CILEX and CoL in training link up

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and the College of Law have teamed up to offer an education solution to firms with both qualified and non-qualified staff in need of training.

The service will cater to all levels of legal professionals, from apprentices to partners and heads of legal departments. It comes in the wake of the Learning Education and Training Review’s recommendation for more routes of entry into the profession and a more flexible approach to training.

Sarah Hutchinson, business development director at CoL, says: “For clients who have training requirements which cross between qualified and non-qualified, we will go in together and put a joint proposal to them. They then don’t have to shop around to get what they need. Organisations have fee earners now who are part-qualified or who have no desire to qualify but who still require training.”

Noel Inge, managing director of ILEX Tutorial College adds: “Our experience is that legal service providers want to be convinced about the business benefits their organisation can gain from training. Where these organisations need to develop their paralegal and support staff’s technical proficiency or perhaps provide a career path to become a chartered legal executive, then we will work with the college to meet their training needs.”

This follows news of CoL’s partnership with IE University Madrid to offer a common and civil law LLB. (26 October 2012)