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Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice in Paralegal Practice from NALP

Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice

NALPs Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice is an internationally recognised paralegal qualification, regulated and accredited by Ofqual.

This paralegal practice qualification can be studied by distance learning, in a classroom or by blended learning and is designed to bridge the gap between an academic degree and the practical, procedural knowledge and skills necessary to be able to function effectively as a Paralegal Practitioner.

Who should enrol?

This course is ideal for those with an LL.B or Law BA or CPE/GD, our Level 7 diploma will give you the practical skills needed to pursue a career as a paralegal.

What you'll study

Civil Litigation

Through case studies and scenarios you’ll carefully examine and analyse the civil litigation procedure. You’ll learn the practical skills required to assist and advise clients on Civil Court Proceedings. You’ll be able to apply Civil Procedure Rules to all aspects of the procedure and identify certain areas of procedure where the case may not follow the normal track.

Criminal Practice

In this unit you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of criminal litigation. Through practical skills learned, you’ll apply this to a given scenario. From taking instruction from the client, advising them throughout the process, assisting them in trial and once matters have been concluded.


You’ll develop the practical skills to be able to carefully examine and analyse the procedure relating to buying and selling a freehold and leasehold property. 

You’ll learn how to apply the Law of Property Act 1925, Land Registration Act 1925 and Land Registration Act 2002.

Corporate & Business Structures

In this unit, you’ll critically analyse and explain the nature and formation of corporate and non-corporate business structures. You’ll be able to justify and explain the financial and tax implications of corporate and non-corporate business structures. 

You’ll develop a strong knowledge and understanding of the Companies Act 2006.


Matrimonial & Civil Partnership Disputes

You’ll carefully examine and analyse the procedure relationship to family matters including marriage, annulment, divorce, civil partnership and orders affecting children. Learning via scenarios you’ll be able to assist and advise clients on various procedures and apply Family Procedure Rules.



In this unit you’ll learn the practical skills to be able to evaluate the information to a complex case relating to inheritance of property after death, critically assess, explain and justify the appropriate procedures and advice given to clients at each stage of the case. 

You’ll be able to apply the Wills Act 1837, the Administration of Estates Act 1925 and other legislation.

Graduate Stories

Chennel Scott graduated from NALP’s Postgraduate Diploma in 2010 and secured a fantastic job in a Law Firm in London. Working closely with the partners and managing her own cases, Chennel discusses her role as a Paralegal.


How this course is studied

Distance/blended learning

Our Diploma is a blended learning course, allowing you to learn from home in your own time, around current work commitments or studies and may include some classroom learning.


The course is broken down into 6 units, developed to give you an in-depth understanding and practical skills required to work as a paralegal.  All 6 units must be successfully completed to gain the Level 7 Diploma.

How long will it take?

The full course will take approximately 4-6 months to complete and must be completed within 2 years from the date of enrolment.

Course fees

Check your Centre to find out the cost of this course. You can find a NALP Approved Centre by clicking here.


There are 6 assignments – 1 for each unit. Assignments are requested when the learner/centre is ready, and once sent, the Learner will have a strict 4 week period in which to complete the assignment and return by the due date. 

Assignments are marked and graded either with a pass (45 – 64%), merit (65 – 79%) and distinction (80-100%).

Your Centre should be able to provide help on any queries that you may have and give tutorial support and guidance if there is anything that you may not fully understand with regard to the material.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the PPC and it helped me to choose the career path that I want to take. The Tutors were excellent and very helpful in explaining and clarifying any matters. I found the trip to the Courts very interesting and an essential part of the course. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a career paralegal as I found that merely being a Law Graduate was not sufficient to enable me to get a job. The course was just perfect I enjoyed the course immensely and even though I had taken the LPC, I found that this course was easier to absorb. The course was well structured and easily understood through the course material, the personal experiences of the tutors and the excellence of the tutors themselves. Thank you for a most enjoyable and very interesting course."

Please ensure you've read through all the documentation for this course

Guide for Learners
Qualification Specification
Level 7 Sample Questions

Entry requirements

One of the following is required or equivalent – if unsure, please contact us 020 7112 8034.