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Paralegal Qualification | Level 7 Criminal Practice

Criminal Practice

This unit forms part of our Level 7 - Postgraduate Diploma Qualification in Paralegal Practice. 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 £1660 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £460 and six monthly instalments of £200


• All course material

• Assignment and test marking

• Full tutorial support

• Certificate on completion


Assessment is continuous by assignment. 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. Assignments are marked and graded either with a pass (45 - 64%), merit (65 - 79%) and distinction (80-100%).

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.

Please note: Legal Skills will be integrated into the assignments.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of the Police
  • Critically evaluate and analyse the role and powers of the Police in relation to arrest, detention and search
  • Understand the criminal court process
  •  Critically evaluate the criminal process from commencement to resolution
  • Critically evaluate how to advise a client in a given scenario relating to a criminal proceeding


Criminal Court Structure

  • Preliminary Matters
  • Powers of the Police
  • The Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • The methods of commencing proceedings
  • After Arrest; Public Funding in Criminal Proceedings
  • Bail

Summary Trial

  • Trial by Indictment: Sentencing;
  • Appeal



Entry Requirements

One of the following is required or equivalent - if unsure, please contact us 0845 862 7000
UK Graduates require either an LL.B, BA LAW or CPE/GDL which has successfully been completed within the last 7 years. However, if a degree has been attained prior to this, then consideration may be given subject to the applicant's level of experience since attaining their degree. Please contact NALP to discuss eligibility.
Graduates who have gained their LLB oustide of the UK should have studied The English Legal System as part of their undergraduate course and provide evidence of this on applying for the the Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice.
If you are a non UK law Graduate and have NOT studied the English Legal System, you have the option of studying Part 1 of the Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies: General Principals of Law before commencing this course. NB you also require evidence of English Language proficiency at IELTS Level 6 or equivalent