Foundation Degree in Paralegal Services
Mode: Full Time / Part Time
Start Date: September 2019
In partnership with: University of Cumbria
Day: Monday
Time: 9am - 9pm (FT) / 9am - 2:30pm (PT) / 2:30pm - 9pm (PT) / Other options may be available
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Cost: £6,000 Full Time / £3,000 per year Part Time
Course Overview

This programme is offered in partnership with the University of Cumbria has been designed for those students 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 non-law students looking to pursue a career in a paralegal role without necessarily wishing to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. It will provide such students 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.

Students will attend one day and evening per week for the full-time route and will undertake a placement of 120 hours per academic year alongside their academic studies where they are not already in relevant employment.

Part time students will take a selection or modules from the full time programme.

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.


Materials and other information

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


The Foundation Degree will provide opportunities for students to continue with their studies with a two-year top-up to achieve a qualifying LLB (Hons).
Students will be well placed to undertake employment within a variety of roles within the legal, business and public sectors including within court services, insurance, banking, local authorities, social services prison and probation services.


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