- Course Code: EB634SD
- Duration: 5 academic years
- Validated by: NONE
- Study mode: Full Time, Part Time
What is a Chartered Legal Executive?
- What will I study?
To achieve the CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice, you need to study six subjects in total, comprising one legal practice unit with its linked law unit, two other law units of your choice, and the mandatory professional skills units – Client Care Skills and Legal Research Skills. The full lists of law units, practice units and professional skills units are given below.
You select three law units, one of which must be linked to your practice unit.
- Unit 1 – Company and Partnership Law
- Unit 2 – Contract Law
- Unit 3 – Criminal Law
- Unit 4 – Employment Law
- Unit 5 – Equity and Trusts
- Unit 6 – European Union Law
- Unit 7 – Family Law
- Unit 8 – Immigration Law
- Unit 9 – Land Law
- Unit 10 – Landlord and Tenant Law
- Unit 12 – Public Law
- Unit 13 – Law of Tort
- Unit 14 – Wills and Succession
You select one practice unit from the list below, which must be linked to one of your law units. We have shown the unit number(s) of the linked law units in brackets after each practice unit.
- Unit 15 – Civil Litigation (Unit 2 or Unit 13)*
- Unit 16 – The Practice of Company and Partnership Law (Unit 1)
- Unit 17 – Conveyancing (Unit 9)
- Unit 18 – Criminal Litigation (Unit 3)
- Unit 19 – The Practice of Employment Law (Unit 4)
- Unit 20 – The Practice of Family Law (Unit 7)
- Unit 21 – Probate Practice (Unit 14)
*It is recommended that both these law units are studied with Civil Litigation.
Professional skills units
Both of these units are mandatory.
- Unit 22 – Client Care Skills
- Unit 23 – Legal Research Skills
- Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements. However it is recommended that students have a minimum of four GCSEs at grades C or above (including English Language or Literature) or equivalent qualifications. Individual employers may identify any additional relevant entry requirements for employment in terms of previous qualifications or other criteria. You must remain in employment for the duration of the apprenticeship.
- How will I be assessed?
Throughout the course you’ll be assessed by a variety of methods. These include: Assignments, Time constraint assessments, Examinations, Professional dialogues, Portfolios and Projects.
- What can I do next?
As this is a professional qualification, the majority of students will be looking to pursue a career in the legal sector. Satisfactory completion leads to qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive.
Chartered Legal Executives practice in much the same way as solicitors and there is now little difference in the work associated with either role. Chartered Legal Executives can, after five years post-qualification experience, become judges!
In addition, it is possible for Chartered Legal Executives to become solicitors.
Chartered Legal Executives work in law firms as associates and partners, in national government, in local government and within the in-house legal departments of large businesses. Furthermore, their legal skills are valued in other spheres of employment in business, commerce and the public sector.
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