CILEx popular with graduates
More graduates choose CILEx route into law
22 August 2014
Today thousands of aspiring lawyers and legal professionals will
receive their exam results from the Chartered Institute of Legal
Executives (CILEx). Statistics released show that the number of
Level 6 modules, which are set and assessed at honours degree
level, sat by students has increased by 48% since the previous exam
session in January.
The Level 6 modules incorporate law and Graduate Diploma in Law
(GDL) graduates who have enrolled on CILEx’s Graduate Fast-track
Diploma (GFTD) which provides an entry point for those wanting to
qualify as a lawyer without needing to undertake the Legal Practice
Course (LPC) and training contract.
Figures revealed last month by the Central Applications Board
admissions service showed that the number of applications for the
LPC’s 2014/15 session have decreased by 10% compared to the
previous year, however, the number applications for CILEx’s
specialised graduate programme has increased by 32% during the same
Instead of undertaking a training contract or pupillage, CILEx
students need to complete three years’ qualifying employment to
become a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer, during which time they
gain the experience to meet the Fellowship criteria.
Head of qualifications at CILEx, Vicky Purtill, said: “CILEx’s
graduate route into law is becoming more and more popular which is
a reflection of the credible opportunities our earn-as-you-learn
route into law brings.”
More than 3,000 CILEx students will receive the results of their
June exams: 66% of students will learn they have passed their Level
3 units, which are set and assessed at A Level standard, and 30% of
those will learn they have attained a distinction. For the Level 6
modules, 60% have passed overall.