Commencement date and class times for Level 1

[Morning or afternoon classes subject to demand]

MALAGA (2023-2024): Monday, 18 September 2023 to mid-May 2024 AM: 09:30-13:45, or PM: 16:00 to 20:15

MADRID (2023-2024): Wednesday, 20 September 2023 to mid-May 2024 PM: 16:00 to 20:15

MADRID (2023-2024): Thursday, 21 September 2023 to mid-May 2024 AM: 09:00 – 13:15

Work load/year: 

  • 128 hours contact class time (CCT) [32 sessions x 4 hours/week] (English Law: Knowledge and Practice Skills) (Compulsory attendance)
  • 192 hours guided independent study time (IST)
  • 320 hours total study time (TST)

42 hours CCT (Third Language Training: French or German) (Compulsory attendance) (MALAGA ONLY)

18 hours ‘Speech and Drama’ workshops in English (MALAGA ONLY)

Maximum number of students/class: 16


2,900€ [VAT exempt: Art. 20 Uno 9º de la Ley 37/1992]:

2 classes trial period for Level 1 students

Payable in ONE instalment of 2.900€ on or before 3 October 2023

Payable in TWO instalments: 1,; 1.450€ on or before 3 October 2023; 1.450€ on or before 5. March 2024

Payable in FIVE instalments: 900,00€ (on or before 3 October 2023), 500,00€ (on or before 15 December 2023), 500,00€ (on or before 15 February 2024), 500,00€ (on or before 15 April 2024), and 500,00€ (on or before 15 June 2024),

or by prior individual arrangement.

Maximum annual increase of fees:

Up to and including Level 3: a maximum annual increase of 5%.

The price of ELS Level 4 is calculated with reference to the course taken:

  • Approved English Law Adviser (A.ELA) ‘Institute of Paralegals (IoP) and Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) (Tier 3/4)
  • Additional modules
  • Preparation course for qualification as a solicitor
  • F-1 Law Society of Ireland preparation course
  • US Bar preparation course


MADRID: Calle Ferrer del Rio No. 35 (Diego de León)

MÁLAGA: Calle Francisco Agudo Gómez, No. 10 (Teatinos)

Admission procedure:

  • Ask for a ‘Pre-admission Application Form:
  • Return your completed form (note admission criteria below)
  • AGL will come back to you with further information regarding interview and any test you may be required to take)

Admission criteria

Minimum level of proficiency in English CEFR: C1(-)/C1 (certification or self-assessment): For the CEFR self-assessment grid, see:

Maximum age for admission to Level 1: 21 years old before 31 December of year of entry

Evaluations and assessments:  

Continuous assessment. There are no end of term or end of year exams. ELS classes are suspended temporarily during the Spanish University exam times.


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