L3 Certificate for Paralegal Technicians


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Ideal if you’re making your first steps into a Paralegal career or you want to strengthen your knowledge of the English legal system.

Formed of four mandatory units, this Level 3 Certificate will give you a good understanding of English Civil Law and a detailed knowledge of the legal system in England and Wales.

What's included

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

Entry requirements

This qualification is 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 (equivalent to a Level 2/3 in English such as a GCSE grade 4/5 (old grade C), etc.). As a NALP training centre, we are required to ensure that learners who undertake these programmes have sufficient capability at the right level to be suitable to undertake a Level 3 assessment.


The NALP Level 3 Certificate for Paralegal Technicians is assessed via multiple choice question papers, which are undertaken monthly at pre-arranged dates/times, and written assignments which are undertaken on demand by the learner as they complete each unit of study.

The multiple-choice papers will be completed over a secure service on pre-arranged dates, usually the last Friday of each month. You will be provided with full details.

You will have two weeks to complete the written assignment elements of the assessment. These will be supplied when requested and must be completed and uploaded to a secure portal within two weeks. Again, all details will be provided.

Compulsory units

This unit will give you an understanding of the civil and criminal litigation process.

You will be given a clear understanding of the law of contract in England and Wales in this unit.

This unit will give you a clear knowledge of the responsibilities of paralegals in a professional setting including their ethical and codes of conduct duties.

In this unit, you’ll gain a detailed knowledge of the legal system in England and Wales


Level 3 Certificate for Paralegal Technicians

Compulsory units
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
  • Introduction to Professional Conduct for Paralegals
  • Introduction to Law of Contract for Paralegals
  • Introduction to Litigation and Dispute Resolution for Paralegals
Study type
Online learning