CILEx Law and Practice - Level 3 (Online Learning)

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association and governing body for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, other legal practitioners and paralegals.

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.

The CILEx route is the ideal way to obtain a law qualification for school leavers, graduates, legal support staff, mature students and those who already have family commitments. Taking the Chartered Legal Executive lawyer route means you can earn-as-you-learn and gain valuable practical experience. Once your studies and qualifying employment are complete you will be able to call yourself a qualified lawyer straight away without having to undertake an LPC or wait for an elusive training contract to become a solicitor.





The Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice was developed to recognise the growing number of students who are either interested in a short but rounded introduction to Law and Practice or have a specific learning need within an area of Law and Legal Practice.

This qualification leads to the Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice which forms the first academic stage in the process of becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer..


By completing and passing the five modules you will gain an CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice qualification.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 226 6313 and they will talk you through your application.


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NCG Direct
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1st Floor
Parsons Annexe
Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call : 0191 226 6313 and we will send you an application form.

This course will consist of five modules:

  • Introduction to Law and Practice
  • Contract
  • Civil Litigation Practice
  • Client Care Skills
  • Legal Research Skills


Supported online learners will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment which provides all course materials and content. Learners can log in at any time as long as they have internet access. Learners will also have access to a Personal Online Tutor to support them through their studies. Learners will be required to dedicate between 6 – 10 hours
flexibly per week.


During this course you will submit 2 assignments and sit 3 examinations at your local CILEx test centre. CILEx have fixed examination windows in January and June.
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Learners who fully complete the Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice can top up their qualification to the CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice.


Fully qualified and experienced Chartered Legal Executive lawyers are able to undertake many of the legal activities that solicitors do. Chartered Legal Executive lawyers must adhere to a code of conduct and, like solicitors, are required to continue training throughout their careers in order to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in the law.

Starting salaries are usually £15,000 -£28,000 per year whilst qualifying. After completion of the CILEx qualifications they can expect to earn up to £38,000.


Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, learners must be aged 18 or over. All learners will be assessed by an admission decision. Learners wishing to study this qualification are recommended to hold GCSE’s in
Mathematics and English.

If a learner does not hold these qualifications an admission decision can be made based on practical work experience. If English is not your first language an English language test qualification with an average score of 5.5 and no component under 5 is required.


£ 1,250.00

Please be aware, that it is the responsibility of the learner to pay for additional CILEx fees. For up to date information on registration, membership and assessment fees please visit:

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