CILEx Professional Diploma in Law and Practice (Paralegal) Level 3

Subject Area Law
Course Type 16-18, Adult Learning, College
Qualification Level 3
Start Date September 2020
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CILEx Professional Diploma in Law and Practice (Paralegal) Level 3

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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Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
  • You will need to have achieved a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above, including English
What will I learn?
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  • Introduction to Law and Practice

  • Legal Research Skills

  • Client Care Skills

  • Criminal Law

  • Criminal Litigation

  • Law of Tort

  • Civil Litigation

  • Contract Law

  • Land Law

  • Conveyancing

Course Applications

Please choose you preferred study option below (subject to change).

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LocationPaignton Campus
Dates22/09/2020 - 12/07/2022
Times09:00 - 12:30

This course costs: £2693.00

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, 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 fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

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.


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

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