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CILEx Professional Diploma in Law and Practice (Level 3)

Course Code: EC058/EC059

Validated by: CILEx

UK Price: Year 1: £1,600. Year 2: £1,360

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Overview

The course involves the study of a variety of legal areas and skills and concentrates on the acquisition of the practical skills designed to equip you for a role in today’s fast changing legal profession. CILEX offers a highly cost-effective and accessible route to becoming a lawyer and unparalleled access to a flexible career in law.

The CILEx route to law is the ideal way to obtain a law qualification for school leavers, graduates, legal support staff, mature students and those who already have family commitments. It is possible to start training to be an CILEX lawyer with a variety of qualification levels.

What Will I Study?

The Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice is a broad-based, practical introduction to Law and Legal Practice.  It requires that students achieve across key areas of Law and Legal Practice (ie mandatory Law units consist of: Contract Law, Criminal Law, Land Law and Law of Tort).

The Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice has been developed as a unitised qualification which permits students to adopt a flexible and tailor-made approach to learning. Whilst all students undertake a certain amount of core study, there is also room for students to take units which reflect their main areas of interest.

The qualification also includes a practical legal skills component. The Professional Skills units (units 16 and 17) require that students demonstrate key transferable legal skills in practical situations.

The mandatory inclusion of these units in the Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice ensures that the qualification both reflects the pace of change in the legal sector and that CILEX students are well-prepared to embrace this change.

The qualification consists of ten units in total which are each assessed by CILEX and accumulated by the student. Each unit is regarded as a worthwhile achievement in its own right and certification is available at unit level.

To achieve the Diploma you must successfully complete 10 units from the suite of 17 units. However, if you have completed the Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice whilst working towards the Diploma, you will have already taken 5 units, so will only have a further 5 units to take in accordance with the qualification rules.

To achieve the CILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice students must ensure that their choice of units complies with the following qualification rules:   Students must take units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 16 and 17.  Students must then take 3 other units, of which at least 2 units must be Practice units; the units are undertaken as follows:

Year 1:

Introduction to Law and Practice
Law of Tort
Client Care Skills
Legal Research Skills
Practice Module: Civil Litigation
Tutorial

 

If you have already completed year 1 and you are now ready to proceed to Year 2, please see details below:

Year 2:

Contract Law
Land Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
Practice Unit – Criminal Litigation or Conveyancing
Tutorial

 

Some of the above modules are options and therefore the course leader will confirm which modules you should undertake.  If you have not had a discussion with a course leader then please contact us before you book.   

 

 

Entry Requirements

You should hold a minimum of four GCSE grades C or above including English Language or Literature or qualifications at an equivalent level. If you do not have any formal qualifications we strongly recommend that you consider studying for a City & Guilds/CILEX qualification in Legal Studies before embarking on the legal executive training route.

Exemptions from parts of the CILEX Professional Qualification in Law may be available if you hold an A level in law, a recognised law degree or if you have already done a postgraduate Legal Practice Course.

How will I be assessed

The qualification consists of ten units in total which are each assessed by CILEX and accumulated by the student. Each unit is regarded as a worthwhile achievement in its own right and certification is available at unit level.

To achieve the Diploma you must successfully complete 10 units from the suite of 17 units. However, if you have completed the Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice whilst working towards the Diploma, you will have already taken 5 units, so will only have a further 5 units to take in accordance with the qualification rules.

To achieve the CILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice students must ensure that their choice of units complies with the following qualification rules: Students must take units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 16 and 17. Students must then take 3 other units, of which at least 2 units must be Practice units.

Financial Support

There is no financial support for this course. Request an application pack by telephoning on 01254 292500 or by emailing us at business@blackburn.ac.uk

 

 

Progression

Qualification Achieved

CILEx Professional Diploma in Law and Practice (Level 3).

Other Information

How much does it cost  and what are the dates?

  • Year 1 - £1,600.00 per delegate
  • Year 2 – £1,360.00 per delegate

Fees paid yearly.

You should also set aside approximately £500/year for your essential course manual/reading material, registration fees and exam fees, parts of which are payable directly to CILEX at specific intervals during the course).

If you have undertaken some study before then there may be exemptions in relation to some modules above, this will be determined at interview and if this is the case then you will only need to pay for the modules you study.

 

The next intake for Year 1 will be:
Wednesdays 17th September 2014 – 20th May 2015 (Maximum time in college:  2.00pm – 7.00pm)

Candidate specific course times will vary depending on modules and method of delivery chosen – for example:  flexible learning, distance learning and tutorial support via VLE – virtual learning environment.  (Induction day for year 1 is likely to be held the week before on a date to be arranged).

If you have already completed year 1 and you are now ready to proceed to Year 2, please see details below:

The next intake for Year 2 will be:
Wednesdays 17th September 2014 – 20th May 2015 (Maximum time in college:  9am – 2pm)

 

To find out more and to book

Email The Training People at Blackburn College or call us on 01254 292500.

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