Legal Secretaries Diploma Course

Our Legal Secretaries Diploma course is widely recognised by law firms and legal recruiters. It will provide you with the legal knowledge and practical skills you need to be a competent Legal Secretary. Once gaining our qualification, you will be awarded a Legal Secretaries Diploma certificate.

Whether you want to start a career as a Legal Secretary, you are an experienced Legal Secretary who wants to gain a formal qualification, or you are a law graduate who wants to gain the practical skills required to work in the legal profession, our Legal Secretary course is suitable for you. We have a wide range of Students of all ages, many nationalities and varying levels of experience.  

There are two study method options to choose from. You can study from home by distance learning or through our live online classes.

Why study a Legal Secretary course with ILSPA?

  • Become a qualified Legal Secretary 
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Acquire knowledge of various areas of law
  • Learn legal document production and how to complete legal forms
  • Receive personal coursework support 
  • Receive CV help and guidance to secure employment 
  • Gain eligibility for a TOTUM PRO Student discount card (UK Students)
  • Have access to a wealth of online resources to help you with your career
  • Receive one year's free Membership of the Institute 
  • ILSPA is recommended by the UK government's National Careers Service
  • ILSPA is the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs

Legal Secretary course content

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course is equivalent to a Level 3 qualification. You will learn about the day-to-day tasks of a Legal Secretary, legal terminology, various areas of law, the legal profession and how the court system operates. You will also acquire legal document production skills, learn how to complete legal forms and be able to type professional correspondence.

  • Introduction:  General Procedures & Legal Terminology
  • ​Unit 1:  English Legal System
  • Unit 2:  Law of Contract & Law of Tort
  • Unit 3:  Civil Litigation Practice
  • Unit 4:  Land Law & Conveyancing Practice
  • Unit 5:  Wills, Probate & Administration Practice
  • Unit 6:  Family Law & Practice

VIEW THE FULL SYLLABUS HERE: LEGAL SECRETARIES DIPLOMA SYLLABUS

Start Date:Any time of year
Times:Flexible and self-paced
Duration:From one month to one year, depending on how much you study
Course Fee:£695
Payment Plan:10% deposit (£69.50) with a choice of paying by 6 (£104.25) or 10 (£62.55) monthly instalments, interest-free.
Start Date:Wednesday 25 January 2023 (enrolment opens Tuesday 3 January)
Times:6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Duration:Every Wednesday evening for 12 weeks
Course Fee:TBC
Payment Plan:TBC

Study Method Options

Distance Learning - Online

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course can be studied online via distance learning. You can start at any time and have the flexibility of studying at your own pace. Students can finish their studies in one month or take up to a year. The more time you dedicate to the course, the sooner you will achieve your qualification.

Once enrolled, you will be able to access the course material, achievement tests, practical assessments and Student resources through the Student area of our website. You can then work through each unit in your own time. There are no examinations for the Legal Secretaries Diploma course. You are assessed through the online achievement tests and practical assessments which accompany each unit. 

During your studies, you have access to help and support. We will provide you with your Course Assessor's contact details when you enrol. Your Course Assessor will be able to assist you with any queries that you have in respect of your coursework via email or telephone.

Live Classes - Online

You can attend ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course through live online classes. These take place one evening a week for 14 weeks via Zoom. Before the class starts, you will be sent the details by email so that you can access the online platform. 

Through attending our live online classes, you will be taught about law and legal procedures, have the opportunity to interact with your tutor and learn with a group of Students. Your tutor will provide you with support and encouragement throughout your studies. Students regularly provide feedback on how much they have enjoyed the classes and have found our tutors to be friendly and helpful. 

Alongside attending classes, you will need to set aside time to study and complete the online coursework each week. All the course material and Student resources are available through the Student area of our website. There are no examinations for the course. You are assessed through coursework which consists of multiple-choice achievement tests and practical assessments. 

As well as receiving support from your tutor, you will be able to contact your Course Assessor for any help you need outside of class via email or telephone. We will provide you with your Course Assessor's contact details when you enrol.

Coursework and Assessment

Whether you study through distance learning or our live online classes, ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course is assessed through coursework. There are no examinations. The coursework consists of online multiple-choice achievement tests at the end of each unit and assessments for four units.

The multiple-choice achievement tests enable you to show your understanding of each subject studied. The practical assessments involve the production of legal forms, documents and letters. You do not need to have any experience to complete the coursework. Full instructions and examples are provided in the course material to enable you to complete them. Through completing the assessments, you will be able to show how well you are able to follow instructions, apply word processing skills to a variety of legal documents and become competent in Legal Secretary work. 

You will be given a percentage for each achievement test and unit of practical assessments. An average percentage is taken from these results and you will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction, depending on the standard of your work. If you fail any part of the course, you will be given the opportunity to redo it once. 

When you pass all the units included in the course, you will be awarded ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma Certificate. Our pass rate is very high with 95% of Students achieving the qualification after completing the course.

Suitable Learners

We have a wide range of Students - from those who have no previous experience in law to experienced Legal Secretaries who want to gain a formal qualification. We also have law graduates who study our course to gain practical skills and get their foot in the door. Our course is suitable for:

  • Those with no experience who want a career as a Legal Secretary
  • Experienced Legal Secretaries who want to advance their skills and gain a formal qualification
  • Law graduates who want to gain the practical skills required to work in the legal profession

 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the course, however, we recommend that you have a good typing speed, computer literacy, an understanding of Microsoft Word, and a good standard of spoken and written English.

If you do not have these skills, ILSPA Students can receive a 50% discount on Microsoft Office courses. We can also recommend a fantastic free online typing course, which is studied by thousands of Students wanting to improve their speed and accuracy. Please contact us for details.

Student Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions below.

Start Date:Any time of year
Times:Flexible and self-paced
Duration:From one month to one year, depending on how much you study
Course Fee:£695
Payment Plan:10% deposit (£69.50) with a choice of paying by 6 (£104.25) or 10 (£62.55) monthly instalments, interest-free.
Start Date:Wednesday 25 January 2023 (enrolment opens Tuesday 3 January)
Times:6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Duration:Every Wednesday evening for 12 weeks
Course Fee:TBC
Payment Plan:TBC