Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice




School: Newcastle School of Law

Course code: L3-PHNLP-CRT

Credits: 30





 3 months


Level 3 (NLS/HLC level 3)

HLC Qualification Number:


    Easy payment plans available with no charges.


    Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice

    The programme aims to develop pro-active decision makers, managers and leaders for a variety of careers in business sectors in a Newcastle context.


    The five-course Newcastle Level 3 Certificates in Law and Practice are paralegal qualifications offered in a variety of legal practice areas. The Certificates are standalone qualifications but can also form part of the Newcastle Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice. Newcastle Law School offers these paralegal courses by distance learning


    Key facts about Level Certificate in Law and Practice


    ● Advance your career: 74% say their qualification played a vital role in their career advancement.
    ● Increase your salary: 78% increase their earning potential within a year.
    ● Enhance your credibility: The qualification is fully accredited and recognised and add values to your educational profile.
    ● Assessments Assessment is via submission of assignments / dissertation project.
    ● Support Live tutor support via Chat and email for qualifications delivered by us.


    Why choose Newcastle ?


    The Level 4, 5 and 6 diploma qualifications are equivalent to Year 1, 2 and 3 (Final year) respectively of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree. Each level consists of 120 credits. Completing any of the level 4 qualifications will enable learners a progression to the next level of higher education at UK universities.

    Year 1 of a Three-year UK Bachelor’s degree




    NCL qualifications at DETC/QCF Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.


    The qualification is designed to be delivered over 3 months for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.

    The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by approved centres only.

    Course Structure

    The Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practices qualification consists of 3 mandatory units plus 2 optional unit for a combined total of 30 credits, 300 Total Qualification Hours, DETC and 180 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

    Qualification Overview

    Each NCL Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice focuses on a specific practice area and there are ten to choose from. To achieve a Certificate, you need to study five courses in total:

    Mandatory units

    You will need to study three mandatory units as part of your Certificate, including an introductory unit and two professional skills units:

    1. Client Care Skills
    2. Legal Research Skills
    3. Introduction to Law and Practic

    One law and one practice unit

    You select one of the following combinations, depending on the area of law that you are most interested in:

    • Civil Litigation with Contract Law
    • Civil Litigation with Law of Tort
    • Conveyancing with Land Law
    • Criminal Litigation with Criminal Law
    • The Practice of Family Law with Family Law
    • The Practice of Employment Law with Employment Law
    • Probate Practice with Law of Wills and Succession
    • The Practice of Law for the Elderly Client with  Law of Wills and Succession
    • The Practice of Child Care Law with Family Law
    • Residential and Commercial Leasehold Conveyancing with Land Law
    Entry Requirements

    NCL Level 3 qualifications can be offered to learners from age 16. NCL does not specify entry requirements for these qualifications. NCL ensures that learners admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment criteria.

     NCL Centre must ensure learners are recruited with integrity onto appropriate qualifications that will meet their needs, enable and facilitate learning and achievement enable progression. The qualification is offered in English.

     English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.

    Areas of Study

    Available practice areas


    The NCL Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice is available in 10 practice areas:

    • Child Care Practice
    • Civil Litigation – with Law of Tort
    • Civil Litigation – with Contract Law
    • Conveyancing
    • Criminal Litigation
    • Elderly Client Practice
    • Employment Practice
    • Family Practice
    • Probate Practice
    • Residential and Commercial Leasehold Conveyancing
    Assessment and Verification

    All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by Newcastle. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

    To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. The judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

    The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.


    Successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies qualification enables learners’ direct entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree or pursue Level 4 Diplomas. As this qualification is approved and regulated by DETC Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, many universities acknowledge the ability of learners after studying Level 3 Certificate in Business Studies and consider for direct entry into a range of their Bachelor’s degree programmes.

    Membership and Examination

    NLC courses prepare you for the exams for the units that make up the qualifications. Exams are set by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (NCL). You will need to become a member of NCL and pay membership fees. Exam fees are also payable. Please refer to How our NCL courses work or individual course pages to find out more.

    Exploring your options

    Once you register with us (and for up to three years after you finish your studies), you’ll have full access to our careers service for a wide range of information and advice. This includes online forums, website, interview simulation, vacancy service as well as the option to email or speak to a careers adviser. 

    In the meantime if you want to do some research around this qualification and where it might take you, we’ve put together a list of relevant job titles as a starting point. Some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience.


    • barrister 
    • barrister’s clerk
    • chartered legal executive (England and Wales)
    • company secretary
    • detective
    • licensed conveyancer
    • paralegal
    • solicitor
    • advice worker
    • chartered accountant
    • civil service administrator
    • data analyst/scientist
    • forensic computer analyst
    • patent attorney
    • trading standards office

    Newcastle Law School is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is registerd with UK government.

    How to apply ?

    Simply follow the steps given below to enrol:
    1. Fill enrolment form on-line at https://nclaws.org/apply-now/
    (This can be paid online using credit or debit card)