CILEx introduces an apprenticeship in legal services

Developing its Legal Services apprenticeship

Developing its Legal Services apprenticeship

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has announced that as a way to provide more opportunities for those looking to enter the legal profession, it will develop its Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services.

CILEx has teamed up with Skills for Justice and the College of Law to make these developments possible. The scheme is due to launch in autumn 2013.

Diane Burleigh, Chief Executive of CILEx, says: “CILEx is already home to apprenticeship style learning. We’ve been leading on vocational learning in law for 50 years and we’re already the awarding body for the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services, so continuing to lead on the creation of further legal apprenticeships and providing more options for paralegals and aspiring lawyers is only natural.”

Burleigh adds: “Anyone who has completed the Level 3 legal apprenticeship, and wants to work towards becoming a fully qualified lawyer, will be exempt from certain CILEx modules. This apprenticeship will give them a strong foundation for a future career as a lawyer too, but also offers and excellent qualification in its own right.”