Have any LPs taken an ILEX legal course and was it funded whilst on Income Support?

(7 Posts)
littlemisssarcastic Sun 03-Mar-13 20:09:50

I'd say it was unlikely. Last I heard, DWP would only fund courses where it was of a short duration (preferably 6 months maximum) and led directly to employment rather than more courses IYSWIM, so they would possibly fund a book keeping course, or a literacy/maths course for adult learners, but not a GCSE because a GCSE wouldn't necessarily lead directly into employment and would more than likely lead to further education.

Dededum Wed 27-Feb-13 22:38:24

A legal secretary is quite a skilled job. Other than the secretarial skills, which you would have to train for, there is a lot of lingo, form filling, general filing, fielding client queries. A legal secretary can be paid pretty well.

Also the legal profession is moving more towards computerised systems, case management and solicitors doing their own WP.

Don't see it as a growth area to be honest. If you are looking to retrain - IT / technology would seem a better bet.

AnnoyingOrange Mon 25-Feb-13 17:31:46
Snowme Mon 25-Feb-13 17:30:49

Dull, unskilled jobs, Dededum, hence change of career desired smile

Dededum Mon 25-Feb-13 17:26:27

What did you do before kids?

iwantanafternoonnap Mon 25-Feb-13 17:21:10

I can't help you but just wanted to say good luck. I looked into doing that course but can't afford to change careers.

Hope you manage to get on it and get a job xxx

Snowme Mon 25-Feb-13 13:52:44

As the title says really. After much deliberation on returning to the job market when my youngest starts school this September, I think I'd like to work as a Legal Secretary or train as a Paralegal, but am wondering at this stage where I am still claiming Income Support and not working, if the course fees would be waived or subsidised.

I'll post this on a few different boards to get more responses hopefully.

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