CILEx - Level 6 - Client Care, Family Practice and Tutorial (plus one practice unit distance learning) (Fast Track)

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC266
  • Duration: 30 weeks x 5 hours
  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Price: £1580.00
  • Times: 11:00-16:30


Some students may wish to consider the Graduate Fast Track Option, which is available to students studying at level 6.   The modules for 21/22 will be:  Client Care, Family Practice and Tutorial.   You will need to complete your final unit distance learning with another provider to complete the GFTD.  This option is subject to acceptance by our course leader (you must have this acceptance before booking therefore please contact us if this is of interest to you).  The GFTD will run on Wednesdays.


The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association and governing body for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, other legal practitioners and paralegals. Our role is to enhance the role and standing of Chartered Legal Executives and all our members within the legal profession.


CILEx offers a unique route to a legal career and becoming a qualified lawyer without a requirement to having a law degree, although law graduates and graduates with non-law degrees can also qualify as a lawyer through the CILEx route.  Entry is accessible to those holding a variety of qualification levels.

Why come to Blackburn College?

  • Teacher trained & Sector specific qualified tutors
  • Purpose built facilities
  • Small class sizes (max. 15 students)
  • Renowned for providing an excellent student experience with an emphasis on pastoral care throughout
  • Bespoke workbooks to enhance learning available via CILEx Law School
  • Private exam centre on college site
  • 24/7 access to learner materials through Moodle


What will I study?

CILEx Level 6:  The ILEX Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice represents the final academic stage towards becoming a Legal Executive. You can study at your own pace, but the qualification should take you around two years to complete. 


Building on the ILEX Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice, students are required to demonstrate a broad and detailed understanding of the law in three specific areas. For one of these areas, the candidate must also demonstrate a sound practical understanding of the legal practice that arises from the law. 


The candidate must also demonstrate the required level of underpinning professional legal skills by undertaking two mandatory Professional Skills units.  The structure of the qualification is as follows:


CILEx Level 6

Professional Higher Diploma

in Law and Practice

1 Practice unit plus its linked Law unit + any other 2 Law units + both Professional Skills units

The final academic stage towards becoming a Legal Executive. Completion of the qualification ensures candidates are eligible to become members of CILEX.


No Practice unit can be counted as achievement towards the Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma without the candidate having also achieved the linked Law unit*. The following table summarises the relationship between Law and Practice units:


You must do the following Law unit …

… if you intend to do this Practice unit …

Unit 1 Company and Partnership Law

Unit 16 The Practice of Company and Partnership Law

Unit 2 Contract Law or

Unit 13 Law of Tort *

Unit 15 Civil Litigation *

Unit 3 Criminal Law *   **

Unit 18 Criminal Litigation

Unit 4 Employment Law

Unit 19 The Practice of Employment Law

Unit 7 Family Law

Unit 20 The Practice of Family Law

Unit 9 Land Law *    **

Unit 17 Conveyancing *

Unit 14  Law of Wills and Succession

Unit 21 Probate Practice

Unit 22 Client Care *

Unit 23 Legal Research **


* Year 1 Level 6 taught modules

** Year 2 Level 6 taught modules



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:  Thereafter you will need to register for your exams:


CILEx Manuals can be purchased here: - we would advise new students to purchase books before the start of the course

Entry Requirements

To commence the GFTD route, you must have achieved, within the last seven years, a qualifying law degree/GDL as recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

How will I be assessed?

CILEx examinations for qualifications modules are hand written and paper-based.  A detailed course content can be found here:

What can I do next?

Speak to the course tutor about where to go from here

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email