Apprenticeships in Law

Apprenticeships in Law and Legal Services

What is an Apprenticeship in Law?

CILEx currently offers the qualifications required to complete the Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services (Level 3) and is also an End-point Assessment Provider for the following Trailblazer Apprenticeships in Law: 

  • Paralegal – Level 3
  • Chartered Legal Executive – Level 6 

Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services (Level 3)

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services is flexible and is designed to offer a structured programme of learning to fit around the needs of the individual and the employer.

Read more about the qualifications that make up the Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services.

Apprenticeship in Law (Paralegal) and Apprenticeship in Law (Chartered Legal Executive)

These apprenticeships are based on standards developed by employers and feature an End-point holistic assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that have been developed throughout the term of the Apprenticeship. An End-point assessment ensures that apprentices meet the standard set by employers and confirms that they are fully competent in the relevant occupation. Read more information about the new apprenticeships.

You can find copied of the Standards for both the Apprenticeship in Law (Paralegal) and Apprenticeship in Law (Chartered Legal Executive) by clicking the relevant links. 

Apprenticeships are employer driven, and are funded mainly by the employer organisations themselves, although there is some Government funding available.  Employers select an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (ATP) to deliver the required training in preparation for the End-Point Assessment.

Employers are also able to choose the End-point assessment organisation (EPAO).  CILEx has been approved as an EPAO to deliver the end point assessments for both the Paralegal standard and for the Chartered Legal Executive standard, and is listed on the government’s Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations.

Read more on the Assessment plan for the Apprenticeships in Law - Paralegal

Read more on the Assessment plan for the Apprenticeship in Law - Chartered Legal Executive.

For more information about the Apprenticeships listed above please contact our membership team: or call 01234 845777.

Legal Services Apprenticeship

An Apprentice completing the Advanced Apprenticeship will study CILEx Legal Services qualifications, which have been specially developed to meet the needs of the Apprentices.  These consist of an ‘on the job’ competence qualification and the choice of a range of ‘off the job’ knowledge qualifications. 

Paralegal Trailblazer Apprenticeship

An apprentice completing the Paralegal Trailblazer Apprenticeship will receive regular training from an Apprenticeship Training Provider.  Their programme of learning will be developed and agreed by their employer and the training provider.  So each apprentices experience will be different but the training programme could include recognised qualifications such as those offered by CILEx.

Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship

An Apprentice completing the Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship will complete the Level 3 and Level 6 CILEx Professional qualifications as part of the Apprenticeship. Those possessing a qualifying law degree may be able to complete the join an Apprenticeship and complete the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma. 

All Apprentices will be required to pass an End-point assessment at the end of the Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship.

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