Level 4 Knowledge

Qualification structure

Level 4 Knowledge qualification

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

Each of the qualifications is underpinned by two CILEx Level 3 Professional Skills units: Client Care Skills and Legal Research Skills. Achievement of these two mandatory units will demonstrate that the learners are able to develop effective working relationships with clients seeking legal advice and are able to research the law reliably and accurately. These units are assessed by CILEx written assignment tasks, delivered and assessed by tutors and moderated by CILEx. These units will be graded Pass or Fail only.

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.

CILEx Level 4 Diploma in Commercial Litigation

This qualification also contains 1 other common unit from the CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice: Law of Tort, and 3 new units: Contract Law (Level 4), and 2 new legal practice units: Resolving a Commercial Dispute in England and Wales and Tactics and Costs in Commercial Litigation. Candidates are required to achieve all units.

Unit

Type

Client Care Skills

Professional Skills

Legal Research Skills

Professional Skills

Law of Tort

Law

Contract Law

Law

Resolving a Commercial Dispute in England and Wales

Legal Practice

Tactics and Costs in Commercial Litigation

Legal Practice

CILEx Level 4 Diploma in Debt Recovery and Insolvency

This qualification includes 3 new units: Contract Law (Level 4); and 2 new legal practice units: Personal Insolvency and Corporate Insolvency. Candidates are required to achieve all units.

Unit

Type

Client Care Skills

Professional Skills

Legal Research Skills

Professional Skills

Contract Law

Law

Personal Insolvency

Legal Practice

Corporate Insolvency

Legal Practice

CILEx Level 4 Diploma in Personal Injury Litigation

This qualification includes the current Level 3 unit: Law of Tort, and 3 new legal practice units: Introductory Considerations for Personal Injury Lawyers; Preparations for Personal Injury Trials and Damages, Settlements and Costs in Personal Injury Cases. Candidates are required to achieve all these units and 1 underpinning law unit from: The Law Relating to Road Traffic Accidents; The Law Relating to Tripping, Slipping and Occupiers’ Liability, and The Law Relating to Employers’ Liability.

Mandatory Units:

Type

Client Care Skills

Professional Skills

Legal Research Skills

Professional Skills

Law of Tort

Law

Introductory Considerations for PI Lawyers

Legal Practice

Preparation for Personal Injury Trials

Legal Practice

Damages, Settlements and Costs in Personal Injury Cases

Legal Practice

Optional Units: one from:

Type

The Law Relating to Road Traffic Accidents

Law

The Law Relating to Tripping, Slipping and Occupiers’ Liability

Law

The Law Relating to Employers’ Liability

Law

CILEx Level 4 Extended Diploma in Personal Injury Litigation

This qualification is also available for those apprentices who require a broader base of study in the law underpinning personal injury litigation. Candidates are required to achieve each of the underpinning law units in addition to the legal practice units identified above.

Unit

Type

Client Care Skills

Professional Skills

Legal Research Skills

Professional Skills

Law of Tort

Law

Introductory Considerations for PI Lawyers

Legal Practice

Preparation for Personal Injury Trials

Legal Practice

Damages, Settlements and Costs in Personal Injury Cases

Legal Practice

The Law Relating to Road Traffic Accidents

Law

The Law Relating to Tripping and Slipping and Occupiers’ Liability

Law

The Law Relating to Employers’ Liability

Law