Level 3 Paralegal Practice

Our Level 3 Qualifications are fantastic entry level qualifications for those looking to become a paralegal and those with some paralegal experience who are looking to progress their career in the legal sector. It is also applicable to anyone wishing to change careers and would like to test the waters to see if studying law is right for you

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.

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.


You will have a maximum of 2 years to complete the Level 3 Diploma and Certificate and 1 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.

Please also read the Level 3 Guide for Learners and the Level 3 Sample Questions

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Level 3 Diploma
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.
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Level 3 Certificate
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.
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Level 3 Award
The Level 3 Award in Paralegal Practice enables you to gain or strengthen your knowledge of key areas of law.
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L3 Introduction to Law for Paralegals
The Introduction to Law unit is mandatory for the Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma
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L3 Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals
Mandatory for Award, Certificate, and Diploma
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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.
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L3 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.
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L3 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.
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L3 Commercial Law for Paralegals
In this unit, you'll gain a detailed knowledge of aspects of commercial law.
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L3 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.
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L3 Employment Practice for Paralegals - Single Unit
You'll gain in-depth knowledge into contractual relationships and a wider scope of employment law.
L3 C
L3 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.