Type: (UCAS Code: PS19)
Mode: Full Time / Part Time
Start Date: September 2020
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Cost: £7,725 Full Time / £4,120 per year Part Time
Course Overview

This programme has been designed for those people already working in the legal and related sectors who wish to upskill and enhance their knowledge in order to progress in their careers.

It will also appeal to employees and people in non legal roles looking to pursue a career in a paralegal role without necessarily wishing to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. It will provide such people with the underpinning legal knowledge and skills, combined with work based learning opportunities to develop the competence and professionalism to work in a variety of different legal contexts.

What will I learn?

Modules in the programme will normally include:

Level 4

• Legal Sources and Skills
• Legal Transactions and Remedies
• Law of Torts
• Criminal Law and Practice
• Constitutional Law
• Professional Practice in the Legal Sector

Level 5

• Property Law and Practice
• Employment Law and Practice
• Family Law and Practice
• Wills and Succession
• Work Based Learning
• Research Project

How will the course be assessed?

A range of assessments are used within the programme, including portfolios, case studies, reflections and presentations. There is one examination in Level 5, which makes up 17% of the assessment of this level.


Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


Having successfully completed and been awarded the FdA Paralegal Services, students can progress to a Top-Up Honours Degree in the subject area at the University of Cumbria. Students may instead choose to seek employment at the end of their Foundation Degree and will take with them a portable, vocationally relevant, Higher Education qualification.

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