CILEx level 6
Leaflet Code: L8084
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.
- St John's Centre
- Part Time
- 1 year
- September 2021
Academic Entry requirements
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.
These can be purchased in hard copy format and it is essential that students acquire the manual prior to the start of each unit.
The manuals can be purchased online at:
Click on “course manuals for CILEx exams”
How will I be assessed?
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.
What are the careers that this will lead to?
Chartered Legal Executives practice in much the same way as solicitors and there is now little difference in the work associated with either role. Chartered Legal Executives can, after five years post-qualification experience, become judges and, indeed, a former student of this college, who qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive is now a judge.
In addition, it is possible for Chartered Legal Executives to become solicitors.
Chartered Legal Executives work in law firms as associates and partners, in national government, in local government and within the in-house legal departments of large businesses. Furthermore, their legal skills are valued in other spheres of employment in business, commerce and the public sector.
Fees, Finance and Funding
Course Associated Costs
• CILEx membership fee
• CILEx examination/assessment entry fee payable in respect of each examination or assessment.
Further details of these fees can found by following the links below:
In addition students will need to purchase, direct and online from CILEx Law School, the subject manuals for each unit studied:
Click on “course manuals for CILEx exams” for prices and ordering.