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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


To qualify for the Paralegal Diploma, Intermediate Level, Modules 1, 2, 3 are compulsory.  Modules 1, 2, 3 cover from Introduction to Intermediate Levels.

To qualify for the Paralegal Diploma, Advanced Level, Module 4 is compulsory.


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: £450.00
Legal Drafting

Course Fee: £450.00
 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