Indicative Costs

Indicative cost of qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive

Below is a summary of indicative tuition/course and assessment fees to train as a Chartered Legal Executive.  Figures are based on CILEx Law School course and assessment fees effective from July 2019 to June 2020 and include VAT where applicable. 

These indicative fees are for guidance only and do not demonstrate savings available, for example, by purchasing bundled course packages or using alternative course providers.

Step 1
CILEx Level 3 Certificate

(5 units)
NB. duration of study may vary

Indicative tuition/course fees*
(Applying CILEx Law School unit price Spring 2020)
Assessment fees

Sub-total

£1,985.00

£338.50

£2,323.50

Step 2 
CILEx Level 3 Diploma

(5 units)
NB. duration of study may vary

Indicative tuition/course fees*
(Applying CILEx Law School unit price Spring 2020)
Assessment fees

Sub-total

£2,050.00

£397.50

£2,447.50

Step 3 
CILEx Level 6
(1 law unit, 1 practice unit e.g. client care)
NB. duration of study may vary

Indicative tuition/course fees*
(Applying CILEx Law School unit price Spring 2020)
Assessment fees

Sub-total

£2,275.00

£309.00

£2,584.00

Step 4 
CILEx Level 6
(2 law units, 1 skills unit e.g legal research)
NB. duration of study may vary

Indicative tuition/course fees*
(Applying CILEx Law School unit price Spring 2020)
Assessment fees

Qualifying Employment Assessment


Sub-total

£2,175.00

£309.00

£75.00

£2,559.00

Step 5/6 Application for CILEx Fellowship (subject to eligibility) £300.00

INDICATIVE COST (excluding CILEx membership fees)

£10,214.00

Starting Point - Law Graduate (LLB/GDL)

Graduate Fast-track Diploma
(x2 Level 6 Practice units and Level 6 Client Care unit)

Indicative tuition/course fees*

Assessment fees

Qualifying Employment application

£2,275.00

£309.00

£75.00


Application for Fellowship via Work Based learning
£300.00

INDICATIVE COST

(excluding CILEx membership & exemption fees)
£2,959.00

Guidance notes:

  • *These are indicative fees for guidance only and do not demonstrate savings available, for example, by purchasing bundled course packages or using alternative course providers.
  • CILEx Accredited centres publish course information fees and these may differ to the figures provided. Details of all accredited centres can be found by visiting CILEx Accredited Centres
  • On successful completion of Level 3 Diploma plus Level 6 Diploma, or the Graduate Fast-track Diploma, Graduate Membership of CILEx is awarded (GCILEx).
  • To become eligible to apply to become a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer, a total of three years’ Qualifying Employment that fulfils prescribed learning outcomes is required (qualifying employment is often acquired while studying at the same time), with one year completed after achieving GCILEx grade.

For more information make contact with the Membership Contact Centre by email or call us on +44 (0)1234 845 777.