Level 3 Award

The Level 3 Award in Paralegal Practice enables you to gain or strengthen your knowledge of key areas of law.

£450.00

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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.

What's included

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

Entry requirements

One of the following is required or equivalent – if unsure, please contact us or phone 0207 112 8034

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.

Assessment

Assignments can be requested when the learner is ready, and once requested and sent, the Learner 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 the learner may have and give unlimited help and guidance if there is anything that the learner may not fully understand with regard to the material.

Compulsory units

Description
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.

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

Optional 1 units

Description
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.

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

Description
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.

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

Description
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.

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

Description
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.

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

Description
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.

The aim of the unit is to provide the learner with detailed knowledge of key aspects of criminal litigation. The learner will understand the criminal litigation procedure in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court from arrest to trial.

In addition the learner will know the funding mechanisms available for criminal litigation matters. The learner will also understand the professional conduct requirements when dealing with criminal litigation, and the role of a Paralegal in this area of law.

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

Learning Outcomes
Understand police powers in the investigation and detection of crime

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of professional conduct in criminal litigation

Know in detail the classification of criminal offences and the criminal procedure that flows from each

Identify and describe the functions and jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court

Thoroughly understand the mode of trial proceedings

Understand the pre-trial function and procedures for the disclosure of evidence

Understand the scope of funding for criminal matters

Understand the sentencing process

Description
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.

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge to understand how the process of civil litigation is conducted using the areas of debt recovery, personal injury, consumer law and family law (in relation to mediation and ADR) as illustrations.

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

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
Thoroughly understand the concept and scope of civil litigation in England and Wales
Identify and explain how civil actions can be funded
Know how to commence and defend a civil action and apply that knowledge to a given scenario
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to prepare for a trial
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the procedures post trial

Description
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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Description
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.

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

Qualification

Level 3 Award

Compulsory units
  • Introduction to Law for Paralegals
Optional 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