Chartered Legal Executive (Level 6)
As a leading legal educator in the city of Leeds, Leeds Law School offers employers of paralegals the opportunity to support the professional development of their employees seeking to qualify as a fellow of CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executive) and become a Legal Executive Lawyer.
To be eligible, an apprentice will already need to be in possession of a qualifying law degree and to have started their qualifying employment.
The apprenticeship is delivered over two years. The teaching element of the apprenticeship takes place during the first year, divided across two 12-week semesters during which apprentices undertake three level 6 modules. This is either on a day / half day release basis, or attending study in the late afternoon on one or two days per week.. The second year culminates in an end point assessment (EPA), for which the university provides supervision and support during the second year in readiness for submission.
Everything you need to know
Modules studied on the programme:
- Client Care Skills
- Civil Litigation
Applicants must already be in possession of a qualifying law degree (QLD) or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). By the start date of the apprenticeship, the apprentice should already have undertaken the first year of a minimum of three years qualifying employment (as defined by CILEx). GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C (Grade 4) or above or an equivalent qualification.
How does the Degree Apprenticeship work?
Apprentices are in full time qualifying employment whilst undertaking this two year apprenticeship. An apprentice has the advantage of being able to quickly utilise knowledge and skills acquired during their studies within the workplace for the benefit of clients and colleagues and their own professional development.
In the first year of the apprenticeship, Client Care Skills is assessed by way of a combination of coursework and a presentation whilst Civil Litigation and Conveyancing are assessed by way of an examination.
Study takes place on campus at the university, most likely at City Campus. Supervision meetings will generally be held on campus. There will also be some work place visits during the apprenticeship.
How to Apply
Please note applications are submitted through the relevant employer, not directly from applicants.
Before starting an apprenticeship, applicants will be required to sign a “Commitment Statement” which details key information regarding the apprenticeship such as learning requirements, responsibilities of the apprentice, employer and university, assessments, delivery schedule, etc, some of which are detailed below. Further information on this, and general apprentice admissions requirements, may be sought from the Apprenticeships Team:
Tel: 0113 812 4500
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Information for Employers
Our Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship enables apprentices to develop the knowledge and professional competencies required by CILEx while mastering the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure they are competent to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive.
- Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer, confirming the apprenticeship and the standard being undertaken. This will be supplemented by a ‘Statement of Commitment’ signed by the employer, provider, and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibility of each party involved in the apprenticeship
- The apprentice must be already employed or specifically offered a position associated with the apprenticeship opportunity. In this case the employer will be responsible for the recruitment of Degree Apprentices. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website
- The employer pays Degree Apprentices at their normal rate whilst they are studying. Apprentices must be paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role
- Apprentices require a mentor in the workplace who will oversee their learning and coordinate with the university
- Apprentices spend a minimum of 20% of their working hours completing study for the course
Organisations with a wage bill in excess of £3 million can fund the course fees using their Apprenticeship Levy.
If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 95% of the costs and you will pay the remaining 5% of costs.
Applications for Apprenticeship Courses starting in September 2021
Please note: We will be closing the application window for courses on the 31 July 2021. Please make sure all applications are received by this deadline as we cannot guarantee a place on one of our apprenticeships after this date.
If you are an employer who is undertaking a recruitment process and will not have a person in post by the deadline, please contact the apprenticeship team to discuss further.
If you are an applicant that will be waiting for your exam results please also contact the apprenticeship team and we can advise on steps you need to take.