CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice

The CILEx Level 3 Professional Certificate in Law and Practice is the first stage of academic training to become a chartered legal executive lawyer. The qualification is made up of a total of five units, this is designed to give prospective legal executives a good grounding in all core areas of law and the flexibility to tailor the legal practice element of the qualification to their requirements.

What units do I need to study?

To achieve the Level 3 Professional Certificate in Law and Practice you must study the Mandatory Units of:

  • Introduction to Law and Practice (Unit 1)
  • Client Care Skills (Unit 16)
  • Legal Research Skills (Unit 17)

You then need to study one law paper and one linked practice paper.  The options for study are set out below.

Title of Award Option Subject Unit Titles
CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Civil Litigation) with Contract as the law option Contract Law (Unit 2)

Civil Litigation (Unit 9)

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Civil Litigation) with Tort as the law option Law of Tort (Unit 5)
Civil Litigation (Unit 9)
CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice

(Conveyancing)

Land Law (Unit 4)

Conveyancing (Unit 10)

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Criminal Litigation) Criminal Law (Unit 3)

Criminal Litigation (Unit 11)

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Elderly Client Practice) Law of Wills and Succession (Unit 8)

The Practice of Law for the Elderly Client (Unit 15)

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Employment Practice) Employment Law (Unit 6)

The Practice of Employment Law (Unit 13)

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Family Practice) Family Law (Unit 7)

The Practice of Family Law (Unit 12)

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Probate Practice) Unit 8 Wills and Succession (Unit 8)

Probate Practice (Unit 14)

Please note the subjects that we offer each year are determined by student numbers.  We do not offer all of the subjects each year.

The course begins in September with a second intake in February with exams in January and June.  This is a one year programme of study.

 How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered on line, with full support of personal tutors, all of whom are professionally qualified and have been in practice.

We will deliver study and revision sessions (three a term) which last for approx. 4 hours on a prearranged weekday.   Weekly one to one call slots, together with full e mail support.   

Therefore there is no regular day release or evening classes, or time away from work

How are the Level 3 units assessed ?

The method of assessment by CILEx for each type of unit is given below. 

Unit number Type of unit Assessment method
Unit 1 Intro to Law and Practice Multiple choice exam in January and June each year (one hour duration).
Units 2-8 Law units Examination for each unit in January and June each year (1½ hours duration)
Units 9-15 Practice units Examination for each unit in January and June each year based on pre-released case study materials ( 1½ hours duration)
Units 16-17 Professional skills Tasks set by CILEx and sent for moderation in January and June each year

Where are the examinations held?

The examinations are held in your area and are run by CILEx.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees can be paid in three instalments if required. The instalments are paid in September, December and March. There is a charge per payment.    

You would also be required to register with directly with CILEx, for membership, books and exams.