CILEx Certificate in Law and Practice, Level 3

Course overview

A part-time course available to those wanting to train as a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer.
This is the first stage of the training and provides coverage of a wide range of legal topics, including
professional skills and practice units.

The staff in the law school come from a range of different backgrounds. Some have spent many years in the academic environment and have considerable experience in the delivery of various areas of law.
Other staff have come from practice backgrounds and have worked as commercial and private law solicitors and paralegals. This ensures that students have the benefit of both practice and academic experience.

Delivery will take place one half day per week, each Thursday. This will be via face-to-face lectures and workshops.

Entry requirements

• 4 GCSE’s grade C or above to include maths and English
• 18+

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be by portfolio and examination.

What can I do next

On successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate you can then progress to the Level 3 Diploma.

Course Modules

Client Care Skills:
Introduces topics such as client confidentiality and conflicts of interest
Legal Research Skills:
Introduces legal research and the consideration of a variety of sources in order to put together legal advice.
Considers the process involved in buying and selling residential properties.
Civil Litigation:
Considers the procedures and processes required for making a civil claim.
Family Law:
Considers the law in relation to family disputes such as divorce and children issues.
Criminal Law:
Introduces the fundamental principles of criminal law and explores specific criminal offences.
Land Law:
Considers the rights and interests in relation to land and how disputes in relation to these can be resolved.
Contract Law:
Introduces the elements and formalities required for the creation of contracts and the ways in which parties will be bound.
Tort Law:
Introduces various civil offences, particularly negligence.
Introduction to Law and Practice:
Introduces the basic principles of the English Legal System, from the courts to parliament and the people who work in the legal system.

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Start Dates
September 2017
January 2018
September 2018
January 2019

Qualifications / Level
Level 3

Study Type
Part Time

Part-Time Days


Osprey House Redditch
St Wulstan's Worcester

19+ Tuition fees: £1,500
Advanced learner Loan: £1,500
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