Single Subject Legal Courses

Our Single Subject Legal courses are suitable if you would like to specialise in one particular area of law rather than study our full Legal Secretaries Diploma. We offer a range of subjects which can be studied online by distance learning, at your own pace.  The courses are particularly appealing to individuals who already work in a specific area of law or law firms who want their Secretaries to receive further legal training. The Single Subject Legal courses are available at two levels - Foundation and Advanced.  

Foundation Level (Certificate)

This level is suitable if you would like to gain knowledge of an area of law and learn about the legal secretarial procedures involved. You do not need to have any previous experience of law, but you are required to have secretarial skills.

Advanced Level (Diploma)

This level is suitable if you would like to gain an in-depth understanding of an area of law and acquire some paralegal skills. Ideally, you should already be working within the area of law or have gained a legal qualification so that you have some existing knowledge.

Please take a look at our syllabuses for further information on the subjects available and the course content.

Our Legal Secretary courses can be paid for in full or by instalments with a debit/credit card.  Alternatively, you can request an invoice if your employers are paying for you.  Find out more in our course fees and enrolment section below. Students receive FREE Membership for one year and are able to apply for an NUS Extra Student discount card.

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Single Subject Foundation Level Courses

Location: Work or home
Start Date: Any time of year
Times: Flexible
Duration: Flexible

Single Subject Advanced Level Courses

Location: Work or home
Start Date: Any time of year
Times: Flexible
Duration: Flexible

Foundation Level Syllabus

The following subjects are available:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Land Law and Conveyancing 
  • Wills, Probate and Administration 

 

Single Subject Foundation Courses Syllabus

Advanced Level Syllabus

The following subjects are available:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Land Law and Conveyancing
  • Wills, Probate & Administration
Single Subject Advanced Courses Syllabus

Coursework and Assessment

There are no examinations for the courses.  The subjects are assessed through coursework which you must send to us to be marked. For the Foundation level, you are required to complete a multiple-choice achievement test and practical assessments for your coursework. These involve the production of legal documents, forms and letters on your computer at home. For the Advanced level, you are required to complete a multiple-choice achievement test and a written assignment. 

Results are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction - depending on the standard of your coursework. If you fail any part of the course, you are given the opportunity to redo it. You receive your results within 21 days, and if you have passed, you receive a Certificate for the Foundation level or a Diploma for the Advanced level.

Course Fees and Enrolment

Single Subject Legal Courses

Foundation Level (Certificate):  £200 each
Advanced Level (Diploma):  £300 each

Payment Plan Option

Payment plans are available subject to a credit check.  We accept a 10% deposit with the balance of the course fee payable over 6 months. No interest is charged.

How to Enrol

  • Enrol online and make a payment in full or instalments via debit/credit card.  
  • Telephone the Institute to make a payment via debit/credit card in full or by instalments on 0207 1009210
  • You can request an invoice online or over the telephone if your employer is paying the fees

Once you have enrolled, we will send your course details to you by email and you will have access to the Membership area of our website, which includes the course material. 

Help and Support

If you require help with your coursework, you can contact us via email or telephone. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Terms and Conditions

You can download a copy of our Terms and Conditions here: