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Wolverhampton Law School

CILEx Level Six Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice

Undergraduate Credit Part-time 2 years

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Start Date(s) 14 September 2020
  • Award Undergraduate Credit
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Law School

Why choose this course?

CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law & Practice

The level 6 professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice is the final academic stage towards qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer and it is set and assessed at Honours degree standard. In order to achieve this award you will need to complete six subjects in total. Upon successful completion of this stage you can apply to become a CILEx fellow once you have completed a period of qualifying employment.         

CILEx Level 6 Single Subject Certificate Qualification

Each CILEx unit that is offered by the University of Wolverhampton can be studied as a single subject certificate. Units you have successfully completed can also be taken into account if you decide to embark upon the full qualification. 

For more details please go to the CILEx website

CILEx Accredited Study Centre


What happens on the course?

(Modules will only run subject to numbers.)

Semester 1

  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Client Care Skills 

Semester 2 

  • Family Law
  • Legal Research Skills
  • The Practice of Family Law
  • Civil Litigation

In order to complete the Level Six Professional Higher Diploma you will need to complete:

·         Three law academic units

·         One practice unit (that is linked to one of the academic modules)

·         Both professional study units

 *You can also complete individual modules and receive a CILEx certificate in that module.


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Studying with CILEx can also be a flexible and realistic route of study into the legal profession. If you are a Fellow of CILEx before you complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) you may be exempt from the two-year training contract specified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

For further information about becoming a Chartered Legal Executive then visit the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives website:

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

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. 

 Entry onto CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice requires:

  •  CILEx level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice or equivalent; 
  •  A satisfactory reference will be required as part of our selection process.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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