Level 4 - Diploma in Paralegal Studies
WHO SHOULD ENROL?
This course is developed for those who've previously studied Law. Including NALP Level 3, ILSPAs Legal Secretary Diplomas and A Level Law.
WHAT YOU'LL STUDY
Caroline Spencer-Boulton is a Licenced Paralegal who specialises in Criminal Defense. Caroline now runs her own paralegal firm and has gained her police station accreditation.
HOW THIS COURSE IS STUDIED
EITHER DISTANCE LEARNING OR CLASS ATTENDANCE - CHECK WITH YOUR CENTRE
All course material is provided on enrolment. NALP's approach to learning includes case studies and scenarios, allowing you to apply your knowledge and preparing your practical skills to work as a paralegal.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO COMPLETE?
If you have enrolled for the full course, you will have a maximum of two years to complete it from date of enrolment, although most students graduate within 12-14 months. If you have enrolled for the first or second part separately, you will have one year to complete each part.
Please check with your Centre to find out the cost of this course. You can find a NALP Approved Centre by clicking here
Distance Learning or class attendance: 10 Written Assignments
On gaining this qualification you will be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of NALP (A.NALP).
This will distinguish you as being a qualified paralegal.
Students who take single subjects of either module are only entitled to Affiliate membership.
It takes commitment and determination to get through, but it's worth it in the end. I studied as a distance learner because of my location. I would recommend the course to others, mainly because you don't have to be seated in a classroom to obtain this qualification: most people here [Cayman Islands] do not really have the time to attend classes, and most companies prefer to support a student in the area they work in.
Tia Whittaker, a litigation clerk, is the first student from the Cayman Islands to gain the Level 4 Diploma.
One of the following is required or equivalent - if unsure, please contact us 0845 862 7000
NALP Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Paralegal Practice; two A' Levels; an A' Level Law; BTEC National Diploma (NVQ/GNVQ Level 3 or above);
CILEX Level 3 Qualifications; ILSPAs Legal Secretary Diploma
Mature Students Welcome (over 25) without any of the above - please contact us to confirm eligibility.
Non UK: Equivalent Qualifications - please contact us to confirm eligibility