Level 7 Chartered Legal Executive Litigator and Advocate EPA v1.0

On successful completion of the Level 7 Chartered Legal Executive Litigator and Advocate EPA employees will be responsible for managing a caseload of legal matters, providing advice to clients to customers and advocating for clients in courtroom settings.

Background information

The information outlined on this page relates to the CILEX Level 7 Chartered Legal Executive End Point Assessment (EPA) version 1.0. This apprenticeship is for apprentices working in a contentious area of law.

Key support resources

We’re in the process of developing some additional support resources to assist with planning and delivery of this EPA, but for the meantime, the below document has been provided to give you some additional details relating to this EPA.

Training providers must register apprentices, providing provisional gateway dates, with CILEX a minimum of 6 months before the apprentice reaches the gateway.

The EPA for this apprenticeship has two components:

  1. Portfolio of Evidence against the relevant CILEX Regulation Standard
  2. Advocacy Skills assessment.

The Portfolio is incorporated in the CPQ Professional stage, a qualification that is mandated as part of the On-Programme Learning element of this apprenticeship. The CPQ Professional Experience Portfolio (PEP) is the Portfolio of Evidence required for the EPA and must be completed before reaching the Gateway stage. Following submission, the Portfolio undergoes assessment by a CILEX Independent Assessor.

The Advocacy Skills assessment can only be achieved once the apprentice has achieved a Pass grade for the Portfolio component and will address several different areas, including:

  • Interviewing (Civil and Family)
  • Negotiation (Civil and Family)
  • Case Analysis and Theory (Civil, Family and Criminal)
  • Skeleton Arguments (Civil and Family)
  • Advocacy – preparation and at the hearing (Civil, Family and Criminal)
  • Evidence (Civil, Family and Criminal)
  • Professional Condict (Civil, Family and Criminal)

It’s expected that the full EPA process will take approximately 6 months. Starting with passing through the Gateway and concluding with the release of the final EPA results.

EPA funding and fees

¹ CILEX is waiting for confirmation of the requirements for the Advocacy Skills Assessment and will review its fee accordingly. Any review would see the fee decrease

Need more information?

If you have any questions about the Level 7 Chartered Legal Executive Litigator and Advocate apprenticeship, please email our helpful team.