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Paralegal Courses delivered exclusively by OTC

Study and Qualify as a Paralegal not only in the UK but worldwide. Paralegals do not require a Licence to practise as Paralegals.  They work under supervision of qualified solicitors and barristers.  

Our Paralegal Procedural Law Courses focus on both practical training skills and foundation in law. This enables paralegals to work as fee earners in Conveyancing, Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation, Matrimonial, Corporate Law or Wills and Probate. They will be able to deal confidently and efficiently with client files in their areas of study.

We offer Introduction to Advanced Levels. We do not offer various 'levels' as students must be proficient in the entire subject area before qualifying as paralegals!

Online Training College is a long and well established law training college.  We have a solid reputation for training, with both Employers and with students nationwide and abroad. Our Paralegal Courses cover the foundations in law with 5 core subjects and further prepare you for the world of work with practical training in Procedural Law covering 4 more subjects. With 29 years of training and several years of legal working experience, we continue to offer quality paralegal courses which were formulated and developed for the workplace in collaboration with law governing bodies and other legal professionals. Our Conveyancing courses cover the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol.

Our paralegal courses are accredited by the Institute of Paralegals and are recognised by solicitors nationally and internationally.

There are 3 stages of qualifications for a Paralegal - Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced.

Intermediate Level qualifies you as a Paralegal. This paralegal course covers Introduction to Intermediate Level. Modules 1, 2 & 3 must be completed unless exempt.

Advanced Level qualifies you as a Senior Paralegal. This module can be undertaken by students who have completed Modules 1, 2 & 3 or equivalent or who have adequate working legal experience.

Law Graduates who have completed the English Common Law system, are not required to complete any further studies to work as Paralegals, unless they have not covered the Law Society's Legal Practice Course/LPC or equivalent. If they have not completed the LPC, they are required to complete Modules 2 & 3 to qualify for a Postgraduate Paralegal Diploma as a law degree by itself is not sufficient.

On satisfactory completion, the diploma or certificate will be posted to home or business address.

We have published Minimum Estimated Study Time as 8 weeks per module, based on 3 hours study per week but students can be flexible and complete in a longer or shorter time as suits their schedule. Most students complete each Module within 6 months. There is a 2-year time limit to complete each course.

Paralegals must work under supervision of qualified solicitors or barristers. There are some aspects of law which are not reserved solely for solicitors and barristers and within these areas, paralegals may wish to work independently or with paralegal agencies. Areas which are not reserved solely for solicitors and barristers may be within Small Civil Claims, Debt Recovery, some undefended Divorces.

Permission from the Ministry of Justice is required in order to work as an independent Paralegal or to set up a paralegal agency within the UK.

Some organisations have joined forces to establish a professional paralegal register. This is a voluntary register which aims to provide greater confidence within the profession. Paralegals may, or may not, wish to join such a register or to become members of a professional body.

In order to qualify for the Paralegal Diploma, Intermediate level, Modules 1,2,3 are compulsory.

 In order to qualify for the Paralegal Diploma, Advanced level, Module 4 is compulsory.


Paralegal Course Syllabus


Paralegal Courses at Online Training College, UK

Module 1

Intermediate Level, Modules 1,2,3 are compulsory

General Principles of English Law

1. English Legal System: Common Law System, Courts of Law, Tribunals, Arbitration, The Judiciary, Jurisdiction, Appeals, Legal Aid

2. Contract Law: Formation of Contract, Elements, Offer and Acceptance, Vagueness, Incompleteness, Termination of an Offer, Invitation to Treat, Implied Terms, Express Terms, Contractual Obligations, Exclusion Clauses, Defective Contracts, Discharge of Contractual Obligations, Remedies for Breach of Contract.


3. Law of Tort: Tort Against Person, Property, Goods, Duty of Care, Defences in Tort, Act of God, Self Defence, Contributory Negligence, Remedies in Tort


4. Criminal Law: Classes of Offences, Classes of Trials, Mode of Trial, Committal Procedings, Disclosure, Witness Orders, Plea Bargaining, Liability in Criminal Law, Murder, Manslaughter, Theft, Mens Rea, Actus Reus.


5. Civil Law: Pre-trial Procedures, Civil Procedure Rules, Interlocutory Proceedings, Enforcement of Judgmentk, Writ of Fieri Facias, Garnishee Order, Writ of Sequestration, Charging Order


Course Fees

Full Payment: £300.00 (including 10% Discount)

Instalments: £82.50 x 4 monthly


Full Payment Modules 1,2,3: £900.00 (inc 10% discount)

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Module 2

Intermediate Level, Modules 1,2,3 are compulsory

Conveyancing

1. Buying and Selling Processes in England and Wales.

2. Purchasers Transaction for Freehold, Leasehold or Commonhold

3. Sellers Transaction for Freehold, Leasehold or Commonhold

4. Taking Instructions from Clients.

5. Mortgages

6. Surveys

7. Preparing Searches using relevant Forms for Bankrupcty, Local Authority Searches, Priority Searches et al

8. Preparing Completion Statements, Invoices

9. Registration at HM Land Registry

10. Proofreading Conveyancing Documents eg Leases, Declaration of Trust et al

Course Fees

Full Payment: £300.00 (including 10% Discount)

Instalments: £82.50 x 4 monthly

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Module 3

Intermediate Level, Modules 1,2,3 are compulsory

Criminal Litigation
1. English Criminal Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel, Divided Profession.

2. Criminal Law Procedures, Police Arrests, Charge, CPS

3. Criminal Law

4. Trial

5. Sentencing Powers of the Courts

Civil Litigation

1. English Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel

2. Civil Procedures, Civil Procedure Rules 1998

3. Commencing Civil Court Cases

4. Preparing Claim Form, Particulars of Claim, Defence, Admission

Matrimonial

1. Preparing Divorce Petitions

2. Dealing with Statement of Arrangements for Children

3. Applying for Decree Absolute

4. Proofreading Litigation Documents eg Defences, Brief to Counsel, Particulars of Claim et al

Course Fee

Full Payment: £300.00 (including 10% Discount)

Instalments: £82.50 x 4 monthly

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Module 4

Advanced Level, Module 4 is compulsory

Senior Paralegal Skills and Techniques

1. Business Awareness

2. Client Relations

3. Interviewing Skills

4. Negotiating Skills

5. Professional Conduct

6. Legal Writing

7. Legal Drafting

Course Fees

Full Payment: £450.00 (including 10% Discount)

Instalments: £99.00 x 5 monthly

On Completion of Module 4, students will qualify as a Senior Paralegal and work accordingly.

On completion of Modules 1,2,3, students will qualify as Paralegals.  They will become fee earners, working under supervision of qualified solicitors and barristers.  They will be able to deal with Client Files.

Specialist Corporate Law courses with OTC,UK

Specialist Certificate Course

Suitable for Students who have qualified in law and wish to add another legal practise area

Module 5 Paralegal Specialist Corporate Law Certificate


Corporate Law

1. Nature of Business: Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies, NPOs

2. Company Formation

3. Advantages and Disadvantages of various types of businesses

4. Responsibilities of Directors and Shareholders

5. Shares, Bonds, Debentures, Dividends

6. Tax Liability

7. Mergers and Acquisitions

8. Insolvency

9. Proofreading

Course Fees

Full Payment: £350.00 (including 10% discount)

Instalments: £96.25 x 4 monthly

Specialist Conveyancing Courses with Online Training College

Specialist Certificate Course

Suitable for Students who have qualified in law and wish to add another legal practise area

Module 6 Paralegal Specialist Conveyancing Certificate


Conveyancing

1. Definition of Freehold, Leasehold, Commonhold Titles

2. Purchasers Transaction for Freehold, Leasehold or Commonhold Titles

3. Sellers Transaction for Freehold, Leasehold or Commonhold Titles

4. First Interview - Taking Instructions from Clients.

5. Mortgages

6. Surveys

7. Preparing Searches using relevant forms for Bankruptcy Searches, Local Authority Searches, Priority Searches et al

8. Preparing Completion Statements, Invoicing

9. Registration at HM Land Registry

10. Proofreading

Course Fees

Full Payment: £350.00 (including 10% discount)

Instalments: £96.25 x 4 monthly

Specialist Litigation Courses with OTC, UK

Specialist Certificate Course

Suitable for Students who have qualified in law and wish to add another legal practise area

Module 7 Paralegal Specialist Litigation Certificate

Litigation


Criminal Litigation:

1. English Criminal Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel, Divided Profession

2. Criminal Law Procedures, Police Arrests, Charge, CPS

3. Criminal Law

4. Trial

5. Sentencing Powers of the Courts

Civil Litigation:

1. English Civil Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel

2. Civil Procedures, Civil Procedure Rules 1998

3. Commencing Civil Court Cases

Matrimonial:

1. Preparing Divorce Petitions

2. Dealing with Statement of Arrangements for Children

3. Applying for Decree Absolute

4. Proofreading

Course Fees

Full Payment: £350.00 (including 10% discount)

Instalments: £96.25 x 4 monthly

Specialist Wills and Probate Courses with Online Training College, UK

Specialist Certificate Course

Suitable for Students who have qualified in law and wish to add another legal practise area

Module 8 Paralegal Specialist Wills and Probate Certificate


Wills and Probate:

1. Creating a Valid Will

2. Codicils

3. Elements of a Valid Will

4. Revocation

5. Roles of Executors, Trustees, Guardians, Administrators

6. Obtaining Grant of Probate

7. Rules of Intestacy

8. Contesting a Will under the Inheritance (Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

9. Taking Instructions from Client

10. Client Communication

11. Proofreading

Course Fees

Full Payment: £350.00 (including 10% discount)

Instalments: £96.25 x 4 monthly

ELIGIBILITY

Paralegal Courses are suitable for anyone with previous office working experience.
Previous legal experience is not necessary

Minimum Estimated Study Time:  8 Weeks per Module (based on 3 hours study per week)

Students have up to 2 years to complete the Module or Modules for which they have registered.
Instalments are payable every 4 weeks and must be completed prior to exams.
Course material and exam fees are included within course fees.  

There is an additional Re-sit Fee of £30.00 if students need to re-sit any exam.


Exam Resit: £30.00