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.

Options tailored to your needs

Select one of the options below to find our recommendation for the best level of study for you. You can also visit our ‘What is a paralegal?’ page for more information.

The options available to you depend on your current academic qualifications and your level of confidence. The options are as follows:

  • CILEx Level 3 Certificates in Law and Practice: this is the paralegal qualification that we would recommend for anyone who wants to gain an entry-level paralegal qualification who has already studied at A-level or above. Enrolling on this qualification is an ideal way of showing a prospective employer that you are interested in entering the legal sector. There are ten areas of legal practice available.
  • CILEx Level 2 Certificate in Legal Studies: this is a lower-level course which is appropriate if you have no formal academic qualifications. It can also help to build up your confidence before moving on to a CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice if you are unsure where to start.

CILEx Level 6 Single Subject Certificate: these advanced courses are ideal for law graduates to gain in-depth knowledge in a particular area of legal practice. They can be studied individually and will also contribute to the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma.

Non-core law subjects which may not have formed part of a qualifying law degree or GDL can also be studied, for example Family Law, Employment Law, Immigration Law or Wills and Succession. These might be particularly relevant for 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.