Chartered Legal Executive (Level 6)

Leeds Law School is offering the opportunity to qualify as a fellow of CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) and become a Legal Executive Lawyer by completing our Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship.

Chartered Legal Executive (Level 6)

Course Overview

  • Attendance

    Part Time
  • Duration

    2 years
  • Venue

    City Campus
  • Cost


The apprenticeship takes two years and is designed for LLB / GDL graduates to undertake whilst working in legal practice and is eligible for funding through the apprenticeship levy. Upon successful completion, as well as qualifying as a fellow of CILEx (the highest level of CILEx membership), apprentices will be awarded a Level 6 Professional Diploma in Legal Executive Practice by the university.

Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship Head of Subject (Postgraduate) at Leeds Law School, Louisa Ashley, talks about the Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship.

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Course Details

Employer Requirements

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, university and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibilities of each party involved in the apprenticeship.

  • Apprentices must be employed and paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role
  • You will be responsible for the recruitment of apprentices. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website
  • You pay apprentices at their normal rate whilst they are studying
  • Apprentices require a workplace mentor who will oversee their development and coordinate projects and learning with the university tutor

Employer Benefits

  • Our 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
  • Meet the unique needs of your organisation with apprentices learning at work, they are able to develop the knowledge and occupational competencies demanded by specific job roles, and meet the unique needs of your organisation
  • Increase your productivity - apprentices can keep your organisation up to date with the latest techniques and technology, increasing your productivity for the future
  • Fill your higher-level - higher-level skills are vital to organisation performance and economic growth. Through apprentices you can fill your higher-level skills gaps efficiently and effectively by tailoring the learning
  • Develop existing staff - you can develop your existing staff by allowing them to undertake an Apprenticeship or enabling them to work with an apprentice in the workforce, through mentoring opportunities and more


If the annual pay bill of your organisation exceeds £3m you will pay for your apprenticeship training through your levy account. 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.

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