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Paralegal Level 7

The Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma
in Paralegal Practice is an ideal qualification for:

Students with a Law BA, legal Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law (GD) or LLB which have been successfully completed within the past seven years. If your degree pre-dates this, your subsequent experience may be taken into consideration. If you have completed your LLB outside of the UK, you must provide proof that you have studied the English legal system. Overseas students must have proficiency in English to IELTS 6 or equivalent.

Students who have non-law degrees are eligible to study this level 7 course provided they have taken Part 1 of the Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies.

NALP’s Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Paralegal Practice is a nationally 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.

The course has been developed to make the transition between academic study at degree level and knowledge of the day-to-day procedures and skills required to function effectively as a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner.

Diploma and topics explained

All six units must be successfully completed to gain the Level 7 Diploma.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate & Business Structures
  • Criminal Practice
  • Matrimonial & Civil Partnership Disputes
  • Conveyancing
  • Succession

  • The Diploma must be completed within two years from enrolment and should take between four and six months of study. As part of their professional development, students may also study for individual units without completing the Diploma. This can be particularly helpful for overseas students studying in the UK for a law qualification. They can ask for exemptions from the subjects they have studied with NALP.

    How will I be taught and assessed?

    This Level 7 course is taught by online distance learning with all materials supplied. Students have a maximum of two years to complete the course from the date of enrolment.
    Assessment is by online examination. Typical exam questions might be:

  • “You act for Julia Kettle who is engaged to Kelly Harris. They want to get married but understand that they will have to become civil partners. Kelly is from California and wants some advice about the legality of marriage and civil partnerships in the UK. Explain the requirements for a valid civil partnership and how this could be annulled.”
  • “In relation to a case study pertaining to corporate and business structures, explain to a client the current form of business that they are now in and their potential liability in this business.”

  • A pass mark of 45% is set for each unit assignment – and every learning outcome detailed at enrolment must be achieved. Merit is set at 65% and a distinction is 80%
    Pass Mark

    Course requirements

    Learners at this level are expected to have a good standard of written and spoken English and to have the capability to undertake a Level 7 assessment. The study is in depth and students will be expected to apply their new knowledge intelligently and practically. For example:

    Explain the differences between the three civil litigation tracks, i.e. small claims track, fast track and multi-track.

    Understand when Family Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMS) may be appropriate and how these are conducted.

    Understand and explain the overriding objective of the Civil Procedure Rules, as contained in R1.1 to R1.4.

    In a conveyancing transaction, Know the different grades of title and describe the commorientes rules and apply to a scenario.

    Understand the overriding objective of the Criminal Procedure Rule.

    In company law, demonstrate an understanding of the “veil of incorporation” and when it might be appropriate for it to be lifted.

    Topics of study

    Learning objectives:

  • Critically evaluate pre-action procedure, considerations and steps to take prior to going to Court.
  • Critically evaluate the process of how to commence a claim in Court.
  • Critically evaluate the process of Civil Court proceedings in relation to a claim.
  • Draft and evaluate the different statements of case for a given scenario.


  • Syllabus:

  • Pre-action procedure.
  • Pre-action considerations.
  • Pre-action steps.
  • Evidence.
  • Commencing proceedings.
  • Commencing a claim
  • From the issue of a claim to trial.
  • Preparation for the hearing.
  • Forms of judgment.
  • Enforcement of judgments.
  • Costs.


  • Learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse and explain the nature and formulation of corporate and non-corporate business structures including personnel.
  • Critically review, assess, justify and explain the financial and tax implications of corporate and non-corporate business structures.


  • Syllabus:

  • Types of business structures and companies.
  • Incorporation and the “veil of incorporation”.
  • Public and private companies.
  • Incorporation procedure: the memorandum and articles of association.
  • Reasons and consequences of liquidation of companies.
  • Creation and dissolution of partnerships.
  • Companies versus partnerships: taxation, company shareholders, company directors.
  • Financial aspects of the business.
  • Reconstructions, mergers and takeovers.


  • Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the role of the police.
  • Critically evaluate and analyse the role and powers of the police in relation to arrest, detention and search.
  • Understand the criminal court process.
  • Critically evaluate the criminal process from commencement to resolution.
  • Critically evaluate how to advise a client in a scenario relating to a criminal proceeding.


  • Syllabus:

  • Criminal Court structure.
  • Preliminary matters.
  • Powers of the Police.
  • The Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
  • The methods of commencing proceedings.
  • After arrest; public funding in criminal proceedings.
  • Bail.


  • Summary Trial

  • Trial by indictment: sentencing.
  • Appeal


  • Learning objectives:

  • Evaluate procedures relating to marriages and civil partnerships.
  • Analyse the differences between valid, void and voidable marriages and civil partnerships.
  • Assess, justify and explain the advice to be given in relation to a complex divorce or civil partnership dissolution, from inception through to dissolution.
  • Review how marriages and civil partnerships can be terminated.
  • Analyse the grounds upon which marriage and a civil partnership can be terminated.
  • Evaluate how to process an undefended divorce and civil partnership.
  • Evaluate, explain, apply and justify the key stages in the process of an undefended divorce and civil partnership from inception through to dissolution.


  • Syllabus:

    Introduction to the principles of marriage and civil partnerships:

  • Marriage defined.
  • Null, void and voidable marriages
  • Capacity to enter into civil partnerships.
  • Void and voidable civil partnerships.
  • Grounds for divorce and dissolution of a civil partnership.


  • Divorce procedure:

  • Ancillary relief.
  • Domestic proceedings and orders in the Magistrates Court.
  • Procedure on the dissolution of a civil partnership.
  • Pre-nuptial agreements.


  • Learning objectives:

  • Evaluate the procedures involved in a conveyancing transaction.
  • Evaluate the information to determine the procedures that need to be followed in a scenario.
  • Evaluate a detailed explanation of the stages of a conveyancing transaction as they apply to the given case study.
  • Evaluate and justify their explanation showing sound analysis of land law principles.

  • Syllabus:

  • Overview of property law.
  • Overview of steps in a conveyancing transaction.
  • Conveyancing terminology.
  • Pre-contract stage.
  • Exchange of contracts.
  • Post contract/pre-completion; completion.
  • Post completion: leaseholds; possessory title.
  • Learning objectives:

  • Evaluate the procedures involved in a conveyancing transaction.
  • Evaluate the information to determine the procedures that need to be followed in a scenario.
  • Evaluate a detailed explanation of the stages of a conveyancing transaction as they apply to the given case study.
  • Evaluate and justify an explanation showing sound analysis of land law principles.

  • Syllabus

  • Introduction to the principles of succession.
  • Wills.
  • Formalities: family provision, testacy and intestacy.
  • Personal representatives.
  • Grants of representations.
  • The procedure in administering an estate.
  • PRICES

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

    LEVEL 7

    Postgraduate Diploma in Paralegal Practice
    • Diploma: £1420 or £400 deposit + 6 x £170 payments (£175 for overseas students)
    • Individual Topics: £400 per single topic or a deposit of £150 + 2 X £125 payments
    • Course Materials: £105 + postage
    The Diploma is comprised of the following study topics:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate & Business Structures
  • Criminal Practice
  • Matrimonial & Civil Partnership Disputes
  • Conveyancing
  • Succession

  • Individual study topics at level 7 Any of the individual topics at level 7 can be studied individually, e.g. Corporate & Business Structures. The cost of these are £400 per single topic or a deposit of £150 + 2 X £125 payments.

    Level 7 course materials: £105 + postage. Order current course material in a printed or online format.

    How to apply?

    To apply and enrol on our online supported distance learning NALP courses please complete and return an enrolment form by email to info@ltckent.co.uk.
    If you wish to discuss this qualification further and find out how it could help you advance your career please contact us on 0330 088 8495 or info@ltckent.co.uk to speak with one of our advisors.

    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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