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Throughout the year
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.

What our students say

Sam Ashton, Business L3

Sam Ashton

"We covered such a wide range of business topics, and the industry placement gave me a great insight into the day to day life in my chosen career. I have learnt a lot of transferable skills, which will be useful for almost every job!."

Former school: King Alfred's

Studied: Business L3

What next? Studying an Events Management course at University of Plymouth

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