How to apply for CILEx qualifications
Entry to CILEx is open to all and how you study with us does
depend on the qualifications you already have:
No Law Degree:
If you don't hold a qualifying law degree there are two stages
of CILEx qualifications. Stage one is the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and
Practice. This is set and assessed at 'A' level standard.
Students may complete the smaller (5 unit) CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice en
route to achieving the Professional Diploma in Law and
Stage two is the CILEx Level 6
Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice. This
qualification is set and assessed at honours degree level. Students
must achieve one Level 6 Legal Practice Unit, three Level 6 Law
units and both Professional Skills units. One Law Unit must be in
an area of law which underpins the practice area taken.
Once you have completed your studies and a period of qualifying employment you will then be able to
apply to become a Fellow of CILEx and use the designation
If you already hold a qualifying law degree or GDL awarded
within the last seven years, then choose the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma. This is a
cost-effective alternative to the LPC or BPTC. It typically costs
£2500 (including all CILEx exam and membership fees) and takes
around 9 months to one year of part-time study.
To complete your academic studies required to be a Chartered
Legal Executive lawyer you just need to study two CILEx Level 6
Practice units (one of which must relate to the subjects you
studied within your law degree), and the CILEx Level 6 Client Care
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