Legal Secretary Course

ILSPA's Legal Secretary 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. ILSPA is the UK's professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs. 

You can study ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course online by distance learning wherever you are in the world, or through evening classes in London. Our online course can be started at any time, and our evening classes run throughout the year.

Whether you have no previous experience in law and want to enter the profession 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 one year's free Membership of the Institute 
  • Receive CV help and guidance to secure employment
  • Gain eligibility for a TOTUM Student discount card
  • Have access to a wealth of online resources to help you with your career

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
  • Securing a Legal Secretary Job Session

You can find more information in our syllabus below. 

You are required to have secretarial skills with a good typing speed, computer literacy, an understanding of Microsoft Word, and a good standard of spoken and written English before enrolling on our Legal Secretary course.

One of ILSPA's aims is to provide affordable training to Students. Our Legal Secretary course is one of the most comprehensive and best value courses on the market. 

Become a successful Legal Secretary through ILSPA!

Start Date: Any time of year
Times: Flexible
Duration: Flexible - up to one year depending on how much time you have to dedicate to your studies. The average time is within six months.
Course Fee: £500
Payment Plan: 10% deposit of £50 and 6 monthly interest free instalments of £75
Offer: SUMMER DISCOUNT - Save £100 if you enrol by the 31 August (usually £600)
Start Date: Thursday 12 September 2019 (Only 9 places left!)
Times: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Duration: Every Thursday evening for 14 weeks
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 have to dedicate to your studies. The average time is within six months.
Course Fee: £500
Payment Plan: 10% deposit of £50 and 6 monthly interest free instalments of £75
Offer: SUMMER DISCOUNT - Save £100 if you enrol by the 31 August (usually £600)
Start Date: Thursday 12 September 2019 (Only 9 places left!)
Times: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Duration: Every Thursday evening for 14 weeks
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 Methods

Distance Learning - Online Course

ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course can be studied online through our distance learning course. You can start at any time of year and study at your own pace. On average, Students complete the course within six months, however you have up to one year.

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.

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. 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.

Resources and Help

There is a wealth of fantastic resources available to you as a Student through our website. Guidance on how to stay focused and motivated during your studies will help you to complete the course successfully.  Reading about other Students' experiences will encourage you to gain the qualification and have faith that you too can have a rewarding career in law.  You can find detailed information about our tour of the Royal Courts of Justice and how to book a place on the tour.  You can also find details on how to apply for a TOTUM card and receive discounts through many high street stores and restaurants.

We want you to feel supported during your studies and to always know there is help at hand. Whether you study by distance learning or through evening classes, you can contact your Course Assessor by email or request telephone assistance. You may also call us and receive help from our team.

Terms and Conditions

You can view our Student Terms and Conditions here: