Legal Secretary Diploma with CILEx Level 2 Qualification

This diploma combines the high quality, professional training you come to expect from Pitman Training with specialist course materials from the renowned CILEx (The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives).

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Is this for you?

This Diploma has been designed to help you if you wish to start a new career as a Legal Secretary, Legal Administrative Assistant or Paralegal. 

It’s also an excellent route if you’re looking to gain a Level 2 CILEx Legal Secretary qualification. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 230 CPD points upon successful completion

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230 hours or 9 weeks full-time study

About this diploma

Our Legal Secretary Diploma with CILEx* Level 2 Qualification combines the high quality, professional training you come to expect from Pitman Training with specialist course materials from the renowned CILEx (The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives). 

If you would like to work in a Legal office as a Legal Secretary, Legal Admin Assistant or Paralegal, this Diploma will give you a well-rounded skillset to enable you to confidently handle the specialist and varied workload you’ll have. 

You’ll cover specialist Legal Secretary subjects; including Working in a Legal Environment, where you’ll learn the legislation, regulations and procedures that apply in a legal and business environment. You’ll also learn a broad range of professional office skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Effective Business Communication

This diploma can be studied in any of our centres and many of the subjects are accessible via our distance learning platform, meaning you can combine your studies with existing home and work obligations. 


Once you’ve successfully completed your training and received your Pitman Training Diploma, you’ll be in the perfect position to go on and gain a Level 2 CILEx Legal Secretary Qualification*. 



* Please note CILEx exams are optional. All exam fees for this qualification are charged separately

Aims and Objectives

On top of the broad office skills that you’ll learn with this diploma, you’ll gain knowledge of the workings of a legal office and so be able to confidently impress employers with your specialist training. You'll also be in the perfect position to undertake the CILEx Level 2 examination* if required. 

* Subject to successfully achieving the relevant units. Please note CILEx exams are optional. All exam fees for this qualification are charged separately.

Courses Included


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. 

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For those needing high proficiency at touch-typing and keyboard skills. The course lasts up to 40 hours and includes the alpha-numeric keys and high-end learning materials.

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. 


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. 

Word Expert

This training course in Microsoft Word will propel your Word skills forward to an advanced level. Over several lessons, you’ll become confident in a range of Word’s more sophisticated features. 


Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level.

Over 10 self-paced lessons you’ll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.

alternative Excel Expert

Our Excel Expert level course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use this popular spreadsheet programme to an advanced level. You will study a series of self-paced lessons you’ll learn how to perform tasks such as conditional formatting, recording and running macros, working with pivot tables and using statistical functions.


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.

Audio Transcription Level 1

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


Successful Meetings and Minutes

Taking clear and accurate minutes is a core task for any office admin, secretarial or PA job. This course will teach you all of the skills and techniques you need to take the stress out of minute taking. 

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. 

Elective Courses


An understanding of how to utilise Microsoft Access to its best is a highly worthwhile skill to have at your command. This is a popular database application that is widely used across many employment sectors.


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.


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.

Health and Safety Essentials

Unlike many other health and safety training courses this is a flexible study course so you have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely simple and useful health and safety course.


There are no pre-requisites required for this training programme. 

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*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

This is a great high-level qualification to enable you to have a rewarding career as a Legal Secretary. If you find this really suits your aspirations, why not look at training as a Paralegal? 

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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.

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