Overview

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.

Location
St John's Campus
Attendance
Part Time
Duration
1 year
Start
August 2020
Teaching staff have both academic and professional legal qualifications and industry experience as practitioners in the legal sector.
Whilst experience of working in the legal sector is not essential, many applicants are already employed in this field.
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.
At level 6, all the required reading can be found in the relevant CILEx subject manuals.
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:
https://www.cilexlawschool.ac.uk/shop
Click on “course manuals for CILEx exams”
All units, with the exception of Legal Research Skills and Client Care, are summatively assessed by means of a three hour written examination at the end of the unit in June.


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.
As this is a professional qualification, the majority of students will be looking to pursue a career in the legal sector. Satisfactory completion leads to qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive.

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.
In addition to fees payable to the College for enrolment on the course, certain fees are payable to CILEx before CILEx will accept entry for an examination or assessment. These fees, payable direct to CILEx and not collected by the College are:
• 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:

www.cilex.org.uk/membership/membership-grades-and-fees


www.cilex.org.uk/~/media/pdf_documents/main_cilex/education/study_pdfs

In addition students will need to purchase, direct and online from CILEx Law School, the subject manuals for each unit studied:

https://www.cilexlawschool.ac.uk/shop
Click on “course manuals for CILEx exams” for prices and ordering.


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