The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs
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The Legal Secretaries Diploma is provided by the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs. ILSPA is the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs.
ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma 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.
The course is suitable for beginners, as well as experienced Legal Secretaries who want to gain a formal qualification.
ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course is held at Regent's University in the beautiful setting of Regent's Park in London. The classes take place one evening a week for 14 weeks. 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.
You will have access to help and support during the course from your tutor as well as ILSPA's team.
The course can also be studied online by distance learning. Please click on the course provider's name to access this information!
When you study through ILSPA, you gain much more than a qualification. We aim to make you excited about your career through the interesting content of our course material and the passion with which it is delivered. We not only help you with your studies so that you achieve your qualification, we provide you with advice, support and resources so that you have a rewarding career. CV help and guidance to secure employment is available to those who are new to the legal profession.
Legal Secretaries and PAs are in great demand and are able to earn good salaries. You can have a great career in law by studying ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course!
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 Legal Secretary 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
Additional Benefits: Guidance to secure employment and a tour of the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Plus one year's free Membership of The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs.
Who is this course for?
We have a wide range of Students of all ages, nationalities and varying levels of experience.
ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma is suitable for:
- People with no previous experience in law
- Experienced Legal Secretaries who want to gain a formal qualification
- Law Graduates who want to gain practical skills
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 don't have these skills, we advise that you acquire them whilst you are studying.
Legal Secretaries are an essential part of the legal profession and are always in high demand as they help lawyers with their work.
There is great opportunity for career advancement as the more experience gained, the higher salary you can achieve. Legal Secretaries can even progress on to working as Paralegals or Legal Executives with experience and training.