Paralegal Training Pathway

Your paralegal training and career starts here!

Our courses are designed to suit your level of experience.

Course fees include: All course materials, one year membership of NALP (although this is dependent on when you enrol since membership is renewed quarterly eg 1st February, 1st May, 1st August and 1st November) and must be renewed annually while continuing your studies, assignment marking for one year, full tutorial support, and certificate/diploma on completion (if applicable).

Course fees exclude: registration fee for the PPR - see the PPR website. You will be sent information regarding this in your 'welcome' letter once you have enrolled.

Course fees: are payable in full, or by a deposit and Interest-free monthly instalments!

All courses below are by distance-learning (home study) unless otherwise stated. Course material is sent by email in pdf format. There are no examinations! Students are assessed through a series of assignments.

View the appropriate Paralegal Course for you:


The Level 3 Paralegal Practice qualifications are designed for school leavers, those who have aspirations to become paralegals and are currently work in business administration or secretarial services or who are already working within the legal environment, or those who wish to enter 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.

Level 3 Award in Paralegal Practice - 1 mandatory unit + 1 other unit

Level 3 Certificate in Paralegal Practice - 2 mandatory units + 2 other units

Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Practice - 2 mandatory units + 4 other units

Level 3 Unit Descriptions

Level 3 Single Unit Credit Awards - 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.

Royal Courts of Justice Tour - a guided tour around the RCJ, Middle Temple and Inner Temple (where barrister's chambers are located)


The Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies - ideal for post A'Level School Leavers, Career Changers, Legal Support Staff, Qualified Foreign Lawyers and anyone who may already have a little knowledge of the English Legal System.

Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies

This course is divided into 2 modules:

Module One: General Principles of Law

Module Two: Procedural Law. Each module can be purchased individually.
*This course is also delivered by a participating college as a part-time class attendance course.

Professional Legal Skills

Learn Drafting and Negotiating by distance learning at a cost of £99 each for non members or £85 if you are already a NALP member.  NB. Only Drafting and Negotiating Skills are available by distance learning. For further information click here

Royal Courts of Justice Tour - a guided tour around the RCJ, Middle Temple and Inner Temple (where barrister's chambers are located)


LLB Undergraduates

Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice (through NALP Training)

Joint diploma scheme with participating universities. Registration fee £220 - please contact your University to ascertain if they are participating in this scheme. Registration to this scheme offers you the opportunity to gain an extra diploma through NALP Training on graduation, provided you choose the appropriate options agreed by NALP with the University.

Paralegal Practical Skills Course (through AH Paralegal Training)

This course gives you an insight into how to perform some paralegal tasks and is designed to encourage you to work as freelance paralegals. It will complement what you are studying on your undergraduate course.

Royal Courts of Justice Tour - a guided tour around the RCJ, Middle Temple and Inner Temple (where barrister's chambers are located)

Professional Legal Skills

Learn Drafting and Negotiating by distance learning at a cost of £99 each for non members or £85 if you are already a NALP member.   NB. Only Drafting and Negotiating Skills are available by distance learning. For further information click here


LLB Graduates

Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice (PPC)

Procedural Law qualification for paralegals (the Professional Qualification for Paralegal Practitioners).

Suitable for all

Paralegal Practical Skills Course (through AH Paralegal Training)

This course gives you an insight into how to perform some paralegal tasks and is designed to encourage you to work as freelance paralegals. It will complement what you are studying on your undergraduate course.


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