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Paralegal Distance Learning Course | Level 4 Criminal Practice (Procedural Law)

Criminal Practice - Single Unit 

This unit forms part of our Level 4 -  Diploma in Paralegal Studies. It is available to study as a single unit. 


Course Fees

Single Subjects £400 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £150 followed by two instalments of £125

Full Course £1420 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £400 and six monthly instalments of £170


• All course material

• Assignment and test marking

• Full tutorial support

• One-year NALP student membership

• Certificate on completion



  • Criminal Court Structure: Preliminary Matters; Police Powers

  • Police Station Interviewing; Commencement.; Legal Aid; Bail; Summary Trial

  • Trial by Indictment: Sentencing; Assisting Counsel/Solicitor advocate at a trial

  • Sanctions: Types of sentences; philosophies of sanctions; Appeal

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the three principle methods of commencing a prosecution
  • Understand what occurs after arrest

  • Understand who can prosecute in a criminal case

  • Public funding in criminal proceedings 

  • Understanding the proceedings stages of cases and court proceedings



Assignments can be requested when the learner is ready, and once requested and sent, the Learner will have a four week period in which to complete the assignment and return by the due date.

Tutors are on hand to answer any queries that the student may have and give unlimited help and guidance if there is anything that the student may not fully understand with regard to the material.

Entry Requirements

One of the following is required or equivalent - if unsure, please contact us 0845 862 7000

NALP Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Paralegal Practice; two A' Levels; an A' Level Law; BTEC National Diploma (NVQ/GNVQ Level 3 or above);
CILEX Level 3 Qualifications; ILSPAs Legal Secretary Diploma

Mature Students Welcome (over 25) without any of the above - please contact us to confirm eligibility.
Non UK: Equivalent Qualifications - please contact us to confirm eligibility


Please Note: The NALP Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies is only available in English.
 If your first language is not English then you must be able to provide evidence that your spoken and written command of the English Language is adequate for the qualification for which you have applied. e.g. IELTS Level 6, GCSE English.