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NALP Paralegal Courses

NALP Paralegal Courses

There are anywhere up to 300,000 paralegals in the UK. The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) is the leading paralegal self-regulatory body in England and Wales. Only those who fulfil NALP’s criteria can practice under their title of Licensed Paralegal.

A NALP paralegal qualification can help paralegals gain a higher level of membership with NALP and even help them when applying for a NALP License to Practice. This is subject to meeting other strict criteria set by NALP, such as having three years minimum experience. The NALP License holder may offer their own clients legal services.


Paralegal Level  3

NALP Level 3 Qualifications in Paralegal Practice are entry-level qualifications for students with some paralegal experience wanting to become a paralegal and looking to enhance their career. They cover the main areas associated with traditional High Street legal practice.

You need a minimum of a Level 3 law related certificate/diploma to apply for Associate Membership with NALP.

Paralegal Level 4

NALP Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies is the benchmark qualification to launch your paralegal career. It also allows you to apply for Associate Membership of NALP showing that you are a NALP qualified paralegal. The course teaches English legal system and procedural law.

Paralegal Level 7

NALP Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice is an internationally recognised qualification, which is regulated and accredited by the government’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). It is ideal for those with a law degree or a Graduate Diploma in law, bridging the gap between an academic degree and the practical, procedural knowledge and skills necessary to be able to be an effective Paralegal Practitioner.

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Thinking about enrolling in a Law Training Centre NALP online course?

All our courses are designed to fit around your existing commitments. They can be studied at your own pace and are delivered by our approachable team of law lecturers and practitioners with years of industry experience.

Most importantly, our courses represent great value for money and can be paid for via instalments, making them accessible and ensuring a real return on investment.

All instalments payments are paid monthly and are interest-free. All costs include VAT.

What will I need before I get started?

To study your online course, you will need the following:

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Computer / laptop / Google Chromebook / Apple MacBook
  • Keyboard and a mouse or another pointing device
  • Broadband connection with 10 Mbps average speed
  • An Ethernet cable for maintaining internet stability
  • Working microphone, either internal or external
  • Webcam with 320 x 240 VGA resolution, either internal or external

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Preferred Internet Browser: Google Chrome
  • Operating System: Windows 7+ / macOS 10.11+ / Chrome 58+
  • Free RAM: 2GB
  • Processor: 2GHz Intel Pentium / Intel / ARM
  • Free disk space: 1GB

We are here to help. If you have any questions on the above, please contact us.


How do I enrol?

Law Training Centre accepts applications throughout the year so that learners can start when it suits them most.

You can complete our NALP enrolment form here.

To ensure your enrolment is processed as quickly as possible, please make sure that you read the form carefully, and fill out all the required boxes. If you need any help or have questions, please contact us on 0330 088 8495 or [email protected]


What happens after I send my enrolment form?

Once received, your enrolment will be processed by our Student Services Team. If there are any queries at this stage, we will contact you.

  • Invoicing:
    We will issue your invoice according to your chosen option – either self–sponsored or firm-sponsored. If you are paying by instalments, a separate Direct Debit mandate email will be sent out for you to complete online, you will need to set up both the Direct Debit and complete the initial payment. Once the invoice has been paid (or the Direct Debit set up if applicable) please notify us by return email.
  • Payment options:
    You can pay by bank transfer to our account or by card using the payment link on your invoice. Cheques are accepted and your course login will be made live once the cheque has cleared into our bank account.
  • Course Login:
    Once we have processed your payment and the 14-day cooling-off period has passed or has been waived, please allow up to 2 working days from the invoice being paid to being emailed your course login.


Why choose us?


We are specialised legal trainers, solely focussed on the provision of legal and business training for aspiring and qualified lawyers.


We have a deep understanding of the current legal sector and the training needs of those who work within it.

Our course delivery is uniquely engaging, having full regard of how precious time is for those not only studying law, but also practising at the same time.

We are here to support our students and partners by providing them with the tools to stand out from the competition and accelerate their legal career.

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