Legal Secretary Level 3 Diploma - CPD Certified

CPD certified training with tutor support | Exam and certificate included | Lifetime access


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10 CPD points / hours
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Our Legal Secretary Diploma has been given the CPD Certification and is the perfect course for anyone looking to work in the Legal sector.

Our Legal Secretary Diploma follows on from our Admin/PA diploma and is packed with information in to 17 modules teaching you everything you need to succeed in this profession.

The course can be studied part time and you can become accredited in as little as 15 hours and you can study at your own pace.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website.

More Key features about our Legal Secretary Diploma

  • Lifetime Access to your course
  • The price you pay Reed is for the whole course including final exam – no hidden fees
  • CPD certificate upon successful completion
  • Tutor Support Monday – Friday

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Module 1

General Duties and Day-to-Day Operations of a Legal Secretary


  • Managing letters and post
  • How to take messages
  • Filing and preparation of forms and documents
  • Billing, invoicing and client care
  • Plus much more...

Module 2

Legal Writing and Proofreading Skills


  • Legal writing mistakes
  • Tips and insights on correct legal writing
  • Punctuation, capitalisation, italics, numerals
  • Form paragraphs and form files
  • Plus much more...

Module 3

Client Confidentiality in Law Firms


  • What is confidentiality and why is it important?
  • Implementing confidentiality in a law office
  • How to maintain confidentiality
  • Records safety and security
  • Plus much more...

Module 4

The English Legal System


  • Introduction to the English legal system
  • Aspects of UK law
  • History of the English legal system
  • Laws governing debt recovery, bailiffs, default notices
  • Plus much more...

Module 5

Court Systems and Structures


  • Understanding court systems in the UK
  • Supreme Court, High Court, Crown Court, technology and Construction court
  • Queen's Bench, Court of Protection, County Courts, magistrates' courts
  • Plus much more...

Module 6

Legal Aid


  • Aims and objectives of legal aid
  • Eligibility for legal aid
  • Civil legal advice
  • Legal aid in criminal cases
  • Plus much more...

Module 7

Civil Litigation


  • Civil litigation initial procedures
  • Pre-action protocols, Civil Procedure Rules (CPR)
  • Out of Court settlements
  • Claim forms and Particulars of Claim
  • Plus much more...

Module 8

Land and Conveyancing Practice


  • Explanation of terms: Deed, Freehold, Leasehold
  • Registration of land
  • Submission of forms for searches
  • Title information documents
  • Plus much more...

Module 9

Wills and Probate Law Practice


  • Basic contents of a Will
  • Executors, codicils
  • Grant of Probate and Grant of Letters of Administration
  • Form IHT 200, 205, D18, D21, etc.
  • Plus much more...

Module 10

Family Law


  • Starting legal proceedings in matters relating to family law
  • Divorce petitions and facts of evidence
  • Court Action
  • Affidavit in support of the Petition
  • Plus much more...

Module 11

Criminal Law


  • Starting proceedings in criminal cases
  • Different types of crimes
  • Magistrates' court and Crown Courts
  • Warrants, Summons and witness statements
  • Plus much more...

Module 12

Company and Business Law


  • How to start a company
  • Types of business entities
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association, company seal
  • Plus much more...

Module 13



  • Licensing Act 2003 and the period prior to the Act
  • Objectives of licensing regulations
  • Premises License
  • Personal License
  • Plus much more...

Module 14

Appeals, Judicial Review and Case Stated


  • Appeals against criminal cases
  • Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Appeals against civil cases
  • Skeleton Arguments
  • Plus much more...

Module 15

Skills for Success


  • How a legal secretary can help the fee earner
  • Important skills
  • Setting up new client appointments
  • Dictation and Transcription
  • Plus much more...

Module 16

Finding Employment as a Legal Secretary


  • Importance of legal secretaries
  • The job seeking process
  • What prospective law firms are looking for
  • Writing an effective cover letter
  • Plus much more...

Module 17

Glossary of Legal Terms

In this module you will learn:

  • 50+ useful terms and abbreviations

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Reed Courses Student Testimonials on our Diploma

Fay Nelson-Ewen - Liverpool

I am really enjoying doing this course

I am really enjoying doing this course. I like the way that you can do it at your own pace. There are helpful tools to offer you an insight of how to progress further after completing the course. I would definitely recommend courses from this company to others.

Jade Warner - Tonbridge

This course has enabled me to pursue the job path that I have been dreaming of

This course has enabled me to pursue the job path that I have been dreaming of since the age of 12 at an affordable rate and a quick pace due to the help of online staff.

I would recommend this course to anyone looking to become a legal secretary and looking to learn more than what is needed!

Emily Zivtins – Cambridgeshire

This course means I can take my career in a new direction

Thanks to this course I can take my career in a new and improved direction. After sustaining injuries where I have to be wheelchair bound I thought career prospects were slim. But now I have qualified I have hope again.

This course is amazingly well structured in such a way that it enabled me to memorise everything and in my own time, and explained in terms everyone could understand, the modules were short and to the point with very little unneeded information and at a great price too!

Online support staff were amazing, they couldn’t help enough. Messages were sent within 20 minutes and were extremely accurate. The final exam was easy and gave me plenty of time to complete with 30 questions and 30 minutes to answer (although only 10 minutes were needed), after ordering my certificate it was delivered within 48 hours. It looks amazing and the quality is great too.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

Career path

With further qualifications, you could become a legal executive, paralegal or licensed conveyancer.

You could also qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

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Adina asked:

How long will I have to complete the course? Is this certificate recognised by prospective employers?


Hi Adina, There are no time limits, you have lifetime access. The course is IAO approved and CPD certified, both highly recognised throughout the UK.

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