Study with CILEX 

In 2021, CILEX introduced a new qualification framework – the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ).

If you begin one of our qualifications now, you will have the right to transition to the CPQ framework at any time during this transition period, which will last until 2026. Details of which units to complete, so that this transition can be as smooth as possible, can be found here.

If you are ready to apply for CPQ, click below:

Get started with CPQ here

What is CILEX & what can I do?

CILEX is the UK’s largest professional body for paralegals, and the only membership body that independently regulates these legal practitioners. 

Increasingly on a level playing field with solicitors, Chartered Legal Executive lawyers can now become judges, coroners, advocates and partners in law firms. As a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer, you will have great opportunities to work in the legal profession, in corporate in-house legal departments, or in local or national government.

CILEX offers unparalleled access to a flexible career as a lawyer. CILEX is unique in being a non-graduate route to qualification as a lawyer, as well as providing apprenticeships, which gives law graduates a more affordable and viable alternative to the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

If you don’t have a qualifying law degree, you will need to take the full CILEX route, which comprises our Level 3 qualification, set and assessed at A-level standard, and our Level 6 qualification, which is set and assessed at honours degree level.

There is no need to secure a training contract or pupillage when doing the full route. Instead, you will need to complete a three-year period of Qualifying Employment and submit a portfolio of evidence called Work-based Learning.

Are you already a Paralegal working in a law firm? 

CILEX is offering all practitioners without a professional status the chance to stand up, be counted, be valued and claim ACILEX status of the Chartered Institute; rewarding and confirming the work you’re already doing! If you’re a paralegal or have a qualifying law degree and are in practice, be counted, be valued, belong. Be you, re-presented.

Click here to get your regulated ACILEX status & membership today!