Legal Secretaries Diploma Syllabus

ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma course provides learners with valuable legal knowledge and the practical skills they need to enter the legal field or advance their existing careers. The learner will study general legal procedures, key Legal Secretary skills and various areas of law. The course also enables the learner to advance their word processing skills through legal document production, completing legal forms and typing professional correspondence.

Our philosophy is that Legal Secretaries should understand not only how to perform certain tasks but also the reason for those tasks and the principles of law behind them. This gives the learner excellent job prospects and the opportunity for career advancement.

ILSPA’s course is equivalent to a level 3 qualification and can be studied online by distance learning or through attending classes. Distance learners study mandatory core units and can choose three optional legal units. Learners attending classes study set units.


Core units:

Three optional units:


Set units:

Details of each unit can be found by clicking on the subjects.

Please note that the General Legal Procedures and Key Legal Secretary Skills units are not covered in class and should be studied in the learner's own time.

A glossary of Legal Terminology is also available to learners. This helps them to understand the words and terms commonly used within the legal profession, as well as outlining the Latin words which eliminate the need for long definitions.

Whatever study method the learner chooses, the qualification is the same.