Apprenticeships are vocational training which enable the learner to gain the necessary skills to succeed in their chosen career. They involve a combination of on and off-the-job training - apprentices work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills and receive training.
An apprenticeship is not a qualification in itself, but a framework that contains separately certified units. Under the new QCF framework the learner can choose from a wide range of relevant units, applicable to the chosen pathway offering the learner more freedom, choice and flexibility in learning.
NALP does not offer apprenticeships to learners but does offer qualifications that complement apprenticeships. If you are interested in an apprenticehip then you need to find an employer to take you on and who will sponsor you to undergo the qualifications we offer. These are the:
Level 3 Paralegal Qualifications
The Level 3 Paralegal Practice qualifications are designed for paralegals, and those who aspire to train to become paralegals and currently work in business administration or secretarial services or within the legal environment, or those who wish to enter into the profession and seek to develop key skills and knowledge such as drafting; negotiating; legal system and knowledge of specialist legal subject areas such as conveyancing or employment law.
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 (see below) plus any other unit to achieve the qualification.
The Level 3 Certificate in Paralegal Practice is a slightly more extensive qualification; the Level 3 Certificate in Paralegal Practice will enable you to gain a broader knowledge of Paralegal Practice whilst focusing on the specific legal areas that are suitable for your job or intended career. Learners need to complete mandatory units 30 and 31 plus a further two units to achieve the qualification.
The 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. A Level 3 Diploma in Paralegal Practice is the benchmark qualification, taking you a step nearer to becoming a Professional Paralegal and applying for Associate membership of NALP. Learners need to complete mandatory units 30 and 31 plus a further four units to achieve the qualification.
Unit 30 - Introduction to Law for Paralegals - 5 credits - Mandatory for Award, Certificate and Diploma
Unit 31 - Legal Ethics and Responsibilities for Paralegals - 7 Credits - Mandatory for Certificate and Diploma
Unit 32 - Wills & Succession for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 33 - Civil Litigation for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 34 - Criminal Litigation for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 35 - Commercial Law for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 36 - Conveyancing for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 37 - Employment Practice for Paralegals - 7 Credits
Unit 38 - Consumer Rights and Remedies for Paralegals - 7 Credits