ACLS Legal PA Diploma – Online training and live virtual classroom


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The Legal PA Diploma combines our ACLS Accredited Legal Secretary Course with the CPD Accredited Secretary PA Diploma, into one Diploma, giving you the best of both worlds and multiplying your opportunity to gain a rewarding job. This complete mix of skills represents the Level 4 qualification of the ACLS.

Legal PA Courses London


  • To provide a comprehensive legal secretarial/PA training program
  • To provide a range of Souters’ Secretarial/PA training combined with our Legal Secretarial training, Microsoft Office and Typing training
  • Boost students’ career options
  • Gain a professional qualification
  • Gain an ACLS Accredited Certification as a Certified Legal PA

Legal PA Diploma

Course Format

  • The online Legal Secretarial Course can be taken either full-time or part-time with practical exercises and assessment.
  • The  PA/ Secretary Course element is either full-time or part-time and has a mix of live virtual  tuition format, with practical exercises and an assessment. This course is delivered in a live virtual classroom, but online options are available.
  • The online MS Office and Typing Courses can be completed in 6 months and end with a final assessment in each unit. This is delivered using an online interactive training system provided by a Microsoft Academy.

Accredited Legal PA Training

Course Content

 The Diploma components are:

1. Souters’ Secretary PA Diploma

  • Job functions of a PA/Secretary
  • Diary Management
  • Business Letter Writing foundation
  • CV Development
  • Composing Faxes, Memorandums and E-mails
  • Telephone skills
  • Making Travel/Hotel Arrangements
  • Filing Systems
  • Time Management
  • Invoicing/Petty cash
  • Client Care
  • Complaint Handling
  • Work Planning
  • Document Presentation and proofreading
  • Confidence building
  • Typing and audio skills to proficient level or further if you already touch type
  • Organising meetings

2. Legal Secretary Course

  • The work of a Legal Secretary
  • Barristers v Solicitors
  • Magic Circle v High Street Firms
  • Introduction to Law – The background and history of Law.
  • Legal Word Processing + Introduction to Layout of Templates – main documentation within departments
  • Criminal Litigation all main processes (e.g. Witness Statements, Police + CPS + Courts and Procedure).
  • Preparation of Legal Documents
  • Civil Litigation – all main processes (e.g. Claim Form & Particulars of Claim , Defences etc.)
  • Business Law- all main processes (e.g. Companies House online filing + explanation of Contract templates and precedents)
  • Family Law all main processes (e.g. Divorce Petitions + Wills and Probate etc.)
  • Audio Transcription
  • Text production

3. MS Word

4. MS Outlook 

5. MS PowerPoint 

6. Typing and audio training

7. Specialised legal audio transcription

Additional Info

  • Instalment payments are possible

Dates and Duration

We advise that learners should either start the Secretary PA module or the Microsoft Office modules first. Microsoft Office can be started on any date and Secretary PA start dates can be found on the course schedule: CLICK HERE.

Course Requirements

  • A good level of secondary education or higher is ideal
  • There are no specific requirements
  • If you have doubts, please contact our office (  about your suitability.


  • Main segment of the course is taught by expert tutors in live virtual classrooms
  • ACLS Certification is issued as a Certified Legal PA on completion
  • CV and Job options are boosted with an ACLS and CPD Accredited qualification
  • Professional qualifications gained, you will become a certified Legal PA of the ACLS.
  • Accredited Certificates as a Legal PA, Legal Secretary, Secretary/PA, Microsoft Office and Typing available
  • Our centre is a Microsoft Certified Academy, so we can offer a widely recognised Certification in Microsoft Office
  • Our Courses have live tuition with experienced and qualified tutors using theory and practical exercise, which will ensure job readiness