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Courses for local authority staff


Many local authorities use our courses in law and legal practice in a number of different departments. The wide subject choice and range of academic level offered, allows training managers to select the ideal course for staff in a wide variety of job roles, not just those in the legal department.

Introductory courses for non-legal staff

Our CILEx Level 3 courses are ideal for introductory-level study.  An introductory course in the Law of Contract is an ideal starting point for purchasing staff, whereas staff working in social welfare might benefit from an introductory course in Family Law.

Higher-level courses for non-legal staff

In-depth subject knowledge can be gained through our Level 6 courses. These are at the equivalent to honours-degree level for law subjects, or LPC-level for legal practice subjects. Courses can be studied individually or as part of a broader programme of study leading to qualifications awarded by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives depending on the aspirations of the student.

Courses regularly used by local authority staff include our Level 6 course in Planning Law and our Level 6 course in Landlord and Tenant Law.

Legal apprenticeships for local authorities

Apprenticeships are now available for young people employed in the legal sector. There are three options available, depending on the age and experience of the prospective apprentice: the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration, the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services and the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services. Please call us on 01234 844300 or email apprenticeenquiry@cilexlawschool.ac.uk to find out how to start the process of recruiting and employing apprentices.

Our Business Director Jenny Pelling has written an article about apprenticeships in the Careers and Training edition of Local Government Lawyer (see page 16). See also the news story about the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Specialist courses for legal staff

Many paralegals and qualified lawyers use our courses to develop specialist knowledge. Click on the practice areas below to see what is available in the following practice areas:

If you would like to discuss your staff’s development needs with us please contact Noel Inge, on 01234 844325.

Mair Young, Senior Chartered Legal Executive

Mair Young

Staffordshire County Council

Before I completed my law degree at university, I knew I did not want to undertake the LPC course. I wanted to first obtain experience in the work place to be sure that I wanted to progress with a legal career. ... read full