The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs
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You can attend ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma course through live online classes. These take place one evening a week for 14 weeks. Through attending our live online classes, you will have the opportunity to interact with your tutor and learn with a group of Students. Your tutor will provide you with support and encouragement throughout your studies. Students regularly provide feedback on how much they have enjoyed the classes and have found our tutors to be friendly and helpful.
Alongside attending classes, you will need to set aside time to study and complete coursework each week. All the course material and Student resources are available online through our website. There are no examinations for the course. You are assessed through coursework which consists of multiple-choice achievement tests and practical assessments.
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.
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