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Get certified in Westlaw UK & Practical Law

Westlaw UK & Practical Law Certification Training gives you a walk-through of Westlaw UK & Practical Law 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 & Practical Law power user. If you decide to take the test and pass, you’ll be Certified in Westlaw UK & Practical Law and be sent a certificate to demonstrate your skills, which you can list on your CV.

You can access the Westlaw UK Basic, Advanced and International Certification & Practical Law tracks here.

Please note:

  • You should complete all three Westlaw UK Basic modules before attempting the Westlaw UK Advanced test
  • You must complete Westlaw UK Basic before attempting Westlaw UK 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 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

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.

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.

Practical Law certification

You can now become certified in Practical Law.

Learn about the key features and functionality on Practical Law using the training video and then take the Practical Law test to gain certification.