ILSPA's Legal Secretary Foundation and Advanced courses enable you to gain a qualification in specific areas of law. Please take a look at our Legal Secretaries Diploma course if you want to gain our qualification in various areas of law.
These courses are suitable for individuals who are interested in a particular area of law or who already work in a specific legal department. They are available at two levels - Foundation and Advanced. We offer a range of subjects that can be studied online by distance learning, at your own pace.
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. Once qualified, you will receive a Foundation certificate in your subject of choice.
The following subjects are available:
VIEW THE FULL SYLLABUS HERE: FOUNDATION LEVEL COURSE SYLLABUSES
Advanced Level (Diploma)
This level is suitable if you would like to gain an in-depth understanding of a particular area of law and acquire some Paralegal skills. Ideally, you should have some existing legal knowledge which has been acquired though study or work. Once qualified, you will receive a Diploma certificate in your subject of choice.
The following subjects are available:
VIEW THE FULL SYLLABUS HERE: ADVANCED LEVEL COURSES SYLLABUSES
You have up to one year to complete our courses; however, we find that our Students generally complete them within three to six months, depending on how much time they dedicate to their studies.
All the course material and resources you require 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.
Students receive FREE Membership of the Institute for one year and are able to apply for a TOTUM Student discount card.
There are no examinations for the courses. The subjects are assessed through coursework.
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 online course material to enable you to complete the coursework. 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 a scenario in which you are to advise on the correct legal proceedings. After studying the course, you will be able to show how in-depth your knowledge of law is and demonstrate your Paralegal skills.
Foundation Level Courses
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.
Advanced Level Courses
We advise that Students have the same basic skills as our foundation level courses, as well as existing legal knowledge which has been acquired through study or work.
Please read our terms and conditions below.