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18 - 24 Months
Course code AVPLPF1SA

Paralegal, Apprenticeship

This paralegal apprenticeship is suitable for those who are providing legal support while working under supervision.

It has been designed in collaboration with a number of law firms and legal departments with experience in employing paralegals, with the close involvement of CILEx Regulation and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Alongside work-based study, you will work towards a CILEx Level 3 Certificate, which you can then continue on to achieve the Level 3 Diploma. The CILEx Certificate is taught at Weston College and is assessed through exams and written assignments.

A work-based assessor will visit you at the firm to assess practical skills and professional behaviour to complete a portfolio of evidence ready for the end point assessment.

This apprenticeship is designed to last up to 24 months, however this can be reduced depending on your ability, previous skills and knowledge.

With the appropriate job role, you may be able to progress onto the Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship at Levels 6.


“CILEx is a brilliant opportunity for people who do not want to go down the University route. Since being a member of CILEx I have grown in confidence, the staff are so supportive and I really enjoy my time at College. The main reason why I was so drawn to CILEx is that I work alongside my studies, so it is the best of both worlds.” Daisy Sellick, Alletsons Solicitors – Level 3 Paralegal Apprentice

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4 or above, or have completed the Level 2 course. You will also need to be in relevant employment, but we can support you to find this.

Course Level

Level 3

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What our students say

Alice, Business and Administration, Apprenticeship

“I love that each day at work as an apprentice is different; it keeps it interesting and I enjoy the hands-on experience I get daily.”

For Alice, one highlight of her Apprenticeship is that it has provided her with the opportunity to learn from extra training and learning experiences. She says she appreciates the fact that she gets to work with different skilled workers regularly, to help build up her knowledge. She adds that gaining a qualification at the same time as working is an added bonus."

What next? Alice is planning to work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship. She enjoys her role as an apprentice so much that she feels business and administration is where she would like to continue working in the future.

Former School: Priory

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