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The five-course CILEx Level 3 Certificates in Law and Practice are paralegal qualifications offered in a variety of legal practice areas. The Certificates are standalone qualifications but can also form part of the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice. CILEx Law School offers these paralegal courses by distance learning.
A great role for someone who wants their first step in legal training whilst gaining case management skills. This apprenticeship delivers paralegal competence in a legal practice area (which one will depend on the employer’s selection). It can lead on to further training to become a Chartered Legal Executive at the end of the apprenticeship.
The first stage of the academic training to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive is CILEx Level 3. Two qualifications can be achieved at this level: the CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice and the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice.
The CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice is the second stage of Chartered Legal Executive training and is appropriate for those who have achieved the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice.
The CLE Apprenticeship is a five-year programme leading to qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive. This is not currently an entry point for apprentices but is offered as a progression option.
The CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma (GFTD) is the qualification for law graduates who wish to complete the academic part of the Chartered Legal Executive qualification.
This six-year programme integrates a law degree into the apprenticeship programme. The Solicitor Apprenticeship is run in partnership with City Law School, part of City, University of London and Northumbria University.
The Level 3 Business Administrator pathway is designed for people who already manage processes without supervision in departments such as HR, business support or data entry. This is an alternative to or progression from the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.
The CILEx Level 2 Certificates in Legal Studies qualification provides an introduction to legal practice, with a focus on a specific practice area. It is comprised of 5 units.
The CILEx Level 2 Diploma for Legal Secretaries qualification aims to develop and refine your legal secretarial skills and to provide you with a recognised qualification. They will teach you about secretarial work in a legal environment, with a focus on either legal studies or legal information processing.