The Importance of Studying a Recognised Qualification

When embarking on a career as a Legal Secretary or advancing your expertise within your role as a Legal Secretary, it will be necessary for you to study a course which provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for the job.

With a wide variety of training organisations providing Legal Secretary courses, it can be confusing to know which is the best one to choose. A good way to come to a decision is to see how recognised the training provider and its courses are. You can take a look on careers websites such as the government’s National Careers Service and UCAS, or browse legal websites such as the Law Society and All About Law. This will give you a really good idea as to how recognised certain qualifications are.

Another good way to find out which qualifications are recognised in the legal industry is by talking to recruitment agencies and law firms directly. They will be able to advise you which courses they value the most.

Not only is it important to study a recognised qualification so that recruiters and employers know the value of what you have studied, but also so that you will be acquiring the knowledge and skills you need from the best source. ILSPA’s courses are highly regarded in the legal industry by law firms and legal recruiters. Many law firms throughout the UK and overseas enrol their Secretaries on our courses, or state that these are essential for entry-level positions.

Being the professional body for Legal Secretaries and PAs, ILSPA provides recognised courses which enable people to advance their careers. We focus on teaching Students about law and legal procedures so that they not only know how to perform certain tasks, but also understand the principles of law behind them. This leads to a holistic way of working, provides greater job satisfaction and leads the way to better prospects.

As well as providing qualifications, ILSPA is recognised for helping our Students and Members throughout their working lives. Our team of experts are passionate about their roles and love helping people with their Legal Secretary careers. We receive regular feedback from Students about how much they have enjoyed our courses and have secured employment in the legal field as a result of qualifying.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about our qualifications, please feel free to contact us. Whether you are currently studying one of our courses or you are thinking about enrolling, we are happy to provide you with any advice you need.