The University of Wolverhampton is proud to work in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) to offer an alternative route to becoming a lawyer.
Driven by flexibility, the courses offer opportunity to further your career and qualification ambitions.
A legal executive is a qualified lawyer. The term 'legal executive' can only be used by Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), who have followed one of the prescribed routes to qualification.
The academic part of the CILEx training programme is made up of two stages of training:
Together these two awards form the first academic stage in the process of becoming a Legal Executive Lawyer.
For those already holding a qualifying law degree, we also offer a new Graduate Fast Track diploma which can be used instead of the LPC or BPTC to complete the academic stage of your legal studies.
Once you complete the Level 3 stage of your academic training you will become an Associate Member of CILEx, and after you complete the Level 6 stage you will become a Graduate Member of CILEx.
You also need to fulfil the requirements for five years’ qualifying employment in order to become a Fellow of CILEx, two years of which must take place after you have become a Graduate Member.
Being a legal executive lawyer is a fulfilling and rewarding career. In a law firm you could be a partner (to share in the firm’s profits), or a senior member of staff or department head with a significant client following.
Opportunities also exist for senior roles in the legal departments of commercial organisations, charities, government agencies and local authorities and in the judiciary.
To find out more about legal executives and qualifying as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives please go to http://www.cilex.org.uk/
Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law - £200.00 per unit (£100 per skills unit)
Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice - £200.00 per unit (£100 per skills unit)
Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma / Graduate Fast - Track Diploma - £370.00 per unit
To find out more please contact:
Tel: 01902 323518