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Paralegal Practice - Level 3 

Distance Learning Course

Who should enrol?

The Level 3 Paralegal Practice qualifications are designed for paralegals and those who aspire to become a paralegal. 

Ideal for you if you currently work in business administration or secretarial services or work within the legal environment and would like to develop your skills and further your career. 

Fantastic for school or 6th form leavers who'd like to start a career in the legal sector. 

 

Course Synopsis

During this course, you'll develop key skills and knowlegde in drafting; negotiating; legal system and knowledge of specialist legal subject areas such as conveyancing or employment law.

Choose from 3 different qualifications to suit your budget and available time to study. Or just choose to study single units. 

You can always progress your qualification if you choose. 

 

What You'll Study 

Unit 30 Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Mandatory for Award, Certificate and Diploma

 

 

Unit 31 Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals

Mandatory for Award, Certificate, and Diploma

 

Award: £350

  • Payable by Deposit of £150 and 2 x installments of £100
  • Includes One Year Affiliate Membership of NALP 

The Level 3 Award in Paralegal Practice enables you to gain or strengthen your knowledge of key areas of law, along with the associated skills that are applicable to your job or intended job.

Learners need to complete mandatory unit 30 plus any other unit to achieve the qualification. 

 

 

Progression from an Award to gain a Certificate requires enrolment for a further two units at a cost of £320.

 

Certificate - £670

  • Payable by Deposit of £270 and 4 x installments of £100
  • Includes One Year Affiliate Membership of NALP 

This is a slightly more extensive qualification; the Level 3 Certificate in Paralegal Practice will enable you to gain a broader knowledge of Paralegal Practice whilst focusing on the specific legal areas that are suitable for your job or intended career.

Learners need to complete mandatory units 30 and 31 plus a further two units to achieve the qualification. 

 

 

Progression from a Certificate to gain a Diploma requires enrolment for a further four units at a cost of £640

 

Diploma: £990

  • Payable by Deposit of £290 and 7 x installments of £100
  • Includes One Year Affiliate Membership of NALP

Our Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Practice has a more extensive structure, enabling you to gain the key skills and competencies you will require to become an effective Paralegal. A Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Practice is the benchmark qualification, taking you a step nearer to becoming a Professional Paralegal and applying for Associate membership of NALP.

Learners need to complete mandatory units 30 and 31 plus a further four units to achieve the qualification.

 

 

Level 3 Single Unit Awards: £200

Any single unit can be taken on its own but this is not a full qualification. A certificate of credit will be awarded to a successful candidate.

 

 

Rationale

These qualifications are designed to be offered to learners from the age of 16, although in practice the majority of learners are likely to be over 18.

NALP does not specify entry requirements other than that a reasonable standard of written English is required. However Centres delivering this course are required to ensure that learners who undertake these programmes have sufficient capability at the right level to be suitable to undertake Level 3 assessment.

 

Progression

The Level 3 qualifications in Paralegal Practice provide for opportunities to progress to other qualifications at the same or higher levels such as the NALP Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies. This qualification supports learners in meeting the requirements of the National Occupational Standards for Paralegals..

 

Ready to Enrol?

Please ensure you've read through all the documentation for this course

Assignment Guide for Distance Learners

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Level 3 Qualification Specification

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Sample Questions for the Level 3 Qualifications

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Full Unit Descriptions

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