Level 3 Knowledge

Qualification structure

Level 3 Knowledge qualifications

All five qualifications contain units which are drawn from the CILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice, CILEx’s first stage in qualifying towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer.

Each of the five qualifications is underpinned by one of the CILEx Level 3 Professional Skills units: Client Care Skills. Achievement of this mandatory unit will demonstrate that the learners are able to develop effective working relationships with clients seeking legal advice. This unit is assessed by CILEx written assignment tasks, delivered and assessed by tutors and moderated by CILEx. This unit will be graded pass or fail only.

Each of the five knowledge qualifications is made up of four units, including the mandatory unit, Client Care Skills. Learners must take at least one Law and one Practice unit. The fourth unit is a free choice. The knowledge qualifications are detailed below:

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Civil Litigation

Learners must study Client Care Skills and the legal practice unit, Civil Litigation. They must then choose at least one of the law units, Law of Tort or Contract Law. The fourth unit is a free choice.

Unit

Type

Client Care Skills

Professional Skills

Civil Litigation

Legal Practice

Law of Tort

Law

Contract Law

Law

Introduction to Law and Practice*

Law

Legal Research Skills

Professional Skills

* Introduction to Law and Practice is not a mandatory unit and is not considered a substantive law unit in relation to the qualification structure.

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Employment Practice

Learners must study Client Care Skills and the legal practice unit, The Practice of Employment Law. They must then choose at least one of the law units, Employment Law or Contract Law. The fourth unit is a free choice.

Unit

Type

Client Care Skills

Professional Skills

The Practice of Employment Law

Legal Practice

Employment Law

Law

Contract Law

Law

Introduction to Law and Practice*

Law

Legal Research Skills

Professional Skills

* Introduction to Law and Practice is not a mandatory unit and is not considered a substantive law unit in relation to the qualification structure.

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Family Practice

Learners must study Client Care Skills and the law unit Family Law. They must then choose at least one of the legal practice units, The Practice of Family Law or The Practice of Child Care Law. The fourth unit is a free choice.

Unit

Type

Client Care Skills

Professional Skills

Family Law

Law

The Practice of Family Law

Legal Practice

The Practice of Child Care Law

Legal Practice

Introduction to Law and Practice*

Law

Legal Research Skills

Professional Skills

* Introduction to Law and Practice is not a mandatory unit and is not considered a substantive law unit in relation to the qualification structure.

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Property

Learners must study Client Care Skills. They must then choose at least one of the legal practice units, Conveyancing or Residential and Commercial Leasehold Conveyancing and at least one of the law units, Land Law or Contract Law. The fourth unit is a free choice.

Unit

Type

Client Care Skills

Professional Skills

Conveyancing

Legal Practice

Residential and Commercial Leasehold Conveyancing

Legal Practice

Land Law

Law

Contract Law

Law

Introduction to Law and Practice*

Law

Legal Research Skills

Professional Skills

* Introduction to Law and Practice is not a mandatory unit and is not considered a substantive law unit in relation to the qualification structure.

CILEx Level 3 Certificate for Private Client Practice

Learners must study Client Care Skills and the law unit Law of Wills and Succession. They must then choose at least one of the legal practice units, Probate Practice or The Practice of Law for the Elderly Client. The fourth unit is a free choice.

Unit

Type

Client Care Skills

Professional Skills

Law of Wills and Succession

Law

Probate Practice

Legal Practice

The Practice of Law for the Elderly Client

Legal Practice

Introduction to Law and Practice*

Law

Legal Research Skills

Professional Skills

* Introduction to Law and Practice is not a mandatory unit and is not considered a substantive law unit in relation to the qualification structure.

All the law and legal practice units for all pathways will be assessed by a 90 minute examination set by CILEx and available twice a year (in January and June). Results will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. The overall qualifications are not graded.