Thirty-six members of staff from the BBC’s commercial, rights and business affairs department are working towards CILEx qualifications in the context of a new in-house scheme set up with CILEx Law School. The training will be delivered by CILEx Law School and includes face-to-face and webinar teaching alongside distance learning and qualifying employment.
Nineteen of the new starters will be studying for the CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice in Civil Litigation. This includes an introductory unit and units in Contract Law, Civil Litigation and professional skills.
Five employees, who already hold a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law, will study Level 6 courses leading to a CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma and two employees are studying for the non-graduate CILEx Level 6 qualification.
The remaining ten are LLB and LPC graduates who will be working to achieve the work-based learning outcomes to become Chartered Legal Executives.
The individuals are based in BBC offices in Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Salford and London.
Kathryn Richardson, Head of Legal for BBC Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs, who was instrumental in establishing the study scheme said: “We are really delighted to be able to make this opportunity available to our teams. The CILEx qualifications offer an excellent vehicle for the BBC to develop the knowledge of its business affairs staff to carry out their roles with increased confidence, whilst also meeting personal development goals.”
Jenny Pelling, Business Director at CILEx Law School, said: “We already have a good working relationship with the BBC through their legal apprenticeship scheme. This further initiative illustrates the flexibility of CILEx qualifications to meet specific business needs. As CILEx Law School specialises in supported distance learning, we are ideally placed to deliver knowledge to BBC staff in various locations.”
Find out more about the CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.
Find out more about the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma for law graduates.
Find out more about the non-graduate CILEx training route.