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A new paralegal apprenticeship for the legal sector

A brand-new apprenticeship framework for the legal sector will be available to study in September and January for one afternoon a week for those employed and inspiring to work in legal services.

The programme, which is fully supported by The Law Society’s Wales office, is being run in collaboration with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group which includes Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion.

Apprenticeships will be offered as routes into the legal profession with specialist training in CILEX, The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, which is a professional, statutory or regulatory body for the legal
services sector.

There is Welsh Government funding available for those who are eligible and training will take place at University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Swansea campus.

Naldo Diana, Executive Director of Business Engagement and Innovation at Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion stated: “Apprenticeships are flexible and are designed to offer a structured programme of learning to fit around the needs of the individual and the employer providing a platform to improve knowledge, skills and working experience which will improve employability and career progression.

“For employers, apprenticeships can fill skills gaps within the business by up-skilling or retraining employees, as well as helping to recruit talented new employees with potential into the business. We are already receiving
a high number of inquiries about the courses on offer.”

From September 2022 apprentices will be able to enrol on the programmes with the Apprenticeship Frameworks supported by the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ).                      

The level three apprentice in legal services and level five higher apprentice in legal services training courses are now fully funded in Wales.

It is preferable that candidates are already employed in the sector, but assistance will be given to help link apprentices with employers.

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