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Paralegal Course | Introduction to Law for Paralegals - Level 3

Introduction to Law for Paralegals - Single Unit 

This unit forms part of our Level 3 -  Diploma in Paralegal Practice. It is available to study as a single unit. 


Course Fees

Single Subjects £250 (Incl. VAT) 

Full Course £1190 (Incl. VAT)

Payable by Deposit of £290 and 6 x installments of £150



• All course material

• Assignment and test marking

• Full tutorial support

• Certificate on completion


Unit Description

The aim of the unit is to provide the learner with detailed knowledge of the legal system in England and Wales and the general legal principles of Contract and Tort law. In understanding the law making process; the court structure; the roles of key legal personnel and methods of dispute resolution, the learner will be ready to progress onto a higher level of learning in related substantive law areas.

The learner will understand the roles that can be played by Paralegals in law firms; private companies; local authorities and as a freelance paralegal. In addition, it will provide legal knowledge on dispute resolution and will enable the learner to use and interpret legal language.

The skills developed by the learner include: the ability to identify and use factual, procedural and theoretical understanding to complete tasks and address well defined but complex or non-routine issues; time management to include taking responsibility for initiating and completing tasks; the ability to exercise autonomy and judgement within a given scenario; the ability to use and interpret legal language.

This is a course for learners commencing or aspiring to commence a career in Paralegal Practice and those who work in a legal environment.


Learning Outcomes

  • A thorough understanding of the nature and classification of law in England and Wales

  • A detailed knowledge of how law is made

  • Knowledge and application of understanding of the general legal principles of contract and tort law

  • Knowledge and ability to evaluate the methods of dispute resolution


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

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.

Please Note: The NALP Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Studies is only available in English.