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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

£1325

£286

£90

£1701

Year 2 CILEx Level 3 Diploma

(5 additional units)

 

Course fees

Assessment fees

CILEx Affiliate membership

Sub-total

£1580

£320

£119

£2019

Year 3 CILEx Level 6

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

 

Course fees

Assessment fees

CILEx Associate membership

Sub-total

£1905

£277

£168

£2350

Year 4 CILEx Level 6

(2 law units, 1 legal research unit)

 

Course fees

Assessment fees

CILEx Associate membership

Work based learning registration

Sub-total

£1875

£277

£168

£35

£2355

Year 5 Application for CILEx Fellowship £150

 

TOTAL COST

£8575

*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

(including first registration fee)

Work based learning registration

£1905

£277

£200

£208

 

£35

Application for Fellowship   £150
  TOTAL COST £2775

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.

£640*

Under current rules, LPC/BPTC graduates would need three years’ qualifying employment to become a Chartered Legal Executive and would join CILEx as a Graduate member.  For reference, the current annual Graduate membership fee is £200.

General notes:

  • These fees are for guidance only. They are based on course, assessment, membership and exemption fees effective from July 2014 to June 2015, and include VAT where applicable. Fees may change in future years.
  • Additional expenses such as £10 administration fees for booking onto revision or skills sessions are not covered, nor is travel to external examination centres and any examination re-sit fees or additional membership years.
  • *Subject to confirmation, based on £400 exemption fee not changing; plus £200 Graduate member fee and £40 one off first registration fee.

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