Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

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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 Chartered Legal Executive?‌

A Chartered Legal Executive is a qualified lawyer. The term 'Chartered 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 Chartered Legal Executive

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.

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 CILEx 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 three years’ qualifying employment in order to become a Fellow of CILEx, one year of which must be after Level 6. You can find out more about qualifying employment on the CILEx website.

‌What are the career and work opportunities?

52188Being a Chartered 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 Chartered Legal Executives and qualifying as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Chartered Legal Executives please go to

What does it cost?

CILEx Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Law and Practice

Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice: £300.00 per unit

Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law: £300.00 per unit

CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice

Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma / Graduate Fast-Track Diploma: £500.00 per unit


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Tel: 01902 321 081