Is This for You?

This diploma is for anyone who wants to pursue a career as a Legal Secretary or Legal Administrator. This particular Legal Secretary Diploma deal with Scots Law and will give you a well-rounded skillset.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 190 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Flexible
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
Diploma
Duration
190 hours or 8 weeks full-time study

About This Diploma

Scotland has its own unique legal system so it follows that anyone working within Scots Law requires dedicated and specific training.

This diploma has been formulated specifically to train those looking to work as a Legal Secretary in Scotland.

With this extensive diploma you will study 11 core courses and then also choose 1 additional elective course of your own preference.

The combination of courses means you will gain solid administration skills through the study of subjects such as Effective Business Communication and Successful Meetings and Minutes. You’ll also study key Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook. There is the option with some of those courses to study them at an expert level if you already have some pre-existing working knowledge of the programs. You’ll then focus on the Legal Secretarial aspect of this diploma and study ‘Legal Secretarial – Scots Law’; which introduces you to the key legal specialisms, processes, procedures, documentation and terminology and ‘Working in the Legal Environment’ which is a CILEx (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) course designed to develop more of an understanding of the workings and structure within legal offices.

As with all our training this diploma is flexible so you can study at a time and place that suits you best.

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Aims and Objectives

The aim of this diploma is to give you all the key skills required to work as a Legal Secretary/Legal Administrator with a particular focus on Scottish Law.

Courses Included

In addition to these core subjects you’ll also study ‘Working in the Legal Environment’ which is a course created by CILEx (Chartered Institute for Legal Executives).

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Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites required before commencing this training.

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: –

Self-Funded:

  • 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

Once you’ve gained your Legal Secretary Diploma and gathered experience in the role, you could look towards furthering your career either by looking at supporting in a different legal specialism or by taking additional training to work towards the role of 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.