This course is validated by: Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

CILEx - Level 3 - Professional Diploma in Law and Practice (2 year course)

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC059
  • Duration: 31 weeks x 4.5 hours
  • Validated by: Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Price: £1600.00

Start Dates

  • Tuesday, 14 September 2021
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.

 

Please note that the fees shown are for 1 year of study, further fees will be required for year 2.

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:

To complete the Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice in accordance with the Certificate qualification rules choose units from the table below.  The following Units have been updated for Students taking examinations and will be delivered as follows for the 19/20 academic year:

 

Year 1 Units (delivery 21/22)                                 Year 2 Units (delivery 22/23):

Introduction to Law                                                        Land Law

Law of Tort                                                                    Contract Law

Civil Litigation                                                               Criminal Law

Client Care                                                                     Family Law

Legal Research                                                              Practice Unit – Family Practice

 

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. 

 

Once you have been awarded a place, you will, in due course, need to complete the CILEx Registration Membership document and this can be found at:  http://www.cilex.org.uk/membership/apply_online.  Thereafter you will need to register for your exams:  http://www.cilex.org.uk/study/information_for_students/exams/exam_registration.

 

CILEx Manuals can be purchased here:   http://www.cilexlawschool.ac.uk/prospective_students/qualify_as_legal_executive/course_manuals - we would advise new students to purchase books before the start of the course

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.

 

 

This course is also available for Advanced Learner Loan funding.  Students would complete both years in one year combined.  The maximum value of the loan is £2,573 and therefore you’d be expected to pay the remainder of our course fees upon booking (£507) - instalment options are available.  Subject to change each September when released.

 

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.

What can I do next?

CILEx – Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice (Level 6)

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk