How to apply for CILEx qualifications
Entry to CILEx is open to all and how you study with us does
depend on the qualifications you already have:
No Law Degree:
If you don't hold a qualifying law degree there are two stages
of CILEx qualifications. Stage one is the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and
Practice. This is set and assessed at 'A' level standard.
Students may complete the smaller (5 unit) CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice en
route to achieving the Professional Diploma in Law and
Stage two is the CILEx Level 6
Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice. This
qualification is set and assessed at honours degree level. Students
must achieve one Level 6 Legal Practice Unit, three Level 6 Law
units and both Professional Skills units. One Law Unit must be in
an area of law which underpins the practice area taken.
Once you have completed your studies and a period of qualifying employment you will then be able to
apply to become a Fellow of CILEx and use the designation
If you already hold a qualifying law degree or GDL, then choose
the CILEx Graduate Fast-track
Diploma. This is a cost-effective alternative to the LPC or
BPTC. It typically costs under £3000 (including all CILEx exam
and membership fees) and takes around 9 months to one year of
To complete your academic studies required to be a Chartered
Legal Executive lawyer you just need to study two CILEx Level 6
Practice units (one of which must relate to the subjects you
studied within your law degree), and the CILEx Level 6 Client Care
More information on CILEx qualifications
We have a dedicated careers website with a
wealth of information on CILEx qualifications and how to take your
next steps with CILEx.
CILEx recognises prior learning in law. Our trained and qualified team can advise on the best options available for an individual to start and progress their journey in the legal profession.