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Is it your dream to work in the field of law and justice? Perhaps you already have a role in this growing and lucrative industry and want to advance your career. Take the next step in your professional development with our online paralegal courses.

Designed in consultation with legal industry and government representatives, this flexible learning programme will give you the skills you need to get ahead.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enrol on our online paralegal courses course, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Scope and Nature of Legal Terminology
    • What is Legal Terminology
    • Codification
    • Legal Language
    • Sources of Law
    • Types of Law
    • Separation of Powers
    2The Legal Workplace – People & Processes
    • Types of Lawyers
    • Law Courts
    • Jurisdiction
    • Levels of Courts
    • Court Functions
    3Legal Systems and International Law
    • Common Law Legal System
    • Civil Law
    • Mixed Systems
    • Codification of Law
    • Separation of Powers
    • International Law
    4Contract & Business Law
    • The Nature of Contract
    • Classes of Contracts
    • Validity and Enforcement
    • Contracts and Agreements
    • Legal Relations
    5Property Law
    • Property Law
    • Conveyancing
    • Intellectual Property
    6Wills, Probate, Estate Law
    • Estates
    • Wills
    • Trusts
    7Criminal Law
    • Criminal Law
    • History of Punishment
    • Tort Law
    8Common Paralegal Legal Matters
    • Family Law
    • Civil Actions
    • Bankruptcy
    • Insurance
    • Accidents Compensation
  • How Will You Benefit?

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    There are many benefits associated with completing our paralegal courses online. For example, you will:

    • Expedite your career in paralegal services
    • Access materials developed in consultation with senior professionals in the legal industry
    • Set your own timetable, allowing you to fit your legal studies around existing commitments
    • Have your own personal tutor to provide support and answer questions
    • Save money and time by learning remotely rather than in person
    • Pay upfront for a 10% reduction in the course fee, or choose our interest-free weekly payment plan

     Discover the benefits for yourself by enrolling on our paralegal courses today!

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  • Career Prospects

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    Taking this course will advance your career in a dynamic and thriving industry. There is significant demand for people with these skills in both the public and private sectors, and you will have the chance to specialise in the areas of law that interest you most.  

    What do paralegals do?

    Paralegals work as support staff to legal professionals including solicitors and barristers. They carry out a range of tasks, such as research, preparing legal documents and providing legal advice to clients. There is significant scope for career development once you enter this field, and your earning potential will increase as you gain experience.

    There are also a number of related roles. For example, you may be interested in becoming a legal secretary, legal administrative assistant, receptionist or account clerk.

    ICI’s paralegal studies course is your stepping-stone toward an exciting career working for in-house legal departments of large companies, private practice law firms and government departments specialising in:

    • Administrative law
    • Bankruptcy
    • Civil rights consumer law
    • Contract law
    • Criminal law
    • Environmental law
    • Estate planning
    • Family law
    • Healthcare law
    • Immigration law
    • Labour law
    • Litigation
    • Personal injury
    • Real estate law

     You might work for organisations such as:

    • Corporate legal departments
    • Insurance companies
    • Real estate and title insurance firms
    • Banks and financial institutions
    • Community legal services providers
    • Attorney general’s office
    • Government departments
    • Parliament
    • Court

    A competitive advantage

    Our online paralegal course will give you the skills and in-depth knowledge of the legal industry you need to keep pace in a busy law practice. This comprehensive learning programme teaches highly advanced practical skills in administration, paralegal systems and legal procedures.

    You will also gain an understanding of the concepts, terminology and documentation used in legal offices and courts, and develop the expertise necessary to carry out effective case research and reporting, as well preparing contracts such as probates, wills and leases.

    All of this will give you a competitive advantage when you are looking to take the next step in your career.

  • Course Levels Explained

    Diploma

    This qualification recognises graduates’ capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our online paralegal course.

    So if you want to enhance your career prospects in this interesting and varied field, simply enrol on our learning programme today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete their studies within:

    Diploma Level24 weeks

    Our flexible online course puts you in control of your timetable, allowing you to work at a pace that suits you.

    If you are in a hurry to complete the learning programme, you can fast track it and finish within a matter of months. Alternatively you can take your time. We allow up to three years to finish our paralegal course.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our paralegal course is carried out entirely online via distance learning (also called correspondence learning). This mode of studying is ideal if you need to fit your professional development around existing commitments, whether this is work, family or anything else.

    You decide when and where you study. Throughout the course, you will have access to a personal tutor who will provide advice and answer any questions you have. You can learn, submit assignments and take assessments wherever you are in the world at a time that suits you.

    Our paralegal course is designed to be relevant and engaging too, making it easy to stay focused and motivated throughout.

  • Recognition & Accreditation


    This learning programme is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

    Like all our courses, it takes a highly practical approach. Written and delivered by legal industry professionals, it teaches far more than just the theory behind this industry, giving you the insights and abilities you will need to succeed in this competitive field.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working as a paralegal or legal secretary? This course is for you. It will give you the opportunity to enhance your skills and upgrade your credentials, making it easier to secure promotions and better-paid roles.

    The fees for our paralegal course can be claimed as a tax deduction providing the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete the paralegal course are included in the course fee. Once you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all of your course and career questions and provide guidance.

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    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of studies and qualifications
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (for example: John Smith, DipPL)

    Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme.

  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 29th September 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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€823
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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career as a paralegal or legal secretary – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.

5Graduation

Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.