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Paralegal Distance Learning Course | Wills and Succession for Paralegals - Level 3

Wills and Succession 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 this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge to understand the operation of wills and succession.

In understanding the procedure and practice of Wills and Succession, the learner will be able to effectively assist in Wills and Succession matters in a solicitor’s firm, a paralegal firm or other alternative business structure.

In particular, the role of the Paralegal in taking effective instructions will be particularly useful in the work place.

This unit enables progression on to the NALP Level 4 Wills and Succession Unit, for those learners who wish to offer services in this area of law.

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


Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the formalities of a valid will in English Law 

  • Identify and describe the main elements of drafting a will and use legal terminology appropriately

  • Know the legal principles of revocation or alteration of a will or codicil

  • Understand the law relating to testamentary dispositions and their effect

  • Understand the operation of the statutory rules of Intestacy

  • Understand the role and powers of Personal Representatives

  • Understand the law in relation to grants of representation

  • Understand the provisions of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975 in respect of claims under the terms of a will and under the intestacy rules




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.