Study with CILEx

Prospective Students

Do you want to have a career as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer, legal secretary, or embark on a career in the legal sector?

CILEx offers a full range of qualifications in law and legal practice set at all levels (from basic, to A-level to honours degree level equivalent). These are suitable if you are already working in the legal profession, or want to start a career in law.

Many people have chosen CILEx to pursue their lawyer qualification, and more than 20,000 people have our leading range of legal secretary and introductory legal qualifications - why not join them?

Visit our careers website

If you are not yet studying with CILEx and want a general overview of how CILEx can assist you in your career ambitions, we have a dedicated careers website which shows the full range of qualifications we offer. Or simply complete our Information Request form and we will post you our latest course brochures.

This includes qualifications leading to become a qualified lawyer, as well as our Legal Secretary qualifications and Introductory Legal Qualification training which are run in conjunction with City and Guilds.

We also offer advanced qualifications for lawyers who want to become Advocates.

For Existing Students

The student information area of the CILEx website contains detailed information on CILEx qualifications for existing CILEx students. This area of this site also contains help those sitting or wishing to sit CILEx exams and assessments, and information for tutors.

Member case study - Adam

Adam joined Pannone at 16 when he left school. He had always harboured ambitions of becoming a lawyer, and chose the CILEx route because he believes it will give him more ‘hands-on’ experience towards achieving his ambition.

After joining Pannone, Adam spent the first few years as an assistant in the business development department, before moving to the central typing team. Throughout his time at the firm, Adam has attended college part-time and passed CILEx level 3, and is now working towards completing level 6.

Adam says: “I’m now looking for a paralegal position in the firm, which has a great tradition of internal development, before moving to become a Chartered Legal Executive. In around five years time I’ll hopefully fulfil my ambition of becoming a lawyer specialising in employment.

“It takes around eight years to become a qualified lawyer which is a fairly long term commitment. But I think CILEx is fantastic. Apart from the fact that you are earning money, you get an excellent grounding to the legal profession and, in my view; you are better prepared for a career in law.”

Adam Cooper, CILEx student