Course details

Course length

24 months

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

80% is on-the-job learning. The remaining 20% is through 'blended learning' - a combination of face-to-face and online teaching. Face-to-face sessions are usually delivered in blocks and we can be flexible, arranging them to fit around the workplace.

Course description

During this apprenticeship, you will learn to provide legal support whilst working under supervision as a qualified 'paralegal'. This role enables you to perform tasks such as:

You will learn through 80% on-the-job training and 20% off-the-job learning. Some of the areas we cover include:

If successful, you will gain this recognised professional qualification: CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Providing Legal Services.

Structure, certificates and assessment

This apprenticeship runs over 24 months/2 years. You will be completing on-the-job learning and uploading evidence of this to an e-portfolio, at the same time as studying for the CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Providing Legal Services.

This academic study will make up 20% of the course and is delivered through 'blended learning' - a combination of face-to-face and online teaching. Face-to-face sessions will be in blocks and online learning can include group webinars, independent activities or reading for half a day per week between the block study sessions.

Entry requirements

Employment requirements

You must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours per week and your employer must be prepared to cover the costs of the apprenticeship.

Academic requirements

Individual employers will usually set entry requirements. However, typically you will need these qualifications (or equivalents):

Fees and funding

The fees will be paid by the employer.

More information for employers

The cost of this apprenticeship will normally be in line with the funding band £9,000, but we are happy to consider individual agreements, depending on student numbers and your involvement.

How to apply

You will need to apply through your employer. However, you can find out more from us - please see below for contact information.

Contact us

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