CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice represents the final academic stage towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer. You can study at your own pace, but the qualification should take you around two years to complete.
Building on the CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice, students are required to demonstrate a broad and detailed understanding of the law in the three specific 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 Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer. Completion of the qualification ensures candidates are eligible to become graduates of CILEx||250 hours|
Selection of CILEx Level 6 Units
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
|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|
How the course is delivered
There are 2 intakes for this course each year, September and February with exams in January and June
We will deliver study and revision sessions monthly which last for approximately 4 hours on a prearranged weekday, therefore there is no regular day release or evening classes or time away from work, weekly one to one call slots and full e mail support
All our tutors are professionally qualified and have been in practice.
How is the course structured
1 practice unit plus the linked Law Unit and 1 professional skills unit ( assessed by a series of tasks set by CILEx )
2 further law units and 1 professional skills unit
( assessed by a series of tasks set by CILEx )
Where are the exams held
The examinations are held in your area and run by CILEx
How do I pay for my Level 6 course
Course fees can be paid in three instalments if required ( if you are completing the course in full ) This would attract an administration fee in addition to the cost of the course.
You would also be required to pay directly to CILEx, membership, examination fees and purchase of books.