cilexChartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

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.

What is a legal executive?

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.

How to qualify as a legal executive

The academic part of the CILEx training programme is made up of two stages of training:

  1. CILEx Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Law and Practice
    Together these two awards form the first academic stage in the process of becoming a Legal Executive Lawyer.
  2. CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice
    This forms the last academic stage you will require to study to be 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.

What are the career and work opportunities?

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/

What does it cost?

CILEx Level 3 certificate/diploma in Law and Practice

Full course: £975 per year, per 5 modules
Single modules:
Introduction to Practice and Skills modules, £160
All other modules, £260

CILEx level 6 diploma in Law and Practice

Graduate Fast Track route, £1050
Skills modules, £425
Law and Practice modules, £495

Contacts

To find out more please contact:

Email: geaperkins@wlv.ac.uk

Tel: 01902 322357