NCG Direct CILEx Law Student Achieves Award

NCG Direct CILEx law student, Andrew Sinclair was recently awarded with the CILEx (Newcastle Branch) Level 3 Student of the Year.

This prestigious award was presented by Dr Michael Stockdale of Northumbria University.
Helen Griffiths, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives said “Andrew was awarded our level 3 student prize at our annual ball on Saturday 9th July 2016 at the Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle. Each year we select one local student who has achieved some of the highest average exam scores during the previous year and this year Andrew was our lucky candidate. We were delighted to welcome Andrew and his partner to the Ball and hope that he had a fantastic evening. The award was sponsored by Northumbria University and presented by Michael Stockdale. It is testament to Andrew’s determination and skill that he managed to achieve some very impressive exam results and the branch wish him all the very best in his future career”.
Andrew is currently working as a Legal Clerk within the Vehicle Damage Department of a leading claims management company.
Andrew said “I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Design but knew I didn’t want to pursue a career in this field. I wanted to do something where I could use my skills and try to help people, my dad commented on my ability to retain facts and and information and suggested I train as a lawyer. My dad worked in HR the majority of his career so I decided to take his advice!”
“I have some friends that work in the law sector, they knew I wanted to keep working whilst studying and advised me to look into the CILEx study route. For me CILEx turned out to be a good option, I found that there are many similarities between a Chartered Legal Executive and a Solicitor and the professional route to qualifying through CILEx is far less of a financial burden.”
“The fact that even though I had a degree I could qualify for funding through an Advanced Learner Loan made the option even more attractive and has been a real financially support.”
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association which represents more than 20,000 trainee and practising Chartered Legal Executives.
The CILEx route is the ideal way to obtain a law qualification for school leavers, graduates, legal support staff, mature students and those who have other family or work commitments. Taking the Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer route means you can earn whilst you learn gaining valuable practical experience.
NCG Direct the supported online learning school for Newcastle College delivers the level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice and have plans to deliver the CILEx level 6 qualification next year. NCG Direct also deliver a Foundation Degree in Law and Practice, learners who successfully complete this level 5 FdA programme are offered direct access onto the CILEx level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice.
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