CILEx Diploma in Law and Practice Level 6

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Personal Learning Accounts





Start Date

Start Date



In a nutshell

A Personal Learning Account is a new initiative from the Welsh Government. It is a free and flexible way to learn. The initiative will offer people the chance to access free, part-time courses that offer flexible and convenient learning around their existing lifestyle.

This is the final academic stage towards becoming a qualified legal executive. Completion of the qualification will enable you to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

This course is for...

...anyone over 19, living in Wales, in employment and earning less than £26,000 a year if you’re studying the final stages towards being a qualified legal executive graduates

...those who want to work for an employer such as the Crown Prosecution Service.

Course content

To achieve this qualification, you must attain six units from the following criteria:

  • Three law modules
  • One linked practice module
  • Two skills modules (Client Care and Legal Research)

Law modules:

  • Contract law
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Employment law
  • Equity and trusts
  • European Union law
  • Land law
  • Civil law
  • Civil litigation
  • Criminal litigation
  • Family practice
  • Landlord and tenant law
  • Law of wills and succession
  • Client care skills*
  • Legal research*

*Modules are examined, either in January and/or June.


Client care skills and legal research skills modules are assessed by portfolio.

Entry Requirements

To enter this course, you'll need to have completed the CILEx Professional Diploma in Law and Practice (Level 3) or a qualifying Law degree (2:2 minimum) and subject to an interview.

Law graduates are not required to study the academic units of Level 6, only the practice and professional elements of the qualification.

Additional information

After completion, you can gain employment in solicitors' offices, legal departments of commercial organisations, local and central government, utility companies or the Crown Prosecution Service.

It is possible to qualify as a solicitor through the CILEx route.

City of Newport Campus

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

Contact us on 01633 466130 / 07485 314832
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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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