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Legal Secretaries Diploma - Live Online Classes

Become a competent Legal Secretary and gain a recognised Diploma through the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs

The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs


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£695 inc VAT (was £795)
Offer ends 31 October 2021
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Course fees can be paid in full or by interest free instalments.

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Online with live classes
14 weeks, Part-time
ILSPA's Legal Secretaries Diploma
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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

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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.

Career path

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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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.