The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs
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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.
Distance Learning is a very popular form of study. We have Students studying the course throughout the UK and overseas. You can start at any time of year and have the flexibility of studying at your own pace. The more time you dedicate to the course, the sooner you can complete it. On average, Students complete the course within six months. Some Students have been known to complete it within six weeks. If you would prefer to take your time due to other commitments, you have up to one year to submit your coursework.
The Student and Member area of our website includes everything you need for the course. Once enrolled, you will be able to access the course material, achievement tests, practical assessments and Student resources. ILSPA's course is complete in itself, and you do not need to purchase any textbooks. Our Student and Member area also contains fantastic resources to help you with your studies.
There are no examinations for the Legal Secretaries Diploma course. You are assessed through online achievement tests and practical assessments. Full instructions and examples are provided in the course material to enable you to complete the coursework.
You will have access to help and support during the course from your Course Assessor and ILSPA's team. 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 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 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.
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