Training Paralegal Professionals

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Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice

NALP's Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Paralegal Practice is a nationally recognised qualification, regulated and accredited by Ofqual.

This course is designed to bridge the gap between an academic degree and the practical, procedural knowledge and skills necessary to be able to function effectively as a Paralegal Practitioner and possibly apply for Licenced Paralegal Status.

Our Diploma is a distance learning course, allowing you to learn from home in your own time, around current work commitments or studies. 

UNITS

The course is broken down into six units, developed to give you an in-depth understanding and practical skills required to work as a paralegal.

All six units must be successfully completed to gain the Level 7 Diploma.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

The full course will take approximately 4-6 months to complete and must be completed within 2 years from the date of enrolment.

All assignments are based on the Qualification Specification containing Learning Outcomes and assessment Criteria.

COURSE UNITS

Civil Litigation

Through case studies and scenarios you'll carefully examine and analyse the civil litigation procedure. You'll learn the practical skills required to assist and advise clients on Civil Court Proceedings. You'll be able to apply Civil Procedure Rules to all aspects of the procedure and identify certain areas of procedure where the case may not follow the normal track. 

  • Pre-action procedure:
  • Pre-action considerations
  • Pre-action steps
  • Evidence
  • Commencing proceedings
  • Commencing a Claim
  • From issue of a claim to trial
  • Preparation for the hearing
  • Forms of Judgment
  • Enforcement of Judgments;
  • Costs

Criminal Practice

In this unit you'll gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of criminal litigation. Through practical skills learned, you'll apply this to a given scenario. From taking instruction from the client, advising them throughout the process, assisting them in trial and once matters have been concluded. 

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

Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Disputes

You'll carefully examine and analyse the procedure relationship to family matters including marriage, annulment, divorce, civil partnership and orders affecting children. Learning via scenarios you'll be able to assist and advise clients on various procedures and apply Family Procedure Rules. 

Introduction to the principles of marriage and Civil Partnerships:

  • Marriage defined
  • Null, void and voidable marriages
  • Capacity to enter into civil partnerships
  • void and voidable civil partnerships
  • Grounds for Divorce and Dissolution of a Civil Partnership

Divorce procedure:

  • Ancillary Relief
  • Domestic Proceedings and Orders in the Magistrates Court
  • Procedure on dissolution of a Civil Partnership
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Conveyancing

You'll develop the practical skills to be able to carefully examine and analyse the procedure relating to buying and selling a freehold and leasehold property. 

You'll learn how to apply the Law of Property Act 1925, Land Registration Act 1925 and Land Registration Act 2002. 

  • Overview of Property Law
  • Overview of steps in a Conveyancing Transaction
  • Conveyancing terminology;
  • Pre-Contract stage
  • Exchange of contracts
  • Post contract / pre-completion: Completion
  • Post completion: Leaseholds: Possessory Title

Succession

In this unit you'll learn the practical skills to be able to evaluate the information to a complex case relating to inheritance of property after death, critically assess, explain and justify the appropriate procedures and advice given to clients at each stage of the case. 

You'll be able to apply the Wills Act 1837, the Administration of Estates Act 1925 and other legislation.

  • Introduction to the principles of succession
  • Wills
  • Formalities: Family provision, testacy and intestacy
  • Personal representatives
  • Grants of representations
  • The procedure in administering an estate

Corporate & Business Structures

The Law relating to business structures including companies and partnerships

Assessment

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.

Entry Requirements

One of the following is required or equivalent - if unsure, please contact us  or phone 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 outside 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

What's Included

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

This course is designed to bridge the gap between an academic degree and the practical, procedural knowledge and skills necessary to be able to function effectively as a Paralegal Practitioner.

 
Qualifications:
  • Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice
  • Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Practice
  • Criminal Practice
  • Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Disputes
  • Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Disputes
  • Conveyancing
  • Conveyancing
  • Succession
  • Succession
  • Corporate & Business Structures
  • Corporate & Business Structures
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £1,660
Deposit £460 and 6 instalments of £200 every month.
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £475
Deposit £175 and 3 instalments of £100 every month.
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Criminal Practice
  • Criminal Practice
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £475
Deposit £175 and 3 instalments of £100 every month.
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Disputes
  • Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Disputes
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £475
Deposit £175 and 3 instalments of £100 every month.
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Conveyancing
  • Conveyancing
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £475
Deposit £175 and 3 instalments of £100 every month.
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Succession
  • Succession
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £475
Deposit £175 and 3 instalments of £100 every month.
Single units can be taken at any time
 
Compulsory Units:
  • Corporate & Business Structures
  • Corporate & Business Structures
 
Study Type:
Distance Learning
Price Options:
Pay in full £475
Deposit £175 and 3 instalments of £100 every month.
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