EPA Fees & 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 Law & Civil Litigation
  • Contract Law & Commercial Practice
  • Employment Law & Practice
  • Land Law & Conveyancing Practice
  • Wills & Probate Practice
  • Tort Law & Civil Litigation
  • Family Law & Practice
  • Family Law & Childcare Practice
  • Criminal Law & Litigation
  • 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. 

Assessment Timetables

Summer 2022
Autumn 2022
Spring 2023
Summer 2023
Autumn 2023

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

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

Spring 2023 (Window 1) 

Submission Date: 6 January 
Gateway Date:
13 January 
Advanced Materials:
16 January 
Timed Assessments:
6 February – 10 February 
13 February – 24 February 
5 May 

Summer 2023 (Window 2) 

Submission Date: 12 May 
Gateway Date:
19 May 
Advanced Materials:
22 May 
Timed Assessments:
19 June – 23 June  
Interviews: 26 June –
7 July (potentially to 10- 14 July) 
Results: 8 September 

 Autumn 2023 (Window 3) 

Submission Date: 8 September 
Gateway Date: 
15 September 
Advanced Materials: 
18 September 
Timed Assessments: 
9 October – 13 October 
Interviews: 16 October –
27 October 
15 December  

Paralegal End-Point Resits

If you wish to re-sit any of the End-Point Assessment, please make contact with your Training Provider who will make the application on your behalf.

Chartered Legal Executive End-Point Assessment

Training Provider Guide to the Chartered Legal Executive End-Point Assessment
Apprentice Guide to the Chartered Legal Executive End-Point Assessment
Case Study Outcomes Evidence
Chartered Legal Executive Apprentice Employer Declaration
Portfolio Outcome Evidence Checklist
Supervisor Endorsement Form
EPA Gateway Declaration

General Guidance

CILEX Access Arrangements Policy - CILEX End-Point Assessment
CILEX Special Consideration Procedure - CILEX End-Point Assessment