Legal Secretary Course Level 3 ACLS Accredited

Become a Certified Legal Secretary of the Association of Legal Secretary



£999 inc VAT
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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
3 Months
No formal qualification
300 CPD hours / points
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To provide the knowledge and practical skills for complete job readiness to enter a Legal Secretary Career. The course aims to build the skills and knowledge to be an effective Legal Secretary. Successfully completion of the course will lead to you being awarded a Level 3 Certificate as a Certified Legal Secretary of the ACLS, Association of Certified Legal Secretaries.

This is a complete training course to ensure that you are able to get into the legal secretarial job market. It is also an ideal Legal Secretary Course for those who are in Legal Secretarial Jobs and are looking to consolidate their skills.

This Legal Secretary Training Course is also accredited by the CPD (Continuous Professional Development). CPD Training is a fundamental part of the Legal Industry, as Solicitors are required by the Law Society and Solicitors Regulatory Authority to complete CPD recognised training. This factor makes the CPD Legal Secretary Course highly respected in the Legal Industry.

Background to the Qualification and Course:

Souters has provided legal training continuously since 1988. Our training is delivered in a classroom environment by qualified lawyers.

We have been actively working in conjunction with a major City firm to redesign legal secretarial training to the modern legal industry's context.

This course is delivered by a remote tutor, who is a barrister with practical experience.


300 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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This Distance Learning / Online Course is delivered by a Lawyer, who is an experienced teacher. There is a mixture of practical exercises and key legal instructions that simulate working in a Legal Firm.

Course Content

Legal Theory

(1) Introduction to Law session

(2) The Legal Industry explained: Magic Circle and City; High Street; In house

(3) The Law Office: Partners; Fee Earners; Paralegals; Legal Secretaries

(4) Legal Skills - Practical Sessions Departmental Functions and Procedures: Criminal Litigation; Civil Litigation; Commercial Law; Corporate Law; Family Law & Wills

(5) The Legal Skills Practical Sessions will include the following within each of the above five legal areas: Legal Document Production; Document presentation and engrossment; Proof Reading; Forms processing and completion; Time recording & Invoicing; Audio Typing Training; Touch Typing Training; Tests and appraisals.

Who is this course for?

A variety of students including people looking for a career change, existing legal secretaries and those looking to gain a recognised qualification.

Students will develop an understanding of the underlying building blocks of the legal system and practical abilities for Legal Secretarial Jobs.


This course starts from the basics and there are no pre-requisites.

A variety of students from school leavers to office staff and business people generally.

Experience or previous qualification in Secretarial, PA or Administration will be beneficial, but are no fundamental.

Career path

The course will lead to delegate becoming a Certified Legal Secretary of the ACLS, which opens up a range of career options in the Legal Secretarial Industry. Legal Secretaries in London can earn excess of £40K. You can progress your qualification to the Level 4 Legal PA Diploma. We additionally, offer the Level 3 Legal Secretarial Diploma, if you prefer a Diploma.

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Sherry Delmar asked:

is this course available to international students to complete online from their country?


Yes, we can adapt the course for you to complete remotely in your country.

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Derek asked:

How is the level 3 Legal Secretary course assessed? Is there a final exam? Thank You


Yes, the final assessment is based on a test of practical work submitted under exam conditions including audio transcription

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Diana asked:

How will this course unfold during those 3 months? Will I have daily lessons that i have to complete each day? Thank you


The course has an induction with the tutor at our centre in EC4; there are follow up sessions with the trainer to suit students' other commitments; the practice work can be completed remotely and either brought back or e-mailed to tutor for correction/ submission. There will be no daily lessons you work at your pace with a three month deadline.

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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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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