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Qualification:
CILEX L3 Dip in Law and Practice 
Starts:
18/09/2019 
Ends:
01/07/2020 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Part-Time 
Assessment:
Exams and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Business Services & Enterprise 
Course Code:
CEPLX1B 
 
Entry Requirements

Entry to the Level 3 Certificate requires no specific qualification but is subject to informal interview at enrolment and is at the course leader’s discretion subject to a good general education and work experience (not necessarily in a legal field).


Ideally you should have 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/4 and above, including English Language and preferably Maths.

 
 

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law & Practice

The CILEx Certificate in Law & Practice is the first stage of qualifying as a legal executive. The course provides an excellent introduction to law and legal practice, developing knowledge and skills that will enable students to undertake complex research tasks and work with clients.This flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education and combines online learning with bi-weekly, face-to-face lessons in the classroom.


About the Course

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association which represents more than 20,000 trainee and practising Chartered Legal Executives. Delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, this flexible course combines online learning with face-to-face lessons in the classroom. 

 
The CILEx Certificate in Law & Practice is the first stage of qualifying as a legal executive and is a one year evening course leading to the Diploma in Law & Practice in the second year. Please note: the cost of professional registration is additional to the course fees but do include a first attempt at the examinations.

Chartered Legal Executive lawyers are fee earners. In private practice, their work is charged directly to clients making a direct contribution to the income of a law firm. This is possible having achieved the Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice. Depending upon which area of law they work in, Chartered Legal Executive lawyers may handle the legal aspects of a property transfer, be involved in actions in the High Court or County Courts, draft wills, draw up documents to assist in the formation of a company, or advise husbands and wives with matrimonial problems or clients accused of serious or petty crime.

The full Level 3 Professional Diploma at The Sheffield College provides a broad yet detailed programme of study across the three main areas of legal practice: property law and practice, civil and criminal litigation. Students can then choose to specialise in a particular area of law and practice on the Higher Professional Diploma at Level 6.

Study Mode
The Sheffield College has partnered with Mindful Education to deliver this course through a blended online and on-campus model.

Online study
Online video levtures are available on demand and can be viewed from your phone, tablet or computer, meaning you can choose how, when and where you want to study. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and is accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Exercises, interactive case-studies and analytical tools help to enhance your learning experience further. Students are advised to undertake 3-4 hours independent study each week by accessing online lessons and exercises at the times that best suit you. 

On campus study
Through the on-campus study mode you will benefit from regular classes at our City Campus, without having to commit to attending multiple evenings each week. Experienced tutors will discuss and reinforce the content that you have learned during your online study and are on hand to provide guidance on your progress and assessments. Discussion and debate with classmates will also help you to apply your theoretical knowledge to situations you may face in the workplace. Please note, classroom attendance is fortnightly, on every other Tuesday or Wednesday.


Key Units

There are many CILEx units from which to choose, but The Sheffield College's Certificate provision includes the following CILEx units:


Unit 1 - Introduction to Law and Practice
This unit provides a broad introduction to the study of law, laying the foundation stones for the rest of your legal training. It is a wide-ranging unit, covering the workings, history and quirks of our legal system.

Unit 5 - The Law of Tort
A Tort is a civil wrong. This unit examines the main tort which is negligence, covering the workings of the law in this area. It is linked to the Civil Litigation unit as part of this course and is also one of the compulsory units in your Level 3 Diploma.

Unit 9 - Civil Litigation
This unit covers the civil action process from beginning to end. It is known as a practice unit, as it deals with what happens in a court from a practical point of view.

Unit 16 - Client Care Skills
This unit covers the importance of client care and The Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct. It is one of two compulsory professional skills units, the other being Legal Research Skills.

Unit 17 - Legal Research Skills
This unit allows you to practice legal research, a vital skill you will need throughout your career. Along with Client Care Skills, it is one of two compulsory professional skills units.



Entry Requirements

Entry to the Level 3 Certificate requires no specific qualification but is subject to informal interview at enrolment and is at the course leader’s discretion subject to a good general education and work experience (not necessarily in a legal field).


Ideally you should have 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/4 and above, including English Language and preferably Maths.


Assessment

Assessment is via a number of methods, to include:

  • Multiple choice tests
  • Closed book examinations (based on pre-released study material)
  • Series of skills-based tasks set by CILEx (undertaken at college and quality assured by CILEx)


Where does this Lead

This qualification allows progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice. To achieve the Level 3 Diploma, students must complete 5 further units of study.


The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives offers modular qualifications, allowing qualification as Associate Members of the Chartered Institute and progression to the Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma.


Future Opportunities

With extended rights of audience in civil, criminal and family proceedings, those Fellows who train and qualify as Legal Executive Advocates can represent their clients in the County Court, Family Proceedings Court, Magistrates' Court including the Youth Court, Coroners Court and in most Tribunals depending on the area of law in which they practice.


Chartered Legal Executive lawyers have the option to become solicitors in one or two years after becoming Fellows and usually are exempt from the training contract graduates must complete to qualify as solicitors. However, new emerging rights means that the role and standing of Chartered Legal Executive lawyers and solicitors is moving ever closer.

The qualification provides a flexible and cost-effective route to a legal career without the requirement of a law degree. After completing the Certificate course, students can progress to the Diploma course, upon completion of which they can become fee-earners in a legal practice.


Following this qualification, jobs can be found in:
  • Legal Practice (in the legal department of a private company or in local/national government)
  • Ligation Assistant
  • Paralegal Assistant/Officer
  • Legal Administrator


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Professional Registration

All students enrolling for this course must become professional members of CILEx. The cost of this is in addition to the course fees, and is payable by you directly to CILEx (currently student membership stands at £96, however you can view up to date fees and levels on the CILEx website).

Professional membership is mandatory and must be completed by 7th October 2019. 


Extra Costs

Those learners who are aged 19+ will be eligible to apply for a Student Loan. However, current government funding means there will usually be a shortfall so you should expect to pay between £400-500 towards your fees out of your own funds. Payment plans can be put into place with the college finance team to help spread the costs of this. 


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