Legal Courses

Awarded by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is aimed at people wanting to pursue a career in law. The CILEx route is the ideal way to obtain a law qualification for school leavers, graduates, legal support staff, mature students and those who already have family or other commitments.

Legal Courses at Wakefield College

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association and governing body for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, other legal practitioners and paralegals. Its purpose is to enhance the role and standing of Chartered Legal Executives and all of its members within the legal profession.

Typically those studying through CILEx receive on-the-job training in solicitors’ offices or legal departments, whilst also attending classes in law and practice at College.

The Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice offered by Wakefield College was developed to recognise the growing number of students who are either interested in a short but rounded introduction to Law and Practice or have a specific learning need within an area of Law and Legal Practice.

Advanced Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are ideal for younger people starting out on a new career, an adult looking to make a career change, or an employee who would like to develop their skills and knowledge to gain a promotion.

Key Points
  • The Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice qualification consists of five units, which are individually accumulated.
  • Many students have already studied through CILEx and forged successful and rewarding careers at law firms across England and Wales.
  • CILEx students usually earn a salary by working in a law firm whilst studying an average of one day or two nights a week for four years, either at a local college or university, or via distance learning.
  • As a guide, salaries for qualified legal executives with over five years' experience can range from £35,000 to £55,000 or more a year.

Legal Courses

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