OLD- Level 3 Paralegal Practice
Qualification Synopsis - Level 3 Paralegal Practice - available for enrolment now by Distance Learning
The Level 3 Paralegal Practice qualifications are designed for paralegals, and those who aspire to train to become paralegals and currently work in business administration or secretarial services or within the legal environment, or those who wish to enter into the profession and seek to develop key skills and knowledge such as drafting; negotiating; legal system and knowledge of specialist legal subject areas such as conveyancing or employment law.
Award - £350 (including One Year Affiliate Membership of NALP) Payable by Deposit of £150 and 2 x instalments of £100
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 (see below) plus any other unit to achieve the qualification. enrol now
Progression from an Award to gain a Certificate requires enrolment for a further two units at a cost of £320
Certificate - £670 (including One Year Affiliate Membership of NALP) Payable by Deposit of £270 and 4 x instalments of £100
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. enrol now
Progression from a Certificate to gain a Diploma requires enrolment for a further four units at a cost of £640
Diploma - £990 (including One Year Affiliate Membership of NALP) Payable by Deposit of £290 and 7 x instalments of £100
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. enrol now
Level 3 Single Unit Credit 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.
Unit 30 - Introduction to Law for Paralegals - 5 credits - Mandatory for Award, Certificate and Diploma
Unit 31 - Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals - 7 Credits - Mandatory for Certificate and Diploma
Unit 32 - Wills & Succession for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 33 - Civil Litigation for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 34 - Criminal Litigation for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 35 - Commercial Law for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 36 - Conveyancing for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 37 - Employment Practice for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 38 - Consumer Rights and Remedies for Paralegals - 7 Credits
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.
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.