Level 2

Legal Secretary


35 weeks


Rush Green


Sep 2020


Adult 19+



Want to work in law? Study our legal secretarial course and train to become a legal assistant or administrator within a solicitors or barrister office.

This is a very popular course and give you the necessary skills to work as a secretarial role for a solicitor or barrister. You will also be qualified to work as a secretary/administrator in any other area.

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has worked in partnership with City & Guilds to bring you this course.

We offer units in English Legal System and Contract Law. You will learn about the different departments of a solicitors' office and how to do Legal Audio and Legal Text Processing.

You will be assessed via assignments and multiple choice exams.

You will have at least 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English.

If you are joining the course straight from school or college, you will need to provide a reference to show your attendance, punctuality, work ethic and general performance.

We welcome applications from mature students who may not have the relevant GCSEs. Your work experience, enthusiasm and motivation to succeed and to progress will be taken into account.

We have excellent links with a number of leading City law firms. In previous years our students have secured coveted positions at the London office of top international legal practices.

On completion of the course, the majority or our students are offered full-time employment with law firms.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.