Press Releases 2014-2015

Legal Training in Wales Boosted by University


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has been given the go-ahead to deliver innovative legal training courses by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

The University’s Swansea Business School is set to enrol students who will follow CILEx’s earn-as-you-learn route to becoming a qualified lawyer.

President of CILEx, Frances Edwards, who is also a family lawyer at Caswell Jones Solicitors in Caerphilly, South Wales said: “I’m pleased to announce that the University of Wales Trinity Saint David has met our rigorous standards to deliver our flexible learning pathway to a career in law. The needs of both legal businesses and students are continually evolving; the flexibility, accessibility and affordability of the CILEx route meets those needs.”

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Bronwen Williams, from the Faculty of Business and Management at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), said: “With changes in how legal services are provided, structured and funded the university recognises there is an opportunity to meet those changes and provide alternative routes into the legal profession. Introducing CILEx as part of our new Law portfolio is a way of widening access into the legal services profession which can still be unobtainable for talented learners who are put off by the high cost of the traditional route. We will be offering a range of CILEx courses, from Level 3 and Level 6 Law and Practice to the Graduate Fast-track Diploma in a variety of delivery options.

Bronwen continued: “UWTSD is about transforming education and we see this as a way to transform entry into the legal profession which will ultimately transform the lives of the students we aim to attract. This is a very unique and exciting opportunity for the university and we are proud to be working with CILEx.”

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Note to Editor

  1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.

  2. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.

  3. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.

  4. CILEx is the professional association representing over 20,000 Chartered Legal Executives, paralegals and legal professionals.

  5. CILEx has been providing innovative vocational legal courses for more than 50 years.

  6. Over 100,000 students have chosen CILEx for their career in law during the last 25 years.

  7. 74% of the Chartered Institute’s members are women and one third new students are from a BAME background.

  8. CILEx opens up access to a career as a lawyer to all. 82% of members do not have a parent who attended university, and only 3% of members have a parent who is a lawyer


Further Information

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