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Defendant personal injury

If you are looking to train personnel to work in defendant PI then we have a number of courses to choose from, depending on the current level of knowledge of the prospective student.

Legal apprenticeships

This area of legal practice benefits from two of the new legal apprenticeships:

The government will contribute to apprenticeship training for eligible young people recruited on to recognised apprenticeship programmes. Workplace skills are delivered alongside technical legal knowledge. Current employees can be eligible, depending on their previous education and experience.

Supported distance learning courses

For those employees who are not eligible for legal apprenticeship funding,

Courses are shown in the table below. Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE level; Level 3 is equivalent to A level; Level 6 is equivalent to honours-degree level for law courses or LPC-level for legal practice courses.

Who do you want to train? Knowledge and skills you are looking for Recommended courses Cost ex VAT Cost inc VAT What the course will deliver
Law apprentice (can be current member of staff)

Ability to progress standard files under supervision
 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services - personal injury pathway Govt funded training for those aged up to 19 on commencing programme. Up to 50% for those aged 23 and under  Competent file handler incl client contact. Workplace skills are developed alongside technical legal knowledge
Unqualified legal process staff CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Civil Litigation) £1195.83 £1435 Competent file handler incl client contact. This is a recognised paralegal qualification on the National Qualifications Framework
CILEx Level 3 Units 1 Intro, Unit 5  Law of Tort and Unit 9 Civil Litigation    £804.17 £965 The same knowledge of law and procedure as above, but without the professional skills units
Law graduate paralegal Ability to progress files and to liaise with clients CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma £1712.49 £2205 This is the qualification to convert law graduates to Graduate Members of CILEx
Newly-recruited legal secretary/ administrator More proficient legal secretary/ administrator City & Guilds/ CILEx Level 3 Certificate for Legal Secretaries £491.67 £590 Advanced secretarial skills. Add additional units to achieve the Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries
Understanding the context of their legal secretarial/ administrative work City & Guilds/ CILEx Level 2 Certificate in Legal Studies with Unit 204 as elective subject £491.67 £590 Background knowledge - not at file-handling level

Course information

All courses are delivered by supported distance learning. Follow the links to find out more about the courses including course duration, number of anticipated study hours and the materials, online resources and support available.

Fees and timings

Course fees quoted are for the academic year 2016-17. For CILEx Level 3 and Level 6 courses there are also CILEx membership and exam fees.

Get in touch


If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Jenny Pelling, our Director of Business and Apprenticeships, on 01234 844326 or email


Call Now

To find out how we can help you to develop your staff call Noel Inge on 01234 844325, or email