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CILEx Law School provides effective and accessible training for professional and vocational qualifications in law.

We specialise in distance learning, offering flexibility offered within a structured framework, and excellent levels of support. Students can enrol from any location and can study at their own pace. We are wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), and have been delivering legal training for 35 years.

Course description

Various CILEx Certificates and Diplomas in Law and Practice

  • CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice
  • CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice
  • CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice

Flexibility is the key to our delivery. Students can enrol at any time of year and work at their own pace, but within a structured framework. Our courses are each valid for 15 months from the date of enrolment.

Students with a lot of available time may complete individual Level 3 units much more quickly than the 15 month period. An induction day is offered on first enrolment and then courses are delivered by distance learning, but with a framework of support via regionally-based advisors, our central academic team and our online forum. Revision days are included within the course fees and are available before each CILEx exam session.

Qualifications offered

The CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice is the first stage of academic training to become a Chartered Legal Executive. It is made up of ten units, including mandatory units in core areas of law. It also includes two legal practice units that can be selected to reflect the student’s area of interest from options such as civil litigation, family practice, criminal litigation, probate practice and so on. Legal skills units on client care and legal research are also included. The Professional Diploma is usually studied by distance learning over two years, and the first five units can be selected to form a smaller paralegal qualification achieved in the first year: the CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice. Many ex-services personnel have secured a job in law on the strength of having studied the Certificate during their last year before retirement.

The CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice is the second stage of academic training to become a Chartered Legal Executive. It comprises six units which are usually studied over a further two years by distance learning. A three-year period of qualifying employment is also required, two of which must occur after all academic qualifications have been achieved.

Further information

Various CILEx Certificates and Diplomas in Law and Practice.
click through the relevant courses to see course dates and availability

Contact

Contact
Morag Hiskett

Email
morag.hiskett@cilexlawschool.ac.uk

Telephone
01234 844328

Website
Visit our website

Address
College House, Manor Drive, Kempston, Bedfordshire MK42 7AB

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