Level 3 Competence - July 2016

Qualification structure

Level 3 Competence qualification – Revised July 2016

Please note that no new learners are being accepted onto the Level 3 Competence Qualifications, as these qualifications are being withdrawn (603/0122/3, 601/0275/5).

The CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Providing Legal Services consists of 10 units in total all of which are Mandatory.

The Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 410 hours. Of the total time 212 hours is allocated to guided learning.

The qualification is assessed at work through the production of a portfolio of evidence. The portfolio of evidence is assessed by a qualified assessor and verified by a CILEx external verifier.

The competence units are detailed below all the units must be completed to achieve the qualification:

Units- Revised July 2016

 Unit Title Level Credits
 Business structures and compliance with legal, ethical and regulatory requirements in the provision of legal services  3 7
 Communicate effectively whilst maintaining the security of information  3 3
 Draft legal documents  3 5
 Manage files for legal matters  3  4
 Plan and manage own workload  3  3
 Conduct legal research
 3  5
 Process clients’ instructions
 3  4
 Apply relevant costs and billing requirements in relation to legal matters
 3  4
 Contribute to effective team working
 3  3
 Maintain and develop own knowledge, skills and competence
 3  3

For more information please read the level 3 Legal Services Competence Qualification Unit Specification Handbook.