Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX)

Our Courses

Come along to learn more about CILEX. Open days will run on 3 of our campuses - Carmarthen, Swansea and London.

UWTSD is pleased to have been accredited as a CILEX learning provider and are pleased to be able to offer a number of legal practice courses.

These courses are planned to be delivered part time and in the evening.  

The course are open to anyone looking to a future in the legal profession and is not dependant on an existing position.

Why not come along to one of our open evenings?


CILEX level 3 Law and Practice

The Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Law and Practice was developed to recognise the growing number of students who are either interested in to Law and Practice or have a specific learning need within an area of Law and Legal Practice. The qualification also includes a practical legal skills component. The Professional Skills units require that students demonstrate key transferable legal skills in practical situations.

It is open to anyone seeking a route into the legal profession or as a short course to specialise in a certain aspect of law with a variety of professions such as HR, Conveyancing and Probate. The qualification consists of ten units in total which are each assessed by CILEx and accumulated by the student. Each unit is regarded as a worthwhile achievement in its own right and certification is available at unit level. We plan to deliver the course over two evenings a week and over two years.


CILEX Level 6 Law and Practice

The CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice is the second and final academic stage towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer. You can study at your own pace, but the qualification should take you around two years to complete, although there are options to complete in a quicker time period.

Building on the CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice, students are required to demonstrate a broad and detailed understanding of the law in three specific areas.

For one of these areas, the candidate must also demonstrate a sound practical understanding of the legal practice that arises from the law .The candidate must also demonstrate the required level of underpinning professional legal skills by undertaking two mandatory Professional Skills units.


Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice)

The CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma ( Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice) is for law and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) graduates who want to qualify as lawyers without undertaking the more traditional and costlier Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) routes. There is also no requirement to secure a training contract or pupillage when taking the CILEx route to qualification.

Instead of qualifying as a solicitor or barrister, graduates qualify and practise as Chartered Legal Executive lawyers. Increasingly on a level playing field with solicitors, Chartered Legal Executive lawyers can now become judges, coroners, advocates and partners in law firms The Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice) is open to those who have achieved their law degree or GDL.

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