Legal Secretarial - Scots Law

This training course focuses specifically on Scots Law and is essential training for anyone keen to work as a Legal Secretary or Legal Administrator. 


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Is this for you?

Would you like to gain a career working as a Legal Secretary or Legal Administrator? This course will give you an excellent grounding into the key legal specialism and is specifically focussed on Scots Law. 


Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 25 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date


Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



25 hours

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About this course

This course will take around 25 hours to study and you’ll learn the practices and procedures for various legal specialisms such as Conveyancing, Criminal Law and Family Law. 

Through a series of self-paced lessons you’ll look at the different documentation and terminology used in each of the key legal areas. The course can be studied flexibly online or in one of our training centres. 

This professional legal secretary training is most relevant for anyone looking to work in a legal office which deals in Scots Law. 

There are six lessons in this course: 

Lesson One: The legal profession, qualifying as a Solicitor, the Law Society of Scotland, support staff, the legal secretary/administrator role, how laws are made, Scottish court structure, forms of communication legal document layout, financial records. 

Lesson Two: Introduction to criminal law, criminal procedure, attendance notes, statement of accused, witness letter and statement, the trial, the judgement, preparing an invoice. 

Lesson Three: Introduction to wills, preparing a will, a codicil, power of attorney, rules of intestacy, initial writ, grant of confirmation, letter to a beneficiary, executry accounts. 

Lesson Four: Introduction to civil litigation, letter before action, summary cause summons, serving the summons, defences, a record, a motion, court of session. 

Lesson Five: Introduction to family law, basic divorce procedure, instruction form for divorce, initial writ, notice of intention to defend, adjustments, affidavits, child welfare hearings. 

Lesson Six: Introduction to conveyancing, registered title, selling property, stages in a conveyancing transaction, instruction form for sellers, forms used, settlement statement, final completion process. 



Aims and Objectives

This course is designed to help you learn about the different legal departments  and the procedures, legal terminology and documentation used in Scots Law. 



Before you start this course we’d recommend you have a proficient level of Microsoft Word experience and a good standard of written and spoken English. 


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

A career in Legal Administration can be extremely rewarding. There are options to progress your career further by working as Senior Legal Secretary or branch into one of the other legal specialisms. There is also the option to train to work as a Paralegal. 

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Whats 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.

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