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Legal Secretary Diploma

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Course Description:

An experienced Legal Secretary can earn up to £45,000 a year!

With a well-recognised qualification you can kick start a successful career with plenty of room for progression.

Legal secretaries provide administrative support for lawyers and legal executives. Once you have some experience you could become a senior secretary, PA or office manager in a larger firm. You could also go on to further study to become a legal executive or paralegal. In addition, you could also work towards training to be a solicitor or barrister. As you can see, this is an exciting career with room for progression.

A Legal Secretary can work for local authorities, estate agents, the police, or law courts. The daily duties of a Legal Secretary include: preparing legal documents, court forms and statements, diary management, accompanying solicitors to court or police stations, general admin, handling confidential documents and keeping records.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English and basic IT knowledge
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

What skills will I gain?

Candidates will learn:

  • Legal English and grammar to a high standard
  • Basic legal principles
  • Extensive knowledge of the English courts
  • Legal document production
  • How to manage data, keep records and file to a high standard
  • How to book appointments and arrange interviews
  • How to provide excellent customer service
  • About human rights and police and state powers
  • How to handle social media in a professional manner

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone hoping to become a Legal Secretary
  • Anyone who has some work experience and hopes to get qualified

How will I be assessed?

  • At the end of the course learners will take an online multiple choice question assessment test. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.
  • Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a free e-certificate, and only need to pay £19 for your printed certificate.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Legal Secretary Diploma. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What careers could I get?

With this diploma, you are able to fulfil various roles, such as:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Executive
  • Senior Secretary
  • PA
  • Office Manager
  • Paralegal

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Learners who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Diploma in Legal Secretary by CPD and iAP.


Learners who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Diploma in Legal Secretary by CPD and iAP.


Course Curriculum Total Units : 64
1. Introduction into legal English
Introduction into legal English
2. Basic legal Principles
Basic legal Principles
3. The English legal System
The English legal System
4. The sources of law
The sources of law
5. The English courts
The English courts
6. Reading comprehension
Reading comprehension
7. Logical reasoning
Logical reasoning
8. Formal logic
Formal logic
9. Legal writing
Legal writing
10. English contracts
English contracts
11. Grammar for law
Grammar for law
12. Course Introduction-English Legal System
Course Introduction-English Legal System
13. General Legal Contract
General Legal Contract
14. Development of English Legal System
Development of English Legal System
15. Contract Law
Contract Law
16. Civil, Criminal and European Law
Civil, Criminal and European Law
17. Legal Writing – Part II
Legal Writing – Part II
18. Legal Skills
Legal Skills
19. Human Rights
Human Rights
20. Police and State Powers
Police and State Powers
21. Diary Management
Diary Management
Diary and Time Management with Outlook
22. Business Reports and Letter Writing
Business Writing Skills
Introduction to Business Report Writing
Exploring Reports
How to Prepare for Writing
Exercise Files: Business Report Writing
23. E-mails Writing Tips.
Introduction to Effective Email Writing
Writing Email Messages
Email Manners
24. Handling Confidential Documents
Handling Confidential Documents
25. Successful Meeting Minutes
Taking Minutes
26. Note Taking
Note Taking
Exercise Files: Note Taking
27. Documents proofreading
Document Proofreading
28. Data Management, Record Keeping and Filing
Data Management & Record Keeping
29. Appointment Booking and Arranging Interviews
Appointment Booking and Arrange an Interview
30. Delivering Postal Mail
Delivering Postal Mail
31. Dictating
32. Customer Service and Telephone Handling Skills
Customer Service Basics Over the Phone
Get the facts- ask the right questions
Discuss Solutions- learning to listen
Dealing with difficult customers
Developing Inbound & Outbound Telephone Skills
Hot Telephone Tips
33. Organising a Meeting
Organising a Meeting
Exercise Files: Organising Meeting
34. Event Planning
Event Planning Essentials
35. Arrange Business Travel & Accommodation
Arranging Business Travel and Accommodation
36. Tips for Speed Reading
Tips for Speed Reading
37. Time Management
Introduction to Time Management
Fundamentals of Productivity
How to Use Your Calendar Effectively
Setting up Priorities and Schedule
Timer Budgeting
Exercise Files: Time Management
38. Confidence Building
Confidence Building
39. Motivating Employees
Motivating Employees
40. Bookkeeping
Introduction to Accounting
Financial & Managerial Accounting
41. Social Media for Personal & Professional Development
Social Media for Personal and Professional Development
Mock Exam
Mock Exam: Legal Secretary Training
Final Exam
Final Exam: Legal Secretary Training
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