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Paralegal Apprenticeship

Level 3 - Advanced

Paralegal Apprenticeship

A great opportunity to access the law world by completing a Paralegal apprenticeship. Our Paralegal Apprenticeship combines a hands-on approach with the academic knowledge required to be a successful paralegal. Attention to detail, communication skills and managing pressure in a busy environment are key attributes that are part of this role and others in the legal industry.

This two year qualification has been developed with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives to give an understanding of the legal environment. It is designed to assist Law firms to recruit talented, young people and develop them into fee-earning roles, as well as to train and develop existing members of staff. This Apprenticeship is a partnership between the employer, employee and college. It is designed to give students an insight into the legal profession. It provides an excellent training mechanism to provide routes into higher education. It is a structured programme of learning which combines work-based learning with academic learning.

If you are looking to apply for an apprenticeship and are available to start immediately, please follow this link where you will find our current apprenticeship vacancies.

If you are currently in full time education studying towards qualifications and looking to apply for an apprenticeship next academic year, please apply via the button below.

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Sutton Coldfield College




Sutton Coldfield College



* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: Weeks

Individual employers set the selection criteria however, for entry onto this apprenticeship, applicants must have 5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 and above or equivalent including English and maths, 2 A levels and or relevant experience.  Learners will need to be 18+ to apply for this course.

Combining technical training delivered by industry experts with in work development, the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services, has been designed by employers to ensure that it meets the legal sector’s needs.

After completing this standard, employees could potentially progress to the Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship or the Solicitor Apprenticeship.  In a non-apprenticeship role, learners wishing to progress their studies towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer can move onto the CILEX Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice. After completing this and the required qualifying employment period, a candidate would qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive.

We work with a range of large and small  employers that support apprentices through their journey.

The level 3 Apprenticeship covers modules in ethics, professionalism and judgement, technical legal practice, managing themselves and their own work, working with other people.