L3 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 qualification is to provide you with the knowledge to understand the operation of wills and succession.

In understanding the procedure and practice of Wills and Succession, you 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 qualification enables progression on to the NALP Level 4 Wills and Succession Qualification, for those learners who wish to offer services in this area of law.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the formalities of a valid will in English Law and the exception provided for Soldiers, Airman and Sailors.
  • 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.

What's included

Entry requirements

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 the Level 3 assessment.

Please Note: The NALP Level 3 Qualifications are only available in English.


Assignments can be requested when you are ready, and once requested and sent, you will have a 4 week period in which to complete the assignment and return by the due date.

Tutors are on hand to answer any queries that you may have and give unlimited help and guidance if there is anything that you may not fully understand with regard to the material.


This is a single unit qualification

Compulsory units
Study type
Distance learning