Course Details

The certificate is the first stage in the academic training leading to qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive. The academic stage normally takes 4 years part time study and, to become qualified, you will also need to have completed qualifying employment in a legal environment. Please see the CILEx website at for further information about becoming a qualified Chartered Legal Executive.

Entry Requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A - C, including GCSEs in English and Maths. You will be working in a legal environment, such as a firm of solicitors or a legal department.

Career options

Completing this one year course will enable you to progress to the next academic stage of the CILEx qualification, the Diploma

CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice

Five highlights

  • 1 Course delivered on a part time basis, enabling you to carry on working
  • 2 Study leads to a nationally recognised professional legal qualification
  • 3 A place of learning that is local to you
  • 4 Access to Chichester College student facilities
  • 5 Social interaction with and support from fellow CILEx trainees

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 10.09.2020
  • Certificate in Law and Practice (QCF)


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Course code Location Course length Start date
BUS384CD1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 10.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will complete 5 units in total this year - Introduction to Law and Practice, Client Care Skills and Legal Research Skills, and two further units. Please note that in addition to the course fees payable to Chichester College you will need to become a member of CILEx, for which an annual membership fee is payable. You will also need to buy your course manuals from Cilex Law School and pay exam registration fees to CILEx. Details of these additional costs can be found on their respective websites and further information will be provided once you have been offered a place on the course.

How will I be taught?

The course will be delivered by lecturers in a classroom environment, but you will be expected to back up the classroom teaching with self study at home. In addition to the 4 hours of lesson time you undertake at College, you will need to set aside a recommended further 4 hours a week to prepare for the coming week's lessons and also to complete any homework or coursework that has been set. As the exams approach, you will need to set aside much more time for revision, and you should avoid bookin

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is external. You will sit 1 exam in January and 2 exams in June. In addition you will complete coursework for the 2 Skills units, which is sent to CILEx for moderation. You will probably need to take time off from work to revise and prepare for the exams.

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