CILEx Diploma Units in Law and Practice (Legal Studies) Level 6

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Accountancy, Business and Law

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Part Time Evening


City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
20 September 2021


Monday to Wednesday

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In a nutshell

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...’re studying the final stages towards being a qualified legal executive’re a law graduate 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

Completion of 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, the utility companies or the Crown Prosecution Service.

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

Law units can be studied individually at a cost of £550 per unit apart from the following:

  • Client care skills £250 per unit
  • Legal research £275 per unit

City of Newport Campus
(Part Time Evening)
Start Date: 20 September 2021

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