Below are the current apprenticeship terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are required to be accepted by the apprentice prior to enrolment. They are subject to change and up-to-date versions will be available in your CLS Handbook for Apprentices and our website.
For the avoidance of doubt, this agreement is the basis upon which you are being offered a place on a CILEX Law School apprenticeship. It supersedes any previous offers, promises or representations. If you believe you were promised or advised of things which are different from, or additional to what is in this agreement, then please speak to CILEX Law School before signing.
Where you are waiting for results for qualifications/CILEX units relied on as part of your application, your offer is conditional upon your passing those qualifications/CILEx units and providing evidence of this prior to induction.
Who is Contracting with Whom?
This agreement is between you and CILEX Law School, part of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). The programme, including the associated resources, is not transferable to any other party. The laws of England and Wales govern this agreement, and the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.
Submission of supporting evidence
Current qualifications: where you have relied on specific qualifications and examination results in your application and enrolment form, you must provide evidence of these results and/or achievements prior to your induction.
Upcoming results: when you are expecting examination results or the completion of a qualification between the submission of your enrolment paperwork and the start of your apprenticeship, you must submit evidence of your results and/or achievement prior to your induction. Once your examination results are available please email firstname.lastname@example.org and send the relevant supporting evidence.
Exemptions: If your apprenticeship depends upon your exemption status you will be required to apply and provide evidence of that exemption prior to the start of the apprenticeship.
Failure to provide this evidence will result in a delay of your apprenticeship start.
CILEX/CILEX Regulation rules and regulations
To be admitted to, and to successfully complete a CILEX Law School Paralegal or Chartered Legal Executive apprenticeship, you must apply for CILEX membership and comply with the associated rules and regulations.
Where required, you must complete the membership application as instructed. Any delay in making the membership application may result in you not having access to myCILEX or exam permits, meaning that you will not be able to sit your exams. CILEX Law School will pay your CILEX fees for the duration of the apprenticeship programme. Once you complete or leave the programme early, and should you wish to continue your membership, you will be liable for any further CILEX fees.
On applying for CILEX membership you must make a prior conduct declaration. Given that completion of your programme is dependent on obtaining CILEX membership, you must notify CILEX Law School if any conduct issue might affect your eligibility for membership. All CILEX members are required to comply with CILEX and CILEX Regulation’s rules and regulations on an ongoing basis so these will apply for the duration of your apprenticeship. Should you fail to meet the requirements at any point during your programme, CILEX Law School reserves the right to remove you from the apprenticeship programme with immediate effect.
You should inform us immediately if you think that you may have breached the rules and regulations. More information on eligibility for membership and associated requirements can be found on CILEX Regulation’s website here.
The apprenticeship information contained in CILEX Law School materials (for example, induction materials), prospectuses and website was correct at the time of going to press. However, the details therein are for guidance only and remain subject to alteration.
Copyright in all course materials remains that of CILEX Law School or any respective other partner organisation (for example, other providers or awarding bodies).
Any unauthorised reproduction or transmission of any part of the course materials, whether electronically or otherwise, will constitute an infringement of copyright. No part of the materials may be lent, resold or hired out for any purpose without prior written permission. We will withdraw the course without compensation from any student found or suspected of abusing our copyright and refer the matter to CILEX Regulation.
You are expected to comply with the CLS Student Code of Conduct. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your programme in line with our Malpractice procedure, Academic Performance procedure and/or Disciplinary procedure.
Preparation and Attendance
You are expected to prepare for and attend all teaching sessions and complete all tasks or assessments by the requisite deadlines. Poor attendance or engagement can lead to the Academic Performance Procedure being invoked and your employer being notified.
Break in learning/Withdrawal
A break in learning may be available should you need to temporarily suspend your learning, with a view to returning to your programme after an agreed period of time. You will need the agreement of CILEX Law School and your employer for this. Reasons for taking a break in learning could include medical treatments, work or personal reasons. During a break in learning any time spent on study cannot count towards the 20% off the job learning time. You must therefore notify us if you wish to return to your programme before the date originally agreed.
Should you wish to withdraw from the course completely, your request must be put in writing to CILEX Law School and be communicated clearly and unambiguously.
General enquiries or questions for information on the break in learning or withdrawal procedures would not, in itself, be regarded as a formal notification of your intentions.
Changes in circumstances
Residency: to be eligible for apprenticeship funding, you must be living, and working at least 50% of your working hours, in England. You must alert us as soon as possible should your circumstances in this regard change.
Employment status: to be eligible for apprenticeship funding you must be employed as an apprentice for a minimum of 16 hours a week. If your employment circumstances change, such as a reduction or increase in working hours, or if you leave your employment or are made redundant, you must contact us as soon as possible.
Contact details: should your personal or work contact details change you must alert us as soon as possible.
Prior conduct: if you are facing any proceedings, as listed under the Prior Conduct section in our Admissions Policy, at any point during your apprenticeship you must inform us as soon as possible.
Salary: should your salary change so that it falls below the National Minimum Wage for Apprenticeships as listed here please alert us immediately.
Any changes in the above must be communicated urgently to CILEX Law School as this may affect your eligibility to continue on programme.