Chartered Legal Executive

Chartered Legal Executive

On a chartered legal executive apprenticeship course, you’ll help provide legal services to clients and colleagues.

You’ll learn how to take client instructions, manage cases from start to finish, communicate with clients, review, draught, and produce legal documents, conduct and apply research, handle confidential and sensitive information, represent clients in formal and informal proceedings, and make legal decisions as part of the chartered legal executive apprenticeship.

You’ll be able to work as a partner in a law firm, create your law firm, or explore other legal options once you’ve completed your studies. For example, this path can lead to paralegal or solicitor apprenticeships.

What you’ll learn

On a chartered legal executive apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Use accurate and relevant terminology in both written and oral communication. Effective communication, including negotiation and advocacy, is used to represent and advise a client.
  • Read and interpret statistics in various situations, analyse outcomes, and accurately communicate results.
  • Plan and achieve deadlines as soon as feasible to meet corporate objectives.
  • Work cooperatively with others to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Be client-focused, with the ability to build strong working relationships with clients and third-party contacts at all levels. Provide clear advice to clients or service users.
  • Find, gather, and display relevant information from appropriate sources, prioritise, relevance, and value this information, and apply it to fulfil necessary tasks. Have the capacity to conduct legal research and take notes.
  • Learn to produce and present legal documents that are correct and acceptable.
  • Understand, establish, and maintain filing and recordkeeping systems and processes.
  • Analyse, comprehend, critically evaluate, and synthesise information to apply the law to a client’s circumstances and offer legal advice.
  • Provide customers with concise and practical legal advice in plain language.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher apprenticeship
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The evaluation will be divided into two parts. Each part will be evaluated by CILEx Regulation or a body designated by CILEx Regulation for this purpose.


Unless the handbook indicates otherwise, the portfolio should illustrate the learning outcomes specified in the Work-Based Learning handbook twice rather than three times. 

Case study

The training company must create an assessment that addresses the learning goals.

Duration and level

  • Duration: 60 months
  • Level: 6 – Degree Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 6 Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 1, 2022

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