CILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law & Practice

Course overview

The qualifications of CILEX are aimed at those who wish to qualify as a legal practitioner or move towards a career as a solicitor.

  • Guildford College is a Chartered Institute of Legal Executives accredited study centre
  • Studying for CILEX exams can result in an equivalent degree level qualification and students qualifying in this way are exempt from the training contract stage of becoming a solicitor
  • All tutors have professional qualifications as barristers or solicitors

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our Online and On Campus model, see details below. Homework: At least the same amount of time out of the classroom as in it (a minimum of 3 hours a week).

Please note this qualification is only open to students who were already a member of CILEx by 31 May 2021

Our alternative law entry qualification is the Access to Law course; this is open to all students who fulfil the entry criteria.

CILEx indicates that to embark on the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice, you are strongly recommended to have a minimum of four GCSE grades C or above, including English Language or Literature, or qualifications at an equivalent level. For potential students, the first thing to do is to look at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives website, and to become a member. You will need to pay a joining fee, and an annual fee to the Institute. They charge an examination fee per session. You are also encouraged to purchase the Institute’s study manuals, although teaching is done independently of these. Finally, having completed the College Enrolment Form you need to pay the tuition fees direct to the College. Fees are subject to amendment each year.

CILEX Higher Professional Diploma in Law Level 6 at the College. This is the route most students take before going on to qualify either as MCILEXs or solicitors.

We have partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through our Online and On Campus model.

Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case studies and analytical tools help to enhance the learning experience further.

On campus, you benefit from regular college classes – without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce what you have learnt during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Discussion and debate with classmates will help you apply theories to situations you face in the workplace.

5-8 hours independent study accessing online lessons and exercises at times that best suit you.

3 hours in College every fortnight.

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