting and the assignments made me think about each unit in depth. Amanda was a wonderful teacher who explained things in a clear and interesting way. I feel now that I have a much better understanding of what might be required in a legal secretarial role and have more confidence about finding work in this field.
I am currently working on my CV and hope to contact you in the near future for advice on job hunting.
Deanne McCarthy, London
I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and have learnt a lot. By doing the course I have secured myself a job as a conveyancing assistant in a large firm of solicitors in Brighton.
Vicki Ades, Brighton
I have really enjoyed the course and I just want to say a thank you for all the support I received throughout the course. If I had any problems, I would email these in and get a response very quickly. I found this really helped me, to know I always had somewhere to turn to if I got stuck.
At first I was worried about the distance learning aspect of the course but detailed material and the help that I received meant these worries quickly disappeared.
I am currently studying for my law degree (October 2008) and so doing the course in my gap year really helped me to decide that I want to pursue a career in law. It gave an overview of each topic in sufficient detail, which gave me a broad view of each of those areas of law. Also, working full-time during my gap year at the CPS meant that I could study in my own time. The course is very flexible and there is no time pressure, which is partly why I chose it.
I am sure that the course will greatly enhance my CV and will show to future employers that I can learn through distance learning, which obviously involves an aspect of self-motivation and understanding.
The material was well-constructed, concise and clear. Thank you once again.
Sophie Lynch, Hampshire
With regards to feedback for this course, I cannot praise it enough!
Your website was extremely easy to find and upon enrolling on the course I used the instalments plan, which enabled me to start my course four months earlier than I would have been able to had I had to pay in one lump sum. Within days of registering, my coursework CD Rom had arrived at my home and once I'd got started I found the coursework easy to understand, extremely interesting and with excellent lay out.
I will openly admit that I do not have the longest of attention spans but I found each unit interesting, informative and just the right size to keep me interested.
The achievement tests at the end of each section are a little nerve wracking but when you receive them back, marked and with positive and encouraging feedback it really puts you in a good frame of mind to start the next unit.
I have learnt so much from this course and not hope to start my career in the legal profession.
A big thank you to you all.
Rosemary Trew, Cambridge
I attended evening classes at The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs between September and December 2010. The college itself is a beautiful place and very efficiently run. The tutor, Seamus, I found to be an amazing teacher: he held the attention of the whole class, gave excellent examples of each piece of legislation and procedure and asked questions such that class members learned the subject matter.
Ten years ago I worked as a Legal Secretary - this course has brought me up-to-date and made me feel ready to start applying for Legal Secretary jobs again. I recommend this course to all my friends - very good value for money.
Ros West, London