ILSPA's Legal Secretary 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 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 
  • ILSPA is recommended by the National Careers Service and UCAS 
  • ILSPA is the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs

Legal Secretaries Diploma 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
  • Tour of the Royal Courts of Justice (optional)

VIEW THE FULL SYLLABUS HERE: LEGAL SECRETARIES DIPLOMA SYLLABUS

Start Date:Any time of year
Times:Self-paced
Duration:On average, Students complete the course within six months, however, you have up to one year
Course Fee:£595
Payment Plan:10% deposit of £59.50 and 6 monthly interest-free instalments of £89.25
Offer:AUTUMN DISCOUNT: Enrol before the end of October and save £100 (usually £695)
Start Date:Wednesday 26 January 2022
Times:6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Duration:Every Wednesday evening for 14 weeks
Course Fee:£695
Payment Plan:10% deposit of £69.50 and 6 monthly interest-free instalments of £104.25
Offer:EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Enrol before the end of October and save £100 (usually £795)

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 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, but some Students have been known to complete it within a month! Students are given a one-year deadline and are free to choose their own study hours.

Once enrolled, you will be able to access the course material, achievement tests, practical assessments and Student resources online through 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. Full instructions and examples are provided within the course material to enable you to complete the coursework. 

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 a link 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 coursework each week. All the course material and Student resources are available online through 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 with your coursework via email or telephone. We will send you their contact details when you enrol.

Suitable Learners

Our Students come from all over the world and have varying levels of experience. Our course is suitable for:

  • Those who want to start 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:Self-paced
Duration:On average, Students complete the course within six months, however, you have up to one year
Course Fee:£595
Payment Plan:10% deposit of £59.50 and 6 monthly interest-free instalments of £89.25
Offer:AUTUMN DISCOUNT: Enrol before the end of October and save £100 (usually £695)
Start Date:Wednesday 26 January 2022
Times:6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Duration:Every Wednesday evening for 14 weeks
Course Fee:£695
Payment Plan:10% deposit of £69.50 and 6 monthly interest-free instalments of £104.25
Offer:EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Enrol before the end of October and save £100 (usually £795)