Legal Secretary Certification Level 3

10 Hour Online CPD Accredited Course With Tutor Support.

Base Learning


£69 inc VAT
Or £23.00/mo. for 3 months... Read more
Study method
Online, self-paced
10 hours
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students


Working in the legal sector doesn't require you to be a lawyer. Legal secretaries provide essential support to solicitors, assisting them to manage their case load, organise their diaries and organise their offices. This work often includes contact with clients.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


The legal secretary certificate programme entails 15 hours of study, which will give you the tools, skills and knowledge necessary, in order to apply for a secretarial position in a legal firm or upgrade your team members’ existing skills.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an industry-recognised certificate. Potential employers can verify your certificate on our website.

What’s Covered in the Course?

The legal secretary certificate provides you with essential information and advice, to ensure that you are productive in this role within any legal firm. Some of the aspects that you can expect to learn when taking the course online include:

  • The role of the legal secretary: what you will be expected to do and the general duties;
  • The practice of basic legal proofreading and report writing skills;
  • The importance of client confidentiality;
  • Knowledge of the English legal system;
  • The various court systems and structures;
  • An understanding of legal aid and who is eligible for this benefit;
  • Civil litigation;
  • Improved word processing and audio (listening) skills;
  • A working knowledge of wills and probate law, land and conveyancing practice, enabling you to be more involved and provide your team with the best possible support;
  • Family law, criminal law, company and business law and licensing laws;
  • Appeals, judicial reviews and case stated;
  • A glossary of legal terms;
  • Advice on how to find legal secretary positions and prepare for an interview.

What are the Benefits of the Course?

  • The course is online, conducted at your own pace and broken down into easy-to-manage modules, using any device linked to the internet;
  • Students have lifetime access to the modules, should they need to refresh their knowledge at a later date;
  • The ability to fast-track your career and develop the skills you need, in order to secure your preferred job or enhance the skills of existing employees;
  • Work full-time, while you complete your studies and increase your qualifications;
  • Secure an industry-recognised certification;
  • No entrance requirements;
  • Online support throughout your study experience;
  • Affordable price.


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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.


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