Is This for You?

This is an essential course if you’re looking to work as a Legal Secretary, Legal Admin Assistant or Paralegal. Having specialist Legal Secretarial qualifications will help boost your career and prove to employers that you’re serious about your career progression.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 14 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre
Training Type
14 hours

About This Course

We have collaborated with CILEx (The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) to enable students to gain a CILEx/City & Guilds Level 2 qualification in Legal Audio Processing. To work in a legal environment as a Legal Secretary or Paralegal, having specialist skills is essential.

In this course you’ll look at six different legal specialisms, including Family Law, Conveyancing and Criminal Litigation and gain an understanding of the documentation that requires to be transcribed in each area. Throughout you’ll be learning the abbreviations and terminology used within the legal environment so you’ll be able to confidently walk into a legal office and be able to start your professional legal administration career with ease.

You can take full advantage of our training centre facilities who will have the audio typing equipment you’ll need to work through this course and all the while, have the benefit of support around if you need it.

When you’ve successfully completed your training, you’ll gain a renowned Pitman Training Certificate and be in the perfect position to progress and take the CILEx/City & Guilds Level 2 Audio Processing Exam.

In this Legal Audio Processing course there are six main modules which work through the different law specialisms, as well as an introduction and reference section.

Introductory Module: Includes documentation to be transcribed including a variety of different legal terminology. 

Module One: Criminal Litigation

Module Two: Family Law

Module Three: Wills and Probate

Module Four: Civil Litigation

Module Five: Conveyancing

Module Six: Corporate Law

Reference Section: includes information on terminology, court structure, abbreviations and more. “

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Aims and Objectives

Legal Audio Processing to teach you an awareness of the work of a legal secretary in different legal departments. It’s also designed to help you gain a prestigious Pitman Training Certificate and also go on and gain a CILEx/City & Guilds Level 2 qualification if desired.


Before starting this course, it would be preferable if you had previous experience of the Microsoft Word program.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

After completion of this course, and with other additional study and experience, you could work towards becoming a certified Legal Secretary. From there you might decide to progress even further and look towards qualifying as a Paralegal.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.