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Typical cost of qualifying with CILEx

Below is a summary of the typical costs to train as a Chartered Legal Executive.

Starting Point - Level 3                    

Year 1 CILEx Level 3 Certificate

(5 units)

 

 

Course Fees

Assessment fees

CILEx Student membership (incl first registration fee)

Sub-total

£1200

£278

£90

£1568

Year 2 CILEx Level 3 Diploma

(5 additional units)

 

Course Fees

Assessment fees

CILEx Affiliate. membership

Sub-total

£1460

£310

£116

£1886

Year 3 CILEx Level 6

(1 law, 1 practice, 1 client care unit)

 

Course Fees

Assessment fees

CILEx Associate. membership

Sub-total

£1670

£264

£164

£2098

Year 4 CILEx Level 6

(2 law units, 1 legal research unit)

 

Course Fees

Assessment fees

CILEx Associate membership

Sub-total

£1670

£264

£164

£2098

 

TOTAL COST

£7650

*If more than 3 years’ work experience of a predominantly legal nature has been acquired or a relevant Level 2 legal qualification is possessed, the starting point will be as an affiliate member, not a student. The cost of affiliate membership plus first registration is £156, which should be substituted for the £90 figure.

Starting Point - Law Graduate  (LLB/GDL passed in last 7 years)

Graduate Fast-Track Diploma

( x2 Level 6 Practice units and Level 6 Client Care unit)

 

 

Course Fees

Assessment fees

CILEx Exemption fee

CILEx Associate. membership

(incl first reg fee)

£1670

£264

£200

£204

 

 

  TOTAL COST £2238

At the end of Level 6 or the Graduate Fast-Track Diploma, Graduate Membership of CILEx is achieved.  To become a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer a total of three years’ qualifying employment is required (qualifying employment is often acquired while studying at the same time). During this period annual membership fees at the prevailing rate must be paid.

Starting Point- LPC/ BPTC Graduate

No CILEx exams required, due to exemptions.

CILEx Exemption, Registration and one year’s Membership fee.

£635*

Under current rules, LPC/BPTC graduates would need three years’ qualifying employment.  For reference, the current annual Graduate Membership fee is £195, so members would start paying that from 2013 as the £635* covers the first year’s membership.

General notes:

  • 1. These figures are for guidance only. They are based on course, assessment, membership and exemption fees effective from July 2012 to March 2013, and include VAT where applicable. Fees may change in future years.
  • 2. Additional expenses such as £10 administration fees for booking on to revision or skills sessions are not covered, nor is travel to external examination centres and any examination re-sit fees or additional membership years.
  • In some cases students may wish to purchase an additional text for Level 6 law and practice units.
  • *Subject to confirmation, based on £400 exemption fee not changing; plus £195 Graduate Member fee and £40 one off first registration fee.

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