Legal Secretary Course

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course is recognised by law firms and legal recruiters, and will provide you with the legal knowledge and practical skills you need to become a competent Legal Secretary. Once gaining our qualification, you will receive a valuable Legal Secretaries Diploma certificate. 

The legal system is a integral part of our society. In daily life, people experience issues and they need legal professionals to help them. Legal Secretaries are an important part of the legal profession and provide valuable assistance to Lawyers. Our Legal Secretary course includes the most common legal areas found within law firms, which gives you excellent job prospects.

As the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, one of our aims is to provide affordable training to Students. Our Legal Secretary course is one of the most comprehensive and best value recognised courses available. 

There are two study method options which you can choose from. You can study online from home by distance learning or though our evening classes at Regent's University in London. Find out more about these study method options below.

Whether you are a beginner and want to become a Legal Secretary, or you are an experienced Legal Secretary who wants to gain a formal qualification, 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.  

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 CV help and guidance to secure employment
  • Gain eligibility for a TOTUM PRO Student discount card
  • Have access to a wealth of online resources to help you with your career
  • Receive one year's free Membership of the Institute 

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, various areas of law, the legal profession and how the court system operates. The course also covers legal terminology, legal document production, how to complete legal forms and how 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
  • Tour of the Royal Courts of Justice (optional)

You can find more information in our syllabus

Become a successful Legal Secretary through ILSPA! There is great opportunity for career advancement as a Legal Secretary as the more experience you gain, the higher the salary you can receive.

Start Date: Any time of year
Times: Flexible
Duration: Flexible - up to one year depending on how much time you dedicate to your studies. The average time is 3 - 6 months
Course Fee: £450
Payment Plan: 10% deposit of £45.00 and 6 monthly interest free instalments of £67.50
Offer: Save £145 for a limited period - the course fee is usually £595!
Start Date: Thursday 28 May 2020
Times: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Duration: Every Thursday evening for 14 weeks (Reading weeks on 30 July & 6 Aug)
Course Fee: £800
Payment Plan: 10% deposit of £80 and 6 monthly interest free instalments of £120
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Start Date: Any time of year
Times: Flexible
Duration: Flexible - up to one year depending on how much time you dedicate to your studies. The average time is 3 - 6 months
Course Fee: £450
Payment Plan: 10% deposit of £45.00 and 6 monthly interest free instalments of £67.50
Offer: Save £145 for a limited period - the course fee is usually £595!
Start Date: Thursday 28 May 2020
Times: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Duration: Every Thursday evening for 14 weeks (Reading weeks on 30 July & 6 Aug)
Course Fee: £800
Payment Plan: 10% deposit of £80 and 6 monthly interest free instalments of £120

Legal Secretaries Diploma Course Syllabus

Download ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma syllabus to find out everything you need to know about the course.

Legal Secretaries Diploma Syllabus

Study Method Options

Distance Learning - Online

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course can be studied online through our distance learning course. You can start at any time of year and have the flexibility of studying at your own pace. The more time you dedicate to the course, the sooner you can complete it. On average, Students complete the course within six months. Some Students have been known to complete it within six weeks. If you would prefer to take your time due to other commitments, you have up to one year to submit your coursework.

The Student and Member area of our website includes everything you need for the course. Once enrolled, you will be able to access the course material, achievement tests, practical assessments and Student resources. ILSPA's course is complete in itself, and you do not need to purchase any textbooks. Our Student and Member area also contains fantastic resources to help you with your studies.

There are no examinations for the Legal Secretaries Diploma course. You are assessed through online achievement tests and practical assessments. Full instructions and examples are provided in the course material to enable you to complete the coursework. 

Evening Classes - Regent's University, London

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course is held at Regent's University in the beautiful setting of Regent's Park in London. The classes take place one evening a week for 14 weeks.

Our tutors are experts in the legal field and will make your learning experience enjoyable. 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 coursework at home each week. All your course material and Student resources are available online through our Student and Member area. There are no examinations for the course. You are assessed through coursework which consists of multiple-choice achievement tests and practical assessments. 

For further information, take a look at our Legal Secretaries Diploma syllabus.

Help and Support

We want you to feel supported during your studies and to always know there is help at hand.

If you study by distance learning, you will be given 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.

If you attend our evening classes, you will have assistance from your Course Assessor as well as your Tutor.

 

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 don't have these skills, we advise that you acquire them whilst you are studying.

Student Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions below.