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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration at CILEx Law School Ltd

Course description

This is an 18-21 month programme.

This apprenticeship is ideal for school leavers or for current legal process staff/ administrators who have 5 GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent, including Maths and English.

 

Mandatory units

• The Legal Environment.

• Communication in a business environment.

• Manage own performance and development.

• Develop working relationships with colleagues.

• Legal text processing.

• Legal audio processing.

• Proofreading in the legal environment.

• Working in the legal environment.

• Health and safety in a business environment.

• Employee rights and responsibilities.

 

Optional units

Group A – 10 credits are required in total. Credits for each unit are shown in brackets. Select those most suited to your business needs.

• Produce business documents (3).

• Maintain and operate information storage and retrieval system (4).

• Take minutes of meetings (3).

• Provide reception services (3).

 

Group B – One to be selected.

• Principles of criminal liability.

• Principles of contract liability.

• Principles of Negligence.

• Law in the workplace.

• Civil litigation.

• Family law.

• Wills and succession.

• Conveyancing.

 

Delivery

Apprentices will be provided with a range of comprehensive learning materials, on-line activities, webinars and an on-line typing course. 

 

Assessment

All assessments take place in the workplace and include MCQ exams, competence assessments, time constrained exams and written assignments depending on the units chosen.

 

Progression

Apprentices who complete the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration may be able to progress to either the Paralegal or Solicitor Apprenticeship, or enrol on CILEx Level 3 professional courses to develop their knowledge and skills to paralegal level.

Course content

Mandatory units

• The Legal Environment.

• Communication in a business environment.

• Manage own performance and development.

• Develop working relationships with colleagues.

• Legal text processing.

• Legal audio processing.

• Proofreading in the legal environment.

• Working in the legal environment.

• Health and safety in a business environment.

• Employee rights and responsibilities.

 

Optional units

Group A – 10 credits are required in total. Credits for each unit are shown in brackets. Select those most suited to your business needs.

• Produce business documents (3).

• Maintain and operate information storage and retrieval system (4).

• Take minutes of meetings (3).

• Provide reception services (3).

 

Group B – One to be selected.

• Principles of criminal liability.

• Principles of contract liability.

• Principles of Negligence.

• Law in the workplace.

• Civil litigation.

• Family law.

• Wills and succession.

• Conveyancing.

 

Entry requirements

This apprenticeship is ideal for school leavers or for current legal process staff/ administrators who have 5 GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent, including Maths and English.

Assessment

All assessments take place in the workplace and include MCQ exams, competence assessments, time constrained exams and written assignments depending on the units chosen.

Financial information

What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?

There are a whole range of benefits to doing an apprenticeship, including:

  • salary:
    this may not seem all that important now if your parents are supporting you, but getting a salary straight out of school can provide you with some level of financial freedom and independence. This could allow you to attain some of your goals: our apprentices say they were able to buy a car, plan a great holiday or set up a savings plan with a view to purchasing a house, for example
     
  • qualifications:
    all apprenticeships lead to the award of a qualification. The qualification will vary depending on the level of apprenticeship you are employed to follow, and ranges from a diploma in legal administration through to qualification as a solicitor.
    Find out about the apprenticeship programmes we offer
     
  • work experience:
    when employers are surveyed to find out what they look for in young recruits, one thing that always features is experience and business awareness. With an apprenticeship, you can get a head start on other candidates by having hands-on experience in the workplace
     
  • training:
    an apprenticeship combines both real world and further education experience. You will learn the ins-and-outs of how an organisation works on a day-to-day basis and also learn the theory behind the tasks you undertake
     
  • avoid debt:
    by doing an apprenticeship you can also avoid some of the burdens that come with uni, such as bank overdrafts or student debt, which can run into the tens of thousands of pounds. With uni tuition and living costs going up, and students facing years of repayments once they do start working, an apprenticeship is a good way of dodging a long term financial commitment.

Future opportunities

What happens when I complete my apprenticeship?

Our experience is that the majority of our legal apprentices are kept on by their employers at the end of their apprenticeship. Others gain employment in another part of the legal sector.

If you complete the Advanced or Paralegal appreticeship and are retained by your employer as a paralegal, you may be sponsored to study further to gain professional status as either a Chartered Legal Executive or solicitor.

Further information

Apprenticeships versus university, which is best?

Comparing a legal apprenticeship with a law degree is not straightforward. There is value in both options. If you want to avoid debt, then being employed as an apprentice has its attractions. Typical debt levels of undergraduates are estimated at upwards of £40,000, which has to be repaid after you graduate. Often in the form of government loans, this debt will be paid off once the graduate is earning a salary over £21,000. 

The arguments in favour of university were more compelling when it was the exclusive route into a professional career. That situation is changing, with young people able to access a career in law as a Chartered Legal Executive or solicitor through the apprenticeship route (in fact, the Chartered Legal Executive route has been open to non-graduates for over 50 years).

There are non-monetary reasons for attending university: the social life and other activities that universities offer. But our apprentices tell us that their apprenticeship doesn’t prevent them from having a social life and their salary allows them to aspire to more (holidays, savings plan, car, etc.).

It is also worth noting that the options are not mutually-exclusive and you can go on to do a degree at uni after completing a lower level apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact CILEx Law School Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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