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Paralegal Qualifications | Level 3 - Paralegal Practice

 

 

 

Our Level 3 Diploma is a fantastic entry level qualification for those looking to become a paralegal and those with some paralegal experience who are looking to progress their career in the legal sector.

 

In this course, you'll develop a key understanding of legal systems in England and Wales and build your knowledge of specialist legal subject areas including conveyancing, employment law, criminal litigation and wills. 

WHO SHOULD ENROL?

Perfect for those who currently work in business administration, secretarial services or work within the legal environment and would like to develop skills to further your career.

 

We have many school and 6th form leavers enrol as an alternative to university! 

 

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY 

 

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Mandatory for Award, Certificate and Diploma

In this unit, you'll gain a detailed knowledge of the legal system in England and Wales and the general legal principles of Contract and Tort Law. 

You'll study the law making process, court structure, roles of key legal personnel and methods of dispute. 

 

Civil Litigation for Paralegals 

You'll study how the process of civil litigation is conducted using the areas of debt recovery, personal injury, consumer law and family law as illustrations. 

In understanding how civil actions are commenced, funded and defunded, you will be able to effectively assist in civil litigation cases in practice or provide services to legal departments involved in litigation. 

 

 

Conveyancing for Paralegals 

In this unit you'll learn the conveyancing process in England and Wales and be able to apply the knowledge to give scenarios. 

Key practical skills you'll learn will include taking instructions from clients and matters relating to the client interview.

Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals

Mandatory for Award, Certificate, and Diploma

The aim of this unit is to understand the paralegal responsibilities in relation to client care. Develop a deep understanding of methods of appropriate professional conduct and be ready to apply client care to any given situation. 

 

Criminal Litigation for Paralegals 

In this unit, you'll gain detailed knowledge into the key aspects of criminal litigation and criminal litigation procedure in Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court from arrest to trial. 

You'll be able to demonstrate the principles of professional conduct in criminal litigation, through learning key skills and being able to interpret legal language. 

 

 

Employment Practice for Paralegals 

You'll gain in-depth knowledge into contractual relationships and wider scope of employment law. Develop skills to apply the law in practical situations and understand where paralegals can play a role in employment practice and HR departments. 

Wills & Succession for Paralegals 

Through understanding the procedure and practice of Wills and Succession, you'll be able to effectively assist in Wills and Succession matters in a solicitor's firm or paralegal firm. 

Develop key skills in taking effective instructions. 

 

Commercial Law for Paralegals 

In this unit, you'll gain a detailed knowledge of aspects of commercial law. You'll understand the business mediums of companies and partnerships and will be able to identify the appropriate business medium in given scenarios.

You'll understand the scope of commercial contracts and contract law, including the concept of confidential information and how to protect it. 

 

Consumer Rights and Remedies for Paralegals 

In this unit, you'll gain detailed knowledge of key consumer legislation in England and Wales and the practice of providing initial consumer advice. 

In understanding consumer law and the procedure for providing consumer advice, you'll be ready to progress to a higher level of learning in related substantive law areas. 

 

 

 

Alternative Training Pathway to a Legal Career

NALPs qualifications are regulated and accredited by Ofqual. You'll receive the highest standard training that combines the academic and practical skills required to work within the legal sector.

HOW THIS COURSE IS STUDIED

DISTANCE LEARNING

Our Level 3 is a distance learning course, allowing you to work from home in your own time. Great for fitting around full-time work or studies.

 

All course material is provided on enrolment. Our approach to learning includes case studies and scenarios, allowing you to apply your knowledge and preparing your practical skills to work as a paralegal. 

 

HOW WILL IT TAKE ME TO COMPLETE?

You will have a maximum of two years to complete the course from date of enrolment. Depending on the award level you choose, completing the course can take 3-12 months. 

 

 

 


COURSE FEES

Our Level 3 Qualification is available in 4 different levels of qualifications, you can choose to progress your qualification at any time. 

 

AWARD £350

  • 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. 

 INTEREST-FREE INSTALMENTS AVAILABLE

Pay a deposit of £150 today, followed by monthly payments of £100 for 2 months.  

 

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


CERTIFICATE £670

  • 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. 

 INTEREST-FREE INSTALMENTS AVAILABLE

Pay a deposit of £270 today, followed by monthly payments of £100 for 4 months.  

 

Progression from a Certificate to gain a Diploma requires enrolment for a further four units at a cost of £320


DIPLOMA £990

  • 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.

 INTEREST-FREE INSTALMENTS AVAILABLE

Pay a deposit of £290 today, followed by monthly payments of £100 for 7 months.  

 


SINGLE UNITS £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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