CILEx Law and Practice (On Line & On Campus)

  • Students

    The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives is the professional association which represents more than 20,000 trainee and practising Chartered Legal Executives.   Law firms across the country recognise the quality and skills that CILEx qualifications bring to their teams.


    The Certificate course is suitable for those starting their career in law or equally for those currently working for a law firm who wish to progress further and gain recognition for their skills.  

    The qualification covers five units relating to Introduction to Law and Practice, Law of Tort, Legal Research Skills, Client Care and Civil Litigation.

    Professional Diploma

    The Professional Diploma has been developed as a unitised qualification which permits students to adopt a flexible and tailor-made approach to learning.  It requires that students achieve across key areas of Law and Legal Practice (ie mandatory Law units consist of: Contract Law, Criminal Law, Land Law and Law of Tort).

    The mandatory inclusion of these units ensures that the qualification both reflects the pace of change in the legal sector and that CILEx students are well-prepared to embrace this change.

    The qualification consists of ten units (including the five units studied in the Level 3 Certificate in Law & Practice) in total which are each assessed by CILEx and accumulated by the student. Each unit is regarded as a worthwhile achievement in its own right and certification is available at unit level.

    Assessment for both courses is based on different methods, combining computer-based multiple choice and closed book examinations.

    For full details on the CILEx range of qualifications and the qualifying employment to meet work based learning outcomes see their website

    We are delighted to be working in partnership with Mindful Education to offer this innovative and flexible interactive route to the Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

    The course is delivered by a combination of class-based and blended delivery, from September to June.

    Our Online & On Campus approach enables students to benefit from both face-to-face teaching at Gloucestershire College and online lessons available on demand offering a truly flexible study experience. In addition to attending fortnightly face-to-face classes, students will be expected to undertake a further 5 to 6 hours each week of guided self study out of college.

    You can apply on line at the college website   We'll acknowledge your application and invite you to attend a group information session/interview.

    The college sessions are scheduled to run in the evening and include time for a short break.  Daytime classes will be considered if there is sufficient demand, for further information please call 0345 155 2020.

    There are a number of options available at GC to help you pay for your course fees:

    • Setting up a Direct Debit: You’ll be asked for a 20% deposit when you enrol and this can be paid in cash, or by debit or credit card. Course fees must be paid in full by the end of your course so the monthly instalments would be adjusted accordingly e.g. for a one year course you would make 8 payments
    • Advanced Learner Loan: Contact Student Services to find out more and whether this course is eligible
    • Support for those that are unemployed and in receipt of benefits: Contact Student Services to find out if this course is eligible for funding and whether you are eligible


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CILEx Certificate in Law and Practice (Online & On Campus)

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Why Gloucestershire College?

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