Legal Secretaries Diploma Course

Study online at any time of year with help and support from ILSPA's team

The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs


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Course fees can be paid in full or by interest free instalments.

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Distance learning, self-paced
1 Year
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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 enjoyable, popular and very comprehensive. It will provide you with valuable legal knowledge and the practical skills you need to become a qualified and professional Legal Secretary.

The course is suitable for those who have no previous experience in law as well as those who are familiar with law. It has been designed and written by legal professionals and is widely recognised by law firms, legal departments and legal recruiters.

Distance Learning is a very popular form of study. We have Students studying the course throughout the UK and overseas. You can study ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma course online from home and start at any time of year. Students usually complete their studies within 6 months although you can take up to a year if you need to.

The course can also be studied through evening classes at Regent’s University in London. Please click on course provider's name to find out more!

You will have access to full help and support during the course. If you have any questions about the course material or coursework, you can telephone or email us.

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


ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course will provide you with an understanding of various different areas of law and the practical tasks involved with Legal Secretary work such as legal document production, completing legal forms and typing professional correspondence. The course covers the four most common practice areas worked on in law firms and legal departments, which gives Students the best chance of securing employment once qualifying.

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 a years free membership to The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs when you enrol.

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


Our Diploma is suitable for all levels of experience. However, learners are required to have administrative or secretarial skills with a good typing speed, computer literacy, a knowledge of word processing programs and a good standard of spoken and written English. If you would like to improve your typing or Microsoft Office skills, take a look at the additional courses we offer through our website.

Career path

Legal Secretaries are an essential part of the legal profession and are always in high demand.

Legal Secretaries can progress on to being Paralegals, and even Legal Executives with further experience and qualifications. It is not unheard of for people who began their legal careers as a Legal Secretary to go on and qualify as Solicitors further down the line.

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