I would very much like to convey my heartfelt thanks to my Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies tutor who has provided excellent feedback throughout this course, as well as food for thought. Maria is so very good and very measured.
What we offer
NALP offers membership to a rapidly expanding profession within the legal sector. NALP, as an organisation, has a sound governance structure and actively lobbies, on behalf of its increasing membership, to develop the status and perception of Paralegals within it.
We urge any person who performs legal work, within any organisation or company, to join NALP as a member. We have a membership status for all levels.
Paralegals exist at many levels within an organisation. There are junior paralegals and very senior paralegals performing many different functions. However, at whatever level they are, they have one thing in common, and that is the necessity for a thorough grounding in the English Legal System, the main areas of substantive law and also legal procedure.
Even though paralegals may tend to specialise, the philosophy of NALP is that to succeed as a specialist, a paralegal must start as a generalist. No specialist area exists in a vacuum or in isolation.
All specialised areas of law and practice will also need an understanding of how the legal system works as a whole, and of the most common areas of substantive law. This is why NALP insists on a broad syllabus for the qualification in law and procedure. The successful paralegal will use this knowledge every day in their future specialised career.
Today there is a continuing need for the development of career paralegals.
Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Paralegal Practice
The Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Paralegal Practice provides an affordable way into a paralegal career for school leavers.
Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies
The Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies provides an affordable way into a legal career and an alternative to undertaking a Law Degree.
Level 7 (Post Graduate) Diploma in Paralegal Practice
The Level 7 (Post Graduate) Diploma in Paralegal Practice is an alternative career path for Law Graduates who wish to become career paralegals.
Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice
The Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice is a joint scheme which NALP offers in partnership with Universities. It enables law students to qualify with an addtional procedural law qualification in addtion to their LLB on graduation, giving them a better understanding and application of their Legal Studies.
NALP Specialist Research Awards
The NALP Research Awards offer specialist studies for the qualified paralegal and law graduates working in Legal Practice, Commerce, Industry or a Public Sector, providing the opportunity to attain in-depth knowledge in their chosen specialism.Three work-based reserch assignments of 5,000 words each are required. Please note that only a text book is provided - there is no course material and the applicant needs access to a law library in order to undergo their research.
The Association has trained students throughout England and Wales as well as in America, Antigua, Arabian Gulf, Australia, Austria, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Isles, British West Indies, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Scotland, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam.