The National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) is the first organization of its type to achieve accreditation from the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (OFQUAL), the Government agency regulating qualifications in England.
With NALPs excellent track record, the accreditation enhances the professional body’s standing within the UK and internationally.
Amanda Hamilton, Chief Executive of NALP, expressed her delight at the accreditation and commented on the unique nature of the courses.
“What makes the NALP’s qualifications special is that they have been specifically designed and are recognised by the profession. This means that students interested in working as a paralegal will have easier access to accredited courses and training.”
NALP is the leading professional body for paralegals in England and Wales and specialises in promoting the Paralegal Profession and paralegal training offering courses for school leavers, legal support staff, law graduates and career changers.
“The OFQUAL status award has enhanced our opportunity to service the increased demand from potential students,” said Ms Hamilton.
“NALP has now extended access and are planning to encourage more colleges and universities to run their courses throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”
The National Association of Licensed Paralegals will be celebrating their 23rd Anniversary and Awarding Body Status on the 11th March 2010 at the House of Commons.