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Get certified in Westlaw UK

Westlaw UK Certification Training gives you a walk-through of Westlaw UK with the option to then test your skills and become Certified.

First, we’ll take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to be a Westlaw UK power user. If you decide to take the test and pass, you’ll be Certified in Westlaw UK and be sent a certificate to demonstrate your skills, which you can list on your CV.

You can access the Basic, Advanced and International Certification Tracks here.

Please note:

  • You should complete all three Basic modules before attempting the Basic test
  • You must complete Basic before attempting Advanced and International Materials
  • They may take a few minutes to load and have a voice-over which can be muted in the bottom-right
  • For support, please email the Westlaw UK Training Team

Westlaw UK basic certification

Westlaw UK Basic Certification provides an introduction to Westlaw UK covering effective searching, refining results and using status icons to ensure you are using ‘good’ law. 

Part 1 will provide a useful introduction to Westlaw UK and teach you the basics of using the service.

Part 2 will teach you the basics of finding primary law using Westlaw UK.

Part 3 will teach you the basics of finding and using secondary sources on Westlaw UK.

Once you have completed all three training videos you can take the Basic Test to gain certification

You can access the Westlaw UK Basic Certification Track here

Westlaw UK advanced certification

Once you’ve completed Basic Certification, you can move onto Advanced, covering Boolean search connectors, Judicial consideration of case law, legislative modifications and derivation tables, EU and other advanced topics. 

The Advanced Certification training video has been developed to teach you more advanced features and research techniques when using Westlaw UK.

Once you have completed the training video you can take the Advanced Test to gain certification.

You can access the Westlaw UK Advanced Certification Track here

Westlaw international training module

To continue your Westlaw learning journey, you can now take our Westlaw international training modules.

Once you have completed the training videos, you can take the International Test to gain certification.

You can access the Westlaw International Certification Track here