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Use CILEx Law School training to retain your good staff

In business areas where work diminishes, shedding staff is often seen as the answer. However, redundancy can be painful for your business as well as the individuals who are affected by it.

There may be staff you want to retain because you have invested in them and they have the right attitudes and skills. Retraining can be an attractive alternative to redundancy where staff’s existing knowledge of your business could be allied with expertise in a new practice area.

Where speed is of the essence

Your staff can become familiar with a new area of law and associated procedures very quickly by selecting from our CILEx Level 3 courses in law and practice. Qualified staff requiring foundation knowledge in a new discipline might expect to complete the courses in a shorter period of study than the recommended 60 hours. If your staff study for the optional exam you can be confident that they will retain the knowledge attained.

Subjects that might be of interest include Family Law, Family Practice, Employment Law, Employment Practice or the Practice of Law for the Elderly Client. The law and practice courses cost £316.67 (£380 including VAT) each. CILEx membership and exam fees are also payable.

For in-depth knowledge

For your experienced and/or qualified staff, our CILEx Level 6 courses are available in 20 law and practice subjects. Level 6 is approximately equivalent to honours-degree level in academic standard. You can be sure that your staff will acquire a thorough and current understanding in their chosen subject.

Each course requires a recommended 190 hours' study, so staff will require a minimum of six months to complete a course at this level, and each course is valid for a period of 15 months to offer maximum flexibility. Solicitors’ CPD of 12 hours is available if the course is completed, even if the exam is not taken.

The range of subjects means that you can almost certainly select a subject which is suited to your business’s requirements. CILEx Level 6 subjects that are currently popular for redeploying staff include Employment Law; Family Law; Immigration Law; Law of Wills and Succession; The Practice of Family Law; The Practice of Employment Law and Probate Practice. Law and practice courses cost £5583.33 (£700 including VAT) each. CILEx membership and exam fees are also payable.

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