CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice
Students enrolled on UCEN Manchester’s CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice are required to complete one practice unit, along with the corresponding law unit. In addition, students must undertake both mandatory professional skills units and are able to choose any two other law units.
CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma
Students enrolled on UCEN Manchester’s CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma are asked to complete two Level 6 practice units (one of which must be linked to a module studied in their qualifying law degree). In addition, students must also complete the Level 6 Client Care Skills unit.
CILEx Level 6 Certificate in Law (single subject certificate)
Students enrolled on UCEN Manchester’s CILEx Level 6 Certificate in Law are asked to choose and complete any one of the Level 6 practice or law units.
Please refer to the “What will I be studying?” section for a list of the practice and law units offered by UCEN Manchester.
Whilst experience of working in the legal sector is not essential, many applicants are already employed in this field.
However, it should be noted that, in order to obtain Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive, it is necessary to undertake a period of qualifying employment of a predominantly legal nature.
How will I be assessed?
All units, with the exception of Legal Research Skills and Client Care, are summatively assessed by means of a three hour written examination at the end of the unit in June.
Both Professional Skills units (Legal Research Skills and Client Care Skills) are assessed by means of coursework completed over the duration of the academic year. Final submission of coursework must by the end of April. The coursework submissions are marked by tutors at the College and then submitted to CILEx for moderation.
Continuing Your Journey
After the required period of qualifying employment, students may apply for Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and the entitlement to use the designation “Chartered Legal Executive”.Careers page
Chartered Legal Executives may undertake further study to extend their rights of audience in the courts.
There are also opportunities to study at Master’s level.
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