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Paralegal Courses
From Introduction to Advanced Levels

Paralegal Training Courses online with OTC- UK
Paralegal Training and Qualifications with 
OTC - UK


There are 2 levels for our Paralegal qualifications.

Paralegal Diploma Intermediate Level and Paralegal Diploma Advanced Level.

Students will cover from Introduction to Intermediate by completing modules 1,2,3.

To qualify for the Senior Paralegal Advanced Diploma, Module 4 must be completed.



COURSE SYLLABUS

Paralegal Course 
Module 1

General Principles of English Law

• English Legal System: Common Law System, Courts of Law, Systems and Courts Structure, Tribunals, Arbitration, The Judiciary, Jurisdiction, Appeals, Legal Aid

• Contract Law: Formation of Contract, Elements – Offer & 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

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

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

• Civil Law: Pre-trial procedures – Civil Procedure Rules, Interlocutory Proceedings, Enforcement of Judgment – Writ of Fieri Facias, Garnishee Order, Writ of Sequestration, Charging Order

Course Fee:
Full Payment: (inc 10% discount)£300.00

Instalments: £82.50 x 4 monthly

Paralegal Course
Module 2

Conveyancing Procedural Law Practical Skills

• Definition of Freehold, Leasehold and Commonhold Titles

• Purchasers transaction for an English Freehold, Leasehold or Commonhold property

• Sellers transaction for an English Freehold, Leasehold or Commonhold property

• Taking Instructions from Clients
• Mortgages, Surveys

• Applying for Official Copies at HM Land Registry

• Preparing Searches using relevant Forms for Bankruptcy Searches, Local Authority Searches et al

• Registration at HM Land Registry

Proofreading Conveyancing documents:
• Declaration of Trust
•   Lease
•  Conveyance

Course Fee:
Full Payment: £300.00 (inc 10% discount)

Instalments: £82.50 x 4 monthly

Paralegal Course 
Module 3

Litigation Procedural Law Practical Skills 

• Criminal Litigation:
English Criminal Courts,
Jurisdiction, Personnel
• Criminal Law procedures -
Police Arrests, Charge, CPS
• Criminal Law
• Trial
• Sentencing Powers of the Courts

Civil Litigation: 
• English Civil Courts Structure
• Jurisdiction
• Personnel
• Commencing Civil Court Cases – CPR 1998

Matrimonial:
• Preparing Divorce Petitions
• Dealing with Statement of Arrangements for Children
• Applying for Decree Absolute

Proofreading Litigation documents:
• Brief to Counsel
• Defence
• Particulars of Claim
• Affidavit

Course Fee:
Full Payment: £300.00 (inc 10% discount)

Instalments: £82.50 x 4 monthly

Paralegal Course 
Module 4

Senior Paralegal Skills & Techniques

• Business Awareness: Communication, Managing & Working with Others
• Legal Research
• Self Awareness
• Workload Management
• Client Relations
• Interviewing Skills
• Negotiating Skills
• Professional Conduct
• Legal Writing
• Legal Drafting

Course Fee:
Full Payment: £450.00 (inc 10% discount)

Instalments: £99.00 x 5 monthly


OPTIONAL LAW MODULES

If you have already qualified as a Paralegal and wish to add another Legal Practice area, you can study any of our Optional Modules as a single certificate level subject.

Paralegal Specialist Corporate Law Course
Procedural Law Practical Skills 
Module 5

Corporate Law:
 
 • Nature of Businesses - Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies, NPOs
• Company Formation
• Responsibilities of Directors and Shareholders
• Advantages and Disadvantages of various types of businesses
• Shares, Bonds and Debentures
• Tax Liability
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Insolvency
• Proofreading Corporate Law documents

Course Fee:
Full Payment: £350.00 (inc 10% discount)

Instalments: £96.25 x 4 monthly

Paralegal Specialist Conveyancing Course
Procedural Law Practical Skills 
Module 6

Conveyancing:

• Definition of Freehold, Leasehold & Commonhold Titles
• Purchasers transaction for an English Freehold, Leasehold or Commonhold property
• Sellers transaction for an English Freehold, Leasehold or Commonhold property
• Taking Instructions from Clients
• Mortgages, Surveys
• Applying for Official Copies at HM Land Registry
• Preparing Searches using all relevant Forms for Bankruptcy Searches, Local Authority Searches, et al
• Registration at HM Land Registry
• Proofreading Conveyancing documents

Course Fee:
Full Payment: £350.00 (inc 10% discount)

Instalments: £96.25 x 4 monthly

Paralegal Specialist Litigation Course
Procedural Law Practical Skills 
Module 7

Litigation:  

Criminal Litigation
• English Criminal Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel
• Criminal Law procedures – Police Arrests, Charge, CPS
• Criminal Law
• Sentencing Powers of the Courts

Civil Litigation
• English Civil Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel
• Commencing Civil Court Cases – CPR 1998

Matrimonial
• Preparing Divorce Petitions
• Dealing with Statement of Arrangements for Children
• Applying for Decree Absolute
Proofreading Litigation documents

Course Fee:
Full Payment: £350.00 (inc 10% discount)

Instalments: £96.25 x 4 monthly

Paralegal Specialist Wills and Probate Course
Procedural Law Practical Skills
Module 8

Wills and Probate:

•Creating a Valid Will
•Codicils
•Elements of a Valid Will
•Revocation
•Roles of Executors, Trustees, •Guardians, Administrators
•Obtaining Grant of Probate
•Rules of Intestacy
•Contesting a Will under the •Inheritance (Family and Dependents) Act 1975.
•Taking Instructions from Client
•Client Communication
Proofreading

Course Fee:
Full Payment: £350.00 (inc 10% discount)

Instalments: £96.25 x 4 monthly

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Minimum Estimated Study Time: 8 weeks (based on 3 hours study per week).

Overall Time Limit:  2 years