CILEx Certificate in Law and Practice Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Accountancy, Business & Law



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Part Time Evening


City of Newport Campus



Start Date

Start Date
07 September 2020



Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time


34 weeks

In a nutshell

This is the ideal broad-based overview of law, practice and professional skills, giving you an introduction to the various areas of law and core topics of legal work.

This course is for...

…following a career in law

…working in a solicitors' office, the legal department of a commercial organisation, local and central government, utility company or the Crown Prosecution Service

Course content

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Law & Practice, you’ll need to complete five units over a one-year period, which could include:

Practice units

  • Civil Litigation Practice
  • Criminal Litigation Practice
  • Conveyancing Practice
  • Family Practice
  • Employment Practice

Law units

  • Introduction to Law and Practice
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Tort Law
  • Law of Wills and succession
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law

Professional units

  • Client Care Skills*
  • Legal Research*

You’ll be assessed through both exams and portfolio work – the modules with a * are examined either in January and/or June. Client Care Skills and Legal Research Skills are assessed by portfolio. On completion you can move on to the CILEx Level 3 Diploma Law and Practice, or to employment.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and/or Level 2 Certificate in Legal Studies or relevant experience. You’ll also undergo an interview.

Additional information

You’ll be expected to join and pay for membership of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and to pay CILEx for your exam entries (currently £47 per module).

Payment Information

Due to current limitations, payment can only be made via bank transfer.

An invoice will be sent from within 72 hours with instructions on how to pay or set up payment instalments if required.

Where can I study CILEx Certificate in Law and Practice Level 3?

City of Newport Campus
(Part Time Evening)
Start Date: 07 September 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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