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Paralegal Distance Learning Course | Level 4 English Legal System (General Principles of Law)

English Legal System - Single Unit 

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


Course Fees

Single Subjects £475 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £175 followed by three instalments of £100

Full Course £1380 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £360 and six monthly instalments of £170


• All course material

• Assignment and test marking

• Full tutorial support

• Certificate on completion



  • The Nature and Development of English Law: including the nature and functions of the Law; the concept of legal personality, outline of agency and powers of attorney; an awareness of the development of the Common Law and the Writ System; the development of Equity and its role in the law to-day and the effect of the Judicature Acts 1873-75

  • Modern Day Sources of Law: including legislation both primary and delegated; Statutory interpretation,; the doctrine of Judicial Precedent; an awareness of the role of European Community Law

  • Dispute Solving in English Law: including the Court System and structure, Legal Personnel (i.e. The Judiciary, Barristers, Solicitors and Paralegals), composition and jurisdiction of the Civil and Criminal Courts; the Appellate system; Tribunals; Arbitration and Mediation

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the nature and development of English Law

  • Understand the modern day sources of Law

  • Understand how judges interpet and apply the law

  • Understand the composition and jurisdication of Civil and Criminal Courts. 

  • Understand the types of legal personnel

  • Understand the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolutions and options available. 




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.