EPA Fees and Resources


The resources below are designed to support the registration, delivery and assessment of Apprenticeships. 

General information about what CILEX offers as part of the End-Point Assessment can be found in CILEX Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment - Specification.

EPA Costs - Per Apprentice

To assist apprentices, employers and training providers, CILEX has set out the fee payable for the End-Point Assessment.


The fee is the sum of all mandatory fees that must be paid for the End-Point Assessment and is based on apprentices passing the assessments at the first attempt.  If a further attempt is needed, an additional fee is payable.  The table below shows the fees relating to the End-Point Assessment as of 1 January 2022.

Apprenticeship EPA
Paralegal Level 3 (Non-Member)
Paralegal Level 3 (Member)
Chartered Legal Executive Level 6

* The End-Point Assessment fee is reduced for apprentices who are CILEX members.

Associated Fees

The associated fees encompass all fees for optional services related to the delivery and award of the End-Point Assessment.

Optional Services
Resit Fee
   Per Timed Assessment (Non-Member)
   Per Timed Assessment (Member)
   Interview (Non-Member)
   Interview (Member)

Clerical Check £15.00*
Review of Marking £50.00*
Stage 1 Appeal £30.00
Stage 2 Appeal £40.00
Appeal Against an Apprentice Malpractice Decision £50.00 

* The clerical check fee, review of marking fee is refunded if the check/review identifies an error in grade awarded.   For example, if as a result of a clerical check the apprentice’s result is revised from a FAIL to a PASS.

Paralegal End-Point Assessment – Available Pathways

We currently have the following pathways available for the Paralegal Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment:

    • Contract & Civil Litigation
    • Employment Law & Practice
    • Land Law & Conveyancing
    • Private Client & Wills and Succession
    • Tort & Civil Litigation
    • Family Law & Practice
    • Contract & Commercial

Additional pathways are available on request, subject to 12 months’ notice.

Please click on the images or links below to download the relevant information for you.

Paralegal End-Point Assessment

Employer Guide to the CILEX End-Point Assessment
Apprentice Guide for the Paralegal Apprenticeship
CILEX EPA Specification
16 Week EPA Process
EPA Notification of Change Form
EPA Cancellation Form

Paralegal End-Point Assessment Windows

September 2021 (Window 3)

Submission Date: 10 September
Gateway Date: 17 September
Advanced Materials: 20 September
Timed Assessments: 11 October – 22 October
Interviews: 25 October – 5 November
Results: 17 December (13-week turnaround due to Christmas)

January 2022 (Window 1)

Submission Date: 7 January
Gateway Date: 14 January
Advanced Materials Released: 17 January
Timed Assessments: 7 February - 18 February
Interviews: 21 February - 4 March
Results: 6 May

June 2022 (Window 2)

Submission Date: 13 May
Gateway Date: 20 May
Advanced Materials: 23 May
Timed Assessments: 20 June – 1 July
Interviews: 4 July – 15 July (potentially to 18 - 22 July)
Results: 9 September

September 2022 (Window 3)

Submission Date: 9 September
Gateway Date: 17 September
Advanced Materials: 19 September
Timed Assessments: 10 October – 21 October
Interviews: 24 October – 4 November
Results: 16 December

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