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CILEx Professional Diploma in Law and Practice (Paralegal)

This exciting programme forms the first stage in becoming a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer, and is set at A Level equivalent status.

The course is run part-time over two years, one afternoon per week, allowing you to work while you study. Once you have completed your Level 3 qualification you will be able to apply to become an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

Taking the Chartered Legal Executive lawyer route means you can earn as you learn and gain valuable practical experience. In addition to qualifying employment, the qualifications that you will need to achieve in order to practice are:

Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice
Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice

If you are aged 19 and over you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment. To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
DP3CLP1PBV 17/09/2019 - 29/06/2021 TUE 14:00:00:0 - 17:30:00:0 36 £2067.00 FC 19+ Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

South Devon College was the perfect option for me. It is one of the very few colleges that offer the CILEX route, enabling me to become a qualified Legal Executive. I first spoke with the tutors at an open evening – I soon realised everything I needed to know was available here and it would be the right place for my studies.Mike Davies

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Level 2 CILEx Award in Legal Studies

Level 6CILEx Law and Practice Diploma

Returning to education

At South Devon College, we offer a wide range of adult education courses and qualifications, so whatever you want to do, you can achieve it with us. The only question is how far do you want to go?

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If the idea of cost is holding you back from committing to a course, there is a wide range of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us.