CILEx Law and Practice - Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma (Online Learning)

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives ( CILEx) is the professional body for Chartered Legal Executives, paralegals, and other legal professionals in England and Wales.

CILEx qualifications offer an affordable training route for employers to become fully qualified legal professionals, ranging from paralegal to lawyers.

CILEx qualifications meet the mandatory training outcomes of the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct and CILEx members are independently regulated.

The CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice is the second and final academic stage towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer. 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 three specific areas.

For one of these 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.


By passing and completing the six modules, you will then gain an CILEx Level 6 Higher Diploma in Law and Practice qualification.


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The course will consist of 6 modules, this would need to include 1 practice unit+ linked law unit, followed by two law units.

Leaners would also need to complete  the Client Care Skills and 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 8 examinations at your local CILEx test centre. CILEx have fixed examination windows in January and June. For further details please visit

Once you have completed the Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice you will need to complete a period of qualifying employment and then you will be able to apply to become a Fellow of CILEx and use the designation FCILEx.

The Level 6 qualifications form the last academic stage you will be required to study in order to become a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer.

For students wishing to dual qualify as solicitors, CILEx level 6 qualifications have exemptions with the SRA (Solicitors' Regulation Authority) for the Foundations of Legal Knowledge subjects, and candidates achieving the Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice can use this qualification towards becoming a solicitor.

Learners wishing to study this qualification must hold the CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice.

£ £4200

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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