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CILEx Professional Diploma in Law and Practice

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

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What will I learn?

"Whilst I was studying  my degree I was working as a healthcare assistant, and was able to apply the skills and knowledge I acquired in a vocational setting, whilst developing and building upon my professional experience. I went on to receive a WorldSkills UK Gold Medal in Advanced Caring, which was a great honour, both personally and professionally. I was judged alongside a field of competitors from throughout the United Kingdom, with us all competing in our chosen skill. The final pressure test called for a wide range of skills to be demonstrated through practical tasks caring for patients (who were played by actresses) in difficult scenarios. I was honoured to receive the Gold Medal, which recognised the hard work and dedication I put in during my studies. The skills I developed at University Centre South Devon helped me to succeed, and have increased my employment opportunities and prospects."Rameez Shah

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 3CILEx Diploma in Providing Legal Services (Paralegal)

Level 3CILEx Law and Legal Skills Diploma with BTEC Extended Certificate in Law

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