Single Subject Legal Courses

Our Single Subject Legal courses are suitable if you would like to specialise in ONE particular area of law. Please take a look at ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma if you want to gain a qualification in various areas of law.

We offer a range of subjects which can be studied online by distance learning, at your own pace.  The courses are appealing to individuals who are interested in a particular area of law or already work in a specific legal department. 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.

The following subjects are available:

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

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.

The following subjects are available:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Land Law and Conveyancing
  • Wills, Probate & Administration

Please take a look at our syllabuses for information on the course content.

Our courses are available to study online by distance learning. You can start at any time of year and study at your own pace. You have up to one year to complete our courses, however we find that our Students generally complete them within 6 months, depending on how much time they dedicate to their studies.

All the course material and resources you need are available online through the Student area of our website. When you enrol, you will be able to log in and access everything you need. When studying from home, you can receive help and support during the course from your Course Assessor or a member of our team. 

As the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, one of our aims is to provide affordable training to Students. To make the payment of course fees easier, we can set up a payment plan for you. Students receive FREE Membership of the Institute for one year and are able to apply for an NUS Extra Student discount card.

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Start Date: Any time of year
Times: Flexible
Duration: Flexible
Course Fee: £200
Payment Plan: 10% deposit of £20 and 6 monthly instalments of £30, interest free
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
Course Fee: £300
Payment Plan: 10% deposit of £30 and 6 monthly instalments of £45, interest free

Foundation Level Syllabus

You can view the full syllabus here:

Single Subject Foundation Courses Syllabus

Advanced Level Syllabus

You can view the full syllabus here:

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 an online 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. Full instructions and examples are provided in the course material to enable you to complete the coursework. Through completing the assessments, you will show how well you are able to follow instructions and apply word processing skills to a variety of documents commonly found in your chosen area of law.  You are required to create a portfolio of your assessments which must be sent to our Course Assessor when you have completed the course.  

For the Advanced level, you are required to complete an online multiple-choice achievement test and a written assignment. Your assignment will either include a series of questions relating to the area of law you have chosen or be a scenario in which you are to advise on the correct legal proceedings. You will be able to show how in-depth your knowledge of law is after studying the course and demonstrate your Paralegal skills.

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

We accept a 10% deposit with the balance of the course fee payable over 6 months, interest free.

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 within 24 working hours.

Student Terms and Conditions

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