CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice
What is the CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice?
This is the second stage of Chartered Legal Executive training and is appropriate for those who have achieved the CILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice.
Who is it for?
To be eligible for the CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice, you must:
- have studied at AS-Level, A-Level, Level 3 or equivalent; AND/OR
- have had substantial experience in the area of law relating to your chosen subject.
You may also qualify for exemptions.
What will I study?
The CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice is comprised of:
1 legal practice unit + 1 linked law unit + 2 law units of your choice + 2 mandatory professional skills units (Client Care Skills and Legal Research Skills)
The full lists of law units, practice units and professional skills units are given below.
You select three law units, one of which must be linked to your practice unit.
You select one practice unit from the list below, which must be linked to one of your law units. We have shown the unit number(s) of the linked law units in the far right column.
*It is recommended that both these law units are studied with Civil Litigation.
Professional skills units
Both of these units are mandatory.
||Client Care Skills
||Legal Research Skills
Which legal practice unit should I choose?
By the time you are working towards the second stage of your Chartered Legal Executive training it is likely that you will know which area of legal practice you want to specialise in. If you are not yet working in a legal environment, then we recommend that you choose the legal practice subject that you enjoyed most at Level 3, unless local employment opportunities lie in another legal practice area.
Once you have passed all your exams you can apply for graduate membership (opens in new window).
You will become a fully qualified Chartered Legal Executive when you have completed qualifying employment.