Do you want to
have a career as a Chartered Legal
Executive lawyer, legal secretary, or
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.
Around 84,000 people have chosen CILEx to pursue their lawyer
qualification, and more than 20,000 people have our leading range
of legal secretary and paralegal qualifications - why not join
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
This includes qualifications leading to become a qualified lawyer, as well as our Legal Secretary qualifications and Paralegal 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