Is This for You?

If you’re looking to work in a Legal office as a Legal Secretary or Assistant, this course will enable you to prove to employers that you have reputable and professional training focused specifically on the Legal environment.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 22 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
Around 20 to 22 hours

About This Course

This Legal Text Processing course has been created by CILEx (The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) for those of you seeking to start your career in a legal office as a Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant or Paralegal.

The course, which can be studied from home or work, will introduce you to the various forms of documentation, terminology and processes associated with six different legal specialisms such as Family Law, Criminal Litigation and Conveyancing.

Working in a Legal environment means it’s vital you can prove you have comprehensive and accurate skills. Legal employers highly value professional, qualified legal secretarial training, and this fantastic self-study course offers you an excellent opportunity to go on and obtain a Level 2 CILEx/City & Guilds Text Processing Qualification.

Over the course of six modules you’ll learn terminology and documentation associated with six different legal specialisms.

The course is structured as follows:


Module 1 – Criminal Litigation

Module 2 – Family Law

Module 3 – Wills and Probate

Module 4 – Civil Litigation

Module 5 – Conveyancing

Module 6 – Corporate Law

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Aims and Objectives

This course has been designed for those looking for a Career as a Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant or Paralegal. On successful completion of the course, you will gain a prestigious Pitman Training Certificate and you’ll also be well placed to go on and take the CILEx/City & Guilds Level 2 Text Processing Exam.


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

This course will give you experience on the sort of documentation a Legal Secretary might be asked to process. Great experience if you’re keen to work in this specific type of administration role. From here you could progress your career in the legal field by looking at Paralegal qualifications.

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.