CILEx Level 3

LocationLittle Titchfield Street, Central London
FacultyLaw

CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) courses provide an alternative route to becoming a qualified lawyer. Our CILEx courses are taken part-time, so that you can continue to work while studying towards your qualification.

Students who have no previous legal experience or academic qualifications can start their legal education at Level 3 (equivalent to A Level standard), while those who have already completed a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law are qualified to take the CILEx Level 6 qualifications.

Find out more about CILEx, how to qualify as a legal executive lawyer and career options available to you.

CILEx (not the University of Westminster) may allow certain exemptions for previous studies. Please view the CILEx exemptions table and contact CILEx directly to see what exemptions you may qualify for.

Please note that you must complete and pass a short written English test before you can enrol.

This CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice course is the first year of Level 3 studies. It is suitable for you if you have no previous formal academic qualifications or legal experience, although CILEx recommends students possess English GCSE level or its equivalent.

The course guarantees 120 hours of tuition (including mocks and feedback) in addition to pastoral care and regular access to a personal tutor throughout the academic year. It also includes some periods of independent guided study. Each unit is at A Level standard.

Courses open for booking
Name Duration Start date Day and time Price Apply
CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice Year 1 1 academic year 5 September 2016 Mondays 5.30–9pm £1,760 per year Book now

Course content

For CILEx Level 3 Year 1 you will take the following units:

Unit Title Type of unit
Unit 1 Introduction to Law and Practice Law unit
Unit 3 Criminal Law Law unit
Unit 11 Criminal Litigation Practice unit
Unit 5 Law of Tort Law unit
Unit 17 Legal Research Skills Professional skills

To successfully complete the CILEx Certificate in Law and Practice you must undertake all units of study. For students who are not working towards the CILEx Certificate in Law and Practice, and are not seeking to become qualified lawyers, subjects can be taken in isolation.

Due to the combination of studies, you will receive your Certificate and Professional Diploma in Law after completing Year 2 of Level 3 studies.

Fees

There are instalment options available for our tuition fee. Contact us to find out more.

In addition to the tuition fee, you will be required to pay CILEx:

  • a registration fee to be assigned the correct membership grade
  • an exam fee for each exam or assessment you are sitting
  • a fee to buy the mandatory CLS manual for each unit of CILEx study

For full details, please contact CILEx directly on +44 (0)1234 841 000.

Discounts

We offer a 15% discount for organisations or companies registering two or more delegates on any of the CILEx courses

How to claim your discount

Email us on cilex@westminster.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)20 3506 9900. Please note that you must confirm your eligibility before booking. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.

We will provide further information about registering as a member with CILEx when you join the course. Please do not register before starting the course.

Download our 2016 CILEx brochure (PDF).

This CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice course is the second year of Level 3 studies. It is for you if you have completed the Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

This course guarantees 120 hours of tuition (including mocks and feedback) in addition to pastoral care and regular access to a personal tutor throughout the academic year. It also includes some periods of independent guided study. Each unit is at A Level standard.

Courses open for booking
Name Duration Start date Day and time Price Apply
CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice Year 2 1 academic year 5 September 2016 Wednesdays 5.30–9pm £1,760 per year Book now

Course content

For CILEx Level 3 Year 2 you will take the following units:

Unit Title Type of unit
Unit 2 Contract Law Law unit
Unit 4 Land Law Law unit
Unit 16 Client Care Skills Professional skills
Unit 6 Employment Law Law unit
Unit 9 Civil Litigation Practice unit

To successfully complete the CILEx Certificate in Law and Practice you must undertake all units of study. For students who are not working towards the CILEx Certificate in Law and Practice, and are not seeking to become qualified lawyers, subjects can be taken in isolation.

Due to the combination of studies, you will receive your Certificate and Professional Diploma in Law at the same time, after completing this year of study.

Fees

There are instalment options available for our tuition fee. Contact us to find out more.

In addition to the tuition fee, you will be required to pay CILEx:

  • a registration fee to be assigned the correct membership grade
  • exam fee for each exam or assessment you are sitting
  • a fee to purchase the mandatory CLS manual for each unit of CILEx study

For full details, please contact CILEx directly on +44 (0) 1234 841 000.

Discounts

We offer a 15% discount for organisations or companies registering two or more delegates on any of the CILEx courses

How to claim your discount

Email us on cilex@westminster.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)20 3506 9900. Please note that you must confirm your eligibility before booking. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.

Download our 2016 CILEx brochure (PDF).

The CILEX Level 3 Single Subject Certificate recognises your achievement in a specific area of law or legal practice. The qualification is best suited to you if you do not wish to go on to become a full legal executive and Fellow of CILEx, but do still require recognition in a specific professional area of law and legal practice.

The qualification will, however, also act as an important milestone if you wish to move on to become a legal executive lawyer. You will be awarded a CILEx certificate for each unit of study you have undertaken successfully. Each unit is at A Level standard.

Courses no longer available
Name Duration Start date Day and time Price Apply
CILEx Level 3 Single Subject Certificates 1 academic year 5 September 2016 Mondays or Wednesdays 5.30–9pm (see course content below) £360 per unit Already started

Course content

We offer the following Level 3 units:

Unit

Title

Type of unit

Day and time

Term 1

Introduction to Law and Practice

Law unit

Mondays 5.30–7.15pm

Term 1

Contract Law

Law unit

Wednesdays 5.30–7.15pm

Term 1

Land Law

Law unit

Wednesdays 7.30–9pm

Term 1

Law of Tort

Law unit

Mondays 7.30–9pm

Term 2

Criminal Law

Law unit

Mondays 5.30–7.15pm

Term 2

Employment Law

Law unit

Wednesdays 5.30–7.15pm

Term 2

Civil Litigation

Practice unit

Wednesdays 7.30–9pm

Term 2

Criminal Litigation

Practice unit

Mondays 7.30–9pm

Term 1

Legal Research Skills

Professional skills

Mondays 5.30–9pm

Term 2

Client Care Skills

Professional skills

Wednesdays 5.30–9pm

Fees

There are instalment options available for our tuition fee. Contact us to find out more.

In addition to the tuition fee, you will be required to pay CILEx:

  • a registration fee to be assigned the correct membership grade
  • an exam fee for each exam or assessment you are sitting
  • a fee to purchase the mandatory CLS manual for each unit of CILEx study

For full details, please contact CILEx directly on +44 (0) 1234 841 000.

Discounts

We offer a 15% discount for organisations or companies registering two or more delegates on any of the CILEx courses

How to claim your discount

Email us on cilex@westminster.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)20 3506 9900. Please note that you must confirm your eligibility before booking. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.

We will provide further information about registering as a member with CILEx when you join the course. Please do not register before starting the course.

Download our 2016 CILEx brochure (PDF).

Contact us

E: cilex@westminster.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)20 350 69900

Term dates

  • Term 1: 12 September – 16 December 2016
  • Term 2: 9 January – 26 May 2017

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