Training Paralegal Professionals

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Level 3 Paralegal Practice

Our Level 3 Diploma is a fantastic entry level qualification for those looking to become a paralegal and those with some paralegal experience who are looking to progress their career in the legal sector.

In this course, you'll develop a key understanding of legal systems in England and Wales and build your knowledge of specialist legal subject areas including conveyancing, employment law, criminal litigation and wills. 

HOW THIS COURSE IS STUDIED

DISTANCE LEARNING

Our Level 3 is a distance learning course, allowing you to work from home in your own time. Great for fitting around full-time work or studies.

All course material is provided on enrolment. Our approach to learning includes case studies and scenarios, allowing you to apply your knowledge and preparing your practical skills to work as a paralegal. 

HOW WILL IT TAKE ME TO COMPLETE?

You will have a maximum of two years to complete the the Level 3 Diploma and Certificate and one year to complete the Level 3 Award  from date of enrolment. Depending on the award level you choose, completing the course can take 3-12 months.

All assignments are based on the Level 3 Qualification Specification which contain the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

COURSE UNITS

Introduction to Law for Paralegals

Mandatory for Award, Certificate and Diploma

In this unit, you'll gain a detailed knowledge of the legal system in England and Wales and the general legal principles of Contract and Tort Law. 

You'll study the law making process, court structure, roles of key legal personnel and methods of dispute. 

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.

Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals

Mandatory for Award, Certificate, and Diploma

The aim of this unit is to understand the paralegal responsibilities in relation to client care. Develop a deep understanding of methods of appropriate professional conduct and be ready to apply client care to any given situation. 

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge to understand their responsibilities in relation to client care. In understanding the methods of appropriate professional conduct; the learner will be ready to apply client care to any given situation.

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

The learner will understand the situations where Paralegals need to act professionally and ethically.


Wills and Succession for Paralegals

Through understanding the procedure and practice of Wills and Succession, you'll be able to effectively assist in Wills and Succession matters in a solicitor's firm or paralegal firm. 

Develop key skills in taking effective instructions. 

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.

Civil Litigation for Paralegals

You'll study how the process of civil litigation is conducted using the areas of debt recovery, personal injury, consumer law and family law as illustrations. 

In understanding how civil actions are commenced, funded and defunded, you will be able to effectively assist in civil litigation cases in practice or provide services to legal departments involved in litigation. 

Criminal Litigation for Paralegals

In this unit, you'll gain detailed knowledge into the key aspects of criminal litigation and criminal litigation procedure in Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court from arrest to trial. 

You'll be able to demonstrate the principles of professional conduct in criminal litigation, through learning key skills and being able to interpret legal language. 

Commercial Law for Paralegals

In this unit, you'll gain a detailed knowledge of aspects of commercial law. You'll understand the business mediums of companies and partnerships and will be able to identify the appropriate business medium in given scenarios.

You'll understand the scope of commercial contracts and contract law, including the concept of confidential information and how to protect it. 

The aim of the unit is to provide the learner with detailed knowledge of aspects of commercial law. The learner will understand the business mediums of companies and partnerships and will be able to identify the appropriate business medium in given scenarios.

The learner will understand the scope of commercial contracts and have a detailed knowledge of contract law. The learner will analyse the concept of confidential information and how to protect it.

The learner will understand the concept and scope of intellectual property and the need for businesses to protect their rights.

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.

Conveyancing for Paralegals

In this unit you'll learn the conveyancing process in England and Wales and be able to apply the knowledge to give scenarios. 

Key practical skills you'll learn will include taking instructions from clients and matters relating to the client interview.

The aim of the unit is to provide the learner with detailed knowledge of the conveyancing procedure.

The learner will understand the conveyancing process in England and Wales and be able to apply that knowledge to given scenarios. In particular, the learner will understand the role of the Paralegal in taking instructions from clients and matters relating to the client interview.

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.

Employment Practice for Paralegals

You'll gain in-depth knowledge into contractual relationships and wider scope of employment law. Develop skills to apply the law in practical situations and understand where paralegals can play a role in employment practice and HR departments. 

The aim of the unit is to provide the learner with detailed knowledge of the conveyancing procedure.

The learner will understand the conveyancing process in England and Wales and be able to apply that knowledge to given scenarios. In particular, the learner will understand the role of the Paralegal in taking instructions from clients and matters relating to the client interview.

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.

Consumer Rights and Remedies for Paralegals

In this unit, you'll gain detailed knowledge of key consumer legislation in England and Wales and the practice of providing initial consumer advice. 

In understanding consumer law and the procedure for providing consumer advice, you'll be ready to progress to a higher level of learning in related substantive law areas. 

The aim of the unit is to provide the learner with detailed knowledge of key consumer legislation in England and Wales and the practice of providing initial consumer advice.

In understanding consumer law and the procedure for providing initial consumer advice, 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 consumer advice centres, 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.


Assessment

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  or phone 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.

What's Included

  • All course material
  • Assignment and test marking
  • Full tutorial support
  • One-year NALP affiliate membership
  • Certificate on completion

DIPLOMA

£1,190

Our Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Practice has a more extensive structure, enabling you to gain the key skills and competencies you will require to become an effective Paralegal. A Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Practice is the benchmark qualification, taking you a step nearer to becoming a Professional Paralegal and applying for Associate membership of NALP.

Learners need to complete mandatory units 30 and 31 plus a further four units to achieve the qualification.

 
Qualifications:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Practice
  • Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Practice
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
  • Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals
  • Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals
Optional Units: (4 units)
  • Wills and Succession for Paralegals
  • Civil Litigation for Paralegals
  • Criminal Litigation for Paralegals
  • Commercial Law for Paralegals
  • Conveyancing for Paralegals
  • Employment Practice for Paralegals
  • Consumer Rights and Remedies for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £1,190
Deposit £290 and 6 instalments of £150 every month.

CERTIFICATE

£770

This is a slightly more extensive qualification than the Level 3 Award; the Level 3 Certificate in Paralegal Practice will enable you to gain a broader knowledge of Paralegal Practice whilst focusing on the specific legal areas that are suitable for your job or intended career.

Learners need to complete mandatory units 30 and 31 plus a further two units to achieve the qualification. 

 
Qualifications:
  • Level 3 Certificate in Paralegal Practice
  • Level 3 Certificate in Paralegal Practice
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
  • Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals
  • Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals
Optional Units: (2 units)
  • Wills and Succession for Paralegals
  • Civil Litigation for Paralegals
  • Criminal Litigation for Paralegals
  • Commercial Law for Paralegals
  • Conveyancing for Paralegals
  • Employment Practice for Paralegals
  • Consumer Rights and Remedies for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £770
Deposit £270 and 5 instalments of £100 every month.

AWARD

£450

The Level 3 Award in Paralegal Practice enables you to gain or strengthen your knowledge of key areas of law, along with the associated skills that are applicable to your job or intended job.

Learners need to complete mandatory unit 30 plus any other unit to achieve the qualification. 

 
Compulsory Units:
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
Optional Units: (1 units)
  • Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals
  • Wills and Succession for Paralegals
  • Civil Litigation for Paralegals
  • Criminal Litigation for Paralegals
  • Commercial Law for Paralegals
  • Conveyancing for Paralegals
  • Employment Practice for Paralegals
  • Consumer Rights and Remedies for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £450
Deposit £150 and 3 instalments of £100 every month.
Single units can be added at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £250
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals
  • Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £250
Single Units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Wills and Succession for Paralegals
  • Wills and Succession for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £250
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Civil Litigation for Paralegals
  • Civil Litigation for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £250
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Criminal Litigation for Paralegals
  • Criminal Litigation for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £250
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Commercial Law for Paralegals
  • Commercial Law for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £250
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Conveyancing for Paralegals
  • Conveyancing for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £250
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Employment Practice for Paralegals
  • Employment Practice for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £250
Single units can be added at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Consumer Rights and Remedies for Paralegals
  • Consumer Rights and Remedies for Paralegals
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £250
Deposit £2 and 2 instalments of £2 every month.
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