How to apply

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 Practice.

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 FCILEx.

Law Degree:

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 Skills unit.