Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship

Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship

The CLE Apprenticeship is a five-year programme leading to qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive. This is not currently an entry point for apprentices but is offered as a progression option.

Entry requirements

The Chartered Legal Apprenticeship is a progression option for people holding the following qualifications:

At a glance

Support and assessment

Delivery of the knowledge element is by webinar. You will sit exams set by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) as you progress through the programme.

You will be assessed in the final months of your apprenticeship to ensure that you have met all standards. The final assessment will consist of:

  • a portfolio to demonstrate that CILEx’s qualifying employment requirements have been met
  • an extended case study showing that you can apply the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the standard to run a legal matter/case from start to finish as part of the end-point assessment.

Getting started

The Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship is generally offered to persons who are already employed and are progressing on completion of either the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law & Practice qualification or a law degree. Alternatively, if you hold one of the qualifications listed in the entry requirements section above, you can approach your chosen organisation, or current employer, and ask whether they might be interested in taking you on as an apprentice. Please direct them to CILEx Law School for further information or before starting as they’ll need to complete some administrative formalities.

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