Joint Diploma Programme

NPC is currently in partnership with several Universities in England who are successfully offering a Joint Diploma Programme. The Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice is mapped into the LLB undergraduate course, giving students the opportunity to graduate with the opportunity to start working in the legal sector as a paralegal


If you are an undergraduate from one of the participating universities and want to register for the Joint Diploma Programme, please pick up a registration form from your university, fill it in, sign it and send to NPC in the post or by email. The registration process also requires you to pay the one off fee of £220 which covers 2, 3 or 4 years’ membership of NALP (dependent on which year you register). You can find out the benefits of NALP membership here: membership benefits and to pay your fee please contact us on 020 7112 8034 or email us at admin@nationalparalegals.co.uk. The benefit of registering is that you will gain an extra Diploma on graduation. The Diploma itself does not mean that you are a ‘Licensed Paralegal’ and can offer services directly to your own clients. You will need to apply for a Licence to Practise to do so, and this requires experience in the areas in which you wish to practise. It does mean that you have a Paralegal Diploma which indicates to any prospective employer that you are ready and able to work as a paralegal.