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Apprenticeship training course

Paralegal (level 3)

Providing legal and administrative support, carrying out research and drafting legal documents and forms.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Legal, finance and accounting
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Assistant litigation executive
  • Conveyancing paralegal
  • Junior paralegal
  • Legal assistant
  • Legal caseworker
  • Legal claims handler
  • Legal contracts administrator
  • Legal contracts handler
  • Legal file handler
  • Paralegal
  • Probate paralegal
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • assist in administering procedures using most effective channels to progress caseloads.
  • conduct legal research using selected sources such as legal databases.
  • solve legal technical problems within their remit and escalating as needed.
  • present findings from legal research in line with organisational expectations.
  • assist in applying the principles of Law to stakeholder cases.
  • assist with legal matters and transactions within the organisation.
  • communicate using plain English to provide clarification and explanation of the legal process and standard legal terms.
  • organise and administer workflow such as legal files, case management and accounting systems to progress work within service level expectations.
  • carry out file management activities such as prepare and collate bundles, take and file accurate notes, close and review files, maintain databases and version control.
  • use a range of digital tools and technologies, for example to draft legal documents, conduct legal research, carry out data analysis and collaborate with others.
  • apply fraud protection measures and cyber security procedures in relation to transactions, keeping up to date with approaches.
  • undertake activities to ensure a clear picture of a stakeholder’s needs and risks throughout legal transactions.
  • assess risks and benefits to the stakeholder of different options and making recommendations to senior team members to ensure that they work in the stakeholders’ best interests.

Full information on Paralegal (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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