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Legal, finance and accounting

Legal, finance and accounting

Law has been taught at Coventry University for nearly fifty years and we pride ourselves on the good relationship we have with our students and on providing friendly, accessible staff who will support and guide them through their studies.

Students have access to a model courtroom, which provides them with the opportunity to experience a modern courtroom within the academic environment.

We offer apprenticeships in a variety of legal, finance and accountancy disciplines and specialisms:

The Chartered Legal Executive Degree Apprenticeship equips apprentices to provide legal services to internal and external clients. Typical activities that will be carried out are: taking client instructions, managing the inception, progression and completion of client matter, communication (written and oral) with internal and external clients, drafting and producing legal documents, conducting and applying legal research, negotiating on behalf of clients and representing clients in informal and formal proceeding, making decisions in legal matters based on legal principles or the rule of law and within all legal and regulatory requirements.

Financial advisers provide their clients with specialist advice on how to manage their money. They may be employed in large companies such as banks or within small specialist advice businesses. Financial advisers operate in a highly regulated environment and in order to give financial advice, they must have professional qualifications and demonstrate a high degree of integrity, adherence to a code of ethics and be committed to maintaining their professional development and knowledge.

Senior Compliance/Risk Specialists provide proactive support and guidance to the business areas to ensure that the organisation meets the wide range of compliance and risk requirements set out in legislation e.g. data security, or required by regulators e.g. financial crime, operational risk, balanced against achieving appropriate customer outcomes.


Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer

Level 6 | 5 years

This programme lasts for five years and leads to qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive. Apprenticeships are flexible and designed to offer a structured programme of learning to fit around the needs of the individual and the employer.


Level 3 | 2 year programme leading to qualification as a Paralegal

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

The apprenticeship encompasses: 

  • All of CILEx‘s academic requirements – currently ten Level 3 units. 
  • Qualifying employment rules and work-based   learning requirements.

The occupational profile for this apprenticeship is to ultimately provide legal support whilst working under supervision. Typical activities that may be carried out, but are not exclusive to this role include:

  • Managing data/records
  • Reviewing documents
  • Drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms
  • Assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files
  • Carrying out research
  • Handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Understand and utilise basic financial information
  • Communicating (written and oral) with internal and external clients

Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship

Level 7

A leader is someone who has senior management responsibility, and this can include formal governance/director responsibilities. They are responsible for direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. They take into account market trends and environmental influences, identifying longer-term opportunities and risks. Through inclusive leadership, they are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results.

They are a role model, with responsibility for those in senior positions/significant organisational budgets.

Courses coming soon

These courses are currently in development and will be available shortly.

If you are interested in taking on an apprentice in any of these areas, please complete our register your interest form:

Financial Advisor 

Level 4 | 2 years

Professional Accounting Taxation Technician 

Level 4 | 1.5 years

Senior Compliance/Risk Specialist 

Level 6 | 3 years