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Paralegal training

The term 'paralegal' is used for many differing roles within the legal world, and our range of options for paralegal training reflects that diversity, ranging from the equivalent of GCSE-level study to postgraduate level. 

You may wish to refer to the page titled 'What is a paralegal?' to assist you in selecting the best course for you.

Select a course to suit your current experience and your aspirations 

We offer distance learning courses as follows:

  • CILEx Level 3 Certificates in Law and Practice -  this is the paralegal qualification that we would recommend for all non-qualified support staff who wish to consolidate their current knowledge or move into fee earning. Select from eight areas of legal practice.
  • City & Guilds/CILEx Level 2 Certificate in Legal Studies -  set at approximately GCSE level and appropriate for support staff who  wish to gain background knowledge. Ideal if you have no current formal qualifications or to build confidence before moving on to a CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice if you have not studied for a long time. 
  • City & Guilds/CILEx Level 2 Award in Legal Studies - set at approximately GCSE level, courses leading to this qualification will give you an introduction to legal study.
  • CILEx Level 6 Single Subject Certificate - these are ideal if you have already studied law at either A level or degree level. These advanced courses are ideal for law graduates to gain in-depth knowledge in a particular area of legal practice, or for qualified staff who wish to study, or refresh their knowledge of, a particular area of law due to a career move to a new practice area.

For advice on course selection for paralegal training please call us on 01234 844300.