ACLS Accredited Legal Secretary Diploma – Level 3


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“…As you know, I secured a fantastic role in a Legal 500 top tier IP firm a few weeks into my diploma. Three months in and I am still pinching myself as I cannot believe my luck! Thank you again and may I wish you and all your current (and future) students ongoing success.” H Kopsch. Former Student.

Legal Secretary Diploma London

Background to the Qualification and Course

Souters has provided classroom legal training, in London, continuously since 1988. This Diploma was prepared by our legal professional teaching staff through consultation with leading London legal firms. The result is that we have established a course that is completely up to date and meeting the needs of a modern law firm, through specifically targeting the skills that are needed in the modern Legal Secretarial role.

Legal Secretary Diploma Objective

  • To provide a broad range of legal secretarial skills to ensure a high level of job readiness, on completion.
  • To combine the  MS Office and typing/audio skills with the more specific skills of a legal secretary.
  • To provide an online course which gives a good understanding of the legal system how a legal secretary fits in.
  • To understand the role of a legal secretary within a Law practice in the modern commercial environment. 

Legal Secretary Diploma Format

The Diploma training allows a period of six months to complete. There is an online  Legal Secretarial Course. It is led by a legal professional. This will address theory and practical exercises in Law and explain the structure and operation of Legal Firms. The course is available for start at any time in a specially designed online format unique to Souters. The interactive MS Office Word, Outlook training and typing/audio courses will be provided on a flexi learning online basis. 

Legal Secretary Diploma Content

  • The ACLS Legal Secretary Course – Level 3  – Virtual and online
  • MS Office Word .
  • MS Office Outlook 
  • Touch Typing Training. We can certify your speed if it is already competent.
  • Audio Typing Training


“A quick note of thanks for all your advice, support, superb tutoring, flexibility and opportunity following my decision earlier this year to invest in vocational study to secure a career path for myself. I found the Legal Secretary Diploma interesting and informative, and have been able to confidently build on my secretarial skills and tailor these to the disciplined nature of the legal profession. I am most grateful for being able to accommodate my legal module to incorporate the areas of law”.

Dates and Duration

Legal Secretary Course online on a flexi basis with practical exercises and interactive online modules

Suitable for

This course is suitable for those who are looking to gain their first job in the Legal Industry and can be useful for those working within a law firm who need to update their skills or gain a promotion to a Legal PA or Secretary.

Course Requirements

Good general level of education with good written and spoken English. Pa or secretarial experience is ideal ; if you are new to being a PA or secretary, legal or otherwise, you  may want to consider our fully comprehensive LEGAL PA DIPLOMA

Benefits of the CPD Accredited Legal Secretary Diploma

  • The course has been designed by legal professionals to create a course relevant to current trends.
  • ACLS Accredited Diploma at Level 3 to become a Certified Legal Secretary. The course is taught by an experienced legal professional tutor who will provide both theory and practical exercises.
  • Having good Microsoft Office Skills is essential to a good Legal Secretary; this course provides quality MS Office interactive training/certification in the two programmes  key to Legal Secretarial success.
  • This course also includes typing skills training, which again is a fundamental skill.


Legal Secretarial/PA Diploma from the ACLS on successful completion. This will make you a Certified Legal Secretary of the Association of Certified Legal Secretaries. Microsoft Certification of Word and Outlook is included effectively.