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24 August 2012

CILEx sees increase in exam candidates and increase in passes for Level 6 qualification

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has seen a significant increase in the number of students from across England and Wales and overseas receiving their Level 3 and Level 6 exam results and an increase in passes for Level 6.

In total, over 6200 candidates sat exams in June, which is over 1000 more than the last session in January. While the Level 3 passes remained much the same as the January results session, there has been a 6% increase in Level 6 passes.

Today, 24 August 2012, 67% of students received a pass for their Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice units, which are set and assessed at A-level equivalent, and 58% of students passed their Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice units, which are set and assessed at an Honours Degree equivalent.

Head of Awards at CILEx, Alison Hollyer, said: “All of our students work incredibly hard and are testament to the quality of CILEx qualifications. They should all be rightly proud of their results. Once again CILEx students have demonstrated how committed and hardworking they are by obtaining qualifications often while holding down a full time job and juggling family life.”

With A Levels and GCSE results also announced this month, CILEx has been helping aspirational lawyers find another route into law that does not include being burdened with expensive university debts. Over 80 accredited centres across England and Wales and a small number of overseas centres now offer CILEx professional qualifications to become qualified paralegals or fully qualified lawyers.

The entire CILEx route to become a qualified lawyer (including membership, examination and tuition fees) costs £7,000apx and 60% of employers pay for staff to study with CILEx. This is much more cost effective than a three-year law degree followed by additional postgraduate training costs of around £12,900 to become a solicitor or £15,750 to be a barrister.

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