Law & Practice CILEX Diploma

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 3 Business School

CILEx Level 3 qualifications are set and assessed at A level standard and provide the necessary skills and knowledge for students to become qualified paralegals.

The Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice is a broad-based, practical introduction to law and legal practice, and forms the first academic stage in the process of becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer.

The qualification comprises ten units; including seven mandatory units which cover the key ‘Foundation’ subjects of:
Introduction to Law and Practice, Law of Tort, Land Law, Client Care Skills, Legal Research Skills, Criminal Law, Contract Law, and three further units from identified legal pathways, which include at least two Legal Practice units, linked to studied law subjects.

CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice provides progression to:

  1. CILEx Level 6 Certificate in Law, which is aimed at those who do not wish to go on to become full Chartered Legal Executive Lawyers but who want recognition for their skills in a specific professional area of law and practice.
  2. CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice, which is the final academic stage towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer.
  3. A degree in Law/Graduate Diploma in Law (for those who want to become a solicitor).

The CILEx route to Chartered Legal Executive status also offers exemptions towards learners going on to become solicitors.


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Ideal if:

You would like to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become a qualified paralegal.

You’ll need:

four GCSES at grade C or 4, including English or equivalent qualifications.

You’ll learn:

The foundations of the subject; modules include Introduction to Law and Practice, Law of Tort, Land Law, Client Care Skills, Criminal Law, Contract Law and other selected units which include at least two legal practice units, linked to law subjects studied.


To be supported by highly qualified trainers with up-to-date, relevant work experience and knowledge of the law.

You’ll love:

This alternative route to Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer status.

You’ll go on to:

Employment or further study to gain your Law & Practice CILEx Level 6 or a law degree.

If you want to work in accounting, legal or medical administration, management, marketing, office management or personnel, our courses will be a great stepping stone to get you there.


Law & Practice CILEX Diploma

Start Date

September 2017




1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

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