Legal Secretary Diploma - Scots Law

With this Diploma you will get a versatile, professional set of skills that will enable you to pursue a career as a Legal Secretary or Legal Administrator within a legal office which practises Scots Law.  

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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


Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



190 hours or 8 weeks full-time study

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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 programmes 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 programmes. 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. 

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).

Audio Transcription Level 1

Audio Transcription is a valuable skill, with applications in many industry sectors. This audio typing course will teach you how to operate audio transcribing equipment and become proficient in document transcription.

alternative Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market a company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

Successful Meetings and Minutes

If you work as a Secretary, Administrator, PA, EA or Office Manager for instance, your role may involve taking notes or minutes at meetings.

alternative Meetings and Minutes Seminar

This one-day tutor-led seminar is one of our most popular seminars ideal for anyone involved in organising meetings and taking notes at those meetings. You'll learn how to prepare ahead of the meeting, how to take effective minutes and work effectively post-meeting to maximise your effectiveness and help manage your time effectively. 


In just 25 hours speeds of 20-40+ words per minute are perfectly achievable, even if you have little prior experience. Comprising 10 lessons, you’ll also receive guidance on ergonomics, technique and accuracy.

alternative Typaz Professional

For those needing high proficiency at touch-typing and keyboard skills. The course takes up to 42 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

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. 



Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. In Part 1, you will learn how to use the core features of Excel, such as how to create and format worksheets, use functions, create formulas, and more. In Part 2, you will learn intermediate and advanced-level features of the Microsoft Excel application, such as how to create and edit charts, sort and filter data, use advanced formulas, and more.


Our Microsoft Word course is designed to provide you with the essential skills you will need to be proficient in Word, in a work environment, in as short a time as possible. 


This flexible study Outlook course takes you through everything you need to use this popular email system as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments, to tasks and folders.

Word Expert

In this course, you will learn advanced-level features of Microsoft Word, such as templates, document protection, Track Changes, forms, macros, and more.

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose one additional elective course. Below is a list of recommended courses but there is a wider list available. Please speak to a Course Advisor for full details of how best to tailor this Diploma to your requirements.

Health and Safety Essentials

This is a flexible study course, so you’ll have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely accessible and useful health and safety course.


Our SpeedWriting course is a new way to learn the BakerWrite™ SpeedWriting system in just six hours. It will help you accurately record the spoken word, to speeds over 40 wpm.


Our comprehensive PowerPoint training course will help you get to grips with this popular presentation software. Learning with us will teach you how to produce exciting presentations for effective communication in business.


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: - 



  • 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. 

Additional Information

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Pitman Training Aberdeen, 469 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DB
Pitman Training Edinburgh, 4 Queen Street, First Floor, Buzzer 12, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE
Pitman Training Glasgow 1st Floor 82 Union Street Glasgow, G1 3QS

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