Postgraduate study
Law, Policing & Investigation

Graduate Fast-track Diploma CILEx

The CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice) is for law (with a qualifying law degree) and Graduate Diploma in Law graduates who want to qualify as lawyers without undertaking the more traditional and costlier Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course routes.

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 year

More part-time details

September 2018 entry

  • Evening
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384491
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £2,125
    More details about our fees
  • Additional fees payable to CILEx

Contact details

Further information

 

There is no requirement to secure a training contract or pupillage when taking the CILEx route to qualification. Instead of qualifying as a solicitor or barrister, you qualify and practise as Chartered Legal Executive lawyers.

Increasingly on a level playing field with solicitors, Chartered Legal Executive lawyers can now become judges, coroners, advocates and partners in law firms. On successfully completing the Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice) you can upgrade from CILEx Associate Member to CILEx Graduate Member. The course can be studied in the evening, leaving you free to work in legal practice and gain the necessary qualifying employment to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer and a CILEx Fellow. The course is split into two periods of learning of approximately ten weeks each. You study one practice unit each period, along with the Client Care unit. (The Client Care unit runs through the whole duration of the programme). The examination periods take place in January and June.Find out more about CILExWe also offer Level 6 Single Subject Certificates in The Practice of Employment Law and Civil Litigation. for further information please contact the School Admissions Office (see contact details).

Professional accreditation

As a CILEx- accredited centre, we play an important role in helping CILEx learners achieve their developmental and career aims through the delivery of CILEx qualifications. In addition we understand our responsibilities and take all reasonable steps to ensure that CILEx is able to comply with its regulators' conditions. Once a student's Chartered Legal Executive studies and qualifying employment are complete they will be able to call themselves a qualified lawyer.

Course structure

Core module

Client Care Skills (Unit 22)

 

and two practice units

Civil Litigation (Unit 15)

Conveyancing* (Unit 17)

(*not available for teaching in 2017, check with course leader)

Probate Practice* (Unit 21)

(*not available for teaching in 2017, check with course leader)

The Practice of Employment Law (Unit 19)

 

Visit the CILEx site for detailed module information

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

The course is split into two periods of learning of approximately ten weeks each. You study one practice unit along with the Client Care unit. (The Client Care unit runs through the whole duration of the programme). The examination periods take place in January and June.

Entry requirements

For law graduates (with a qualifying law degree) and Graduate Diploma in Law graduates seeking to use their Graduate Fast-Track Diploma to become Fellows of CILEx, it is a requirement that at least one of the practice units attempted is in an area of law that the candidate can demonstrate was a constituent part of their law degree.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 year

More part-time details

September 2018 entry

  • Evening
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384491
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £2,125
    More details about our fees
  • Additional fees payable to CILEx

Contact details

Further information