Green light for new level 6

Green Light For New ILEX Level 6 Qualifications

5 January 2009 pr048.08

The new ILEX range of Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice qualifications have been given the seal of approval by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).

The syllabus, which is accredited into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is set at honours degree level. It will be rolled out to centres for teaching from September 2009. The first examinations are scheduled to take place in January 2010.

The accreditation of the three qualifications in the range, including a Graduate Fast-Track Diploma, is the result of a year-long consultation with ILEX members, students, centres and employers.

Students will be able to select from a choice of modules to build their qualification; three from the 14 law subjects, one from the seven practice subjects plus two compulsory professional skills subjects (Client Care and Legal Research skills).

Students will now also be able to gain recognised qualifications in law and legal practice on their way to the full professional qualification. Success in any law or legal practice unit is recognised by the awarding of a Level 6 Certificate in the subject studied.

ILEX President, Mark Bishop said: “I am delighted the new Level 6 has been accredited and will be available for students later in the year. This is the final stage in the restructuring of the ILEX suite of lawyer qualifications, bringing them within the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

“The new structure now allows students’ achievements to be recognised as they progress through each stage of their studies, as well as at the end of their course.”

The new qualifications replace the current ILEX Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and the ILEX Single Subject Diplomas, which will both be withdrawn in October 2009, following final examinations.

The full details of the syllabus and the individual modules can be found on the ILEX web site