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Paralegal Training for Beginners Course

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Oplex Careers


£19 inc VAT
Study method
14 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
12 months
No formal qualification
14 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The online Paralegal Training for Beginners Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide a strong insight into learning core skills to work with the legal field as a paralegal exploring this role, and more.


Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included


14 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The online Paralegal Training for Beginners Course will introduce you to learning core skills to work within the legal sector exploring the paralegal sector. Whether you are working in this field already and would like to build on your skills with CPD training, you want to get started working within the field of paralegal and legal sector or any other professional environment, looking for more training, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Paralegal Training for Beginners Course is split into the following modules:

    • Introduction to Paralegal training

• What is a paralegal?
• Their role within the legal sector
• Formal training

    • Role of a paralegal

• Research, preparing legal documents,
• Subject knowledge required of you
• Being able to provide general information and interviewing clients

    • Working in the field

• Requirements, skills, qualifications
• Your responsibilities

    • Where paralegals can work

• Private companies within law firms
• Civil servants
• Other key areas where paralegals can work

    • Areas of law to study

• Civil litigation,
• Contract law,
• Criminal law
• Other key areas

    • Key skills in the field

• Main skills
• Common requirements to work in the field

    • History and Developments in the field

• Changes in the field over history
• Future developments

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Paralegal Training for Beginners Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Paralegal Training for Beginners Course. This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Paralegal Training for Beginners Course.

Course Duration

The online Paralegal Training for Beginners Course requires 14 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Paralegal Training for Beginners Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those wanting to learn more about their chosen field to support their CV or job application. It is also great for those already in their field wanting to update their skills for promotion or to move on into further training.


All you need is a device with access to the internet and a keen interest in the field. There are no upper or lower age limits, and with our ongoing support throughout your time with us, we can GUARANTEE you will successfully complete your exam.

Career path

Many of our learners use this course and certificate to support job applications as well as helping them move into further training required by their employer.

Questions and answers

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Ann asked:

Is this for scottish law


Hi Ann, The Paralegal Training Course focuses on laws in England and Wales, as Scottish Law has a different judicial system.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.