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Legal Executive Practice (CILEx)
Postgraduate course
Professional Diploma

Legal Executive Practice (CILEx)

Law
This course is available part-time over 1 and 2 years.

Overview

This vocational course provides an accessible and convenient alternative route to becoming a qualified lawyer. You will study on campus on a weekly basis through immersive three-hour workshops designed to fit around your existing work commitments.

Your modules will give you a detailed understanding of two specific areas of the law and the specialist knowledge that is central to client care including professional conduct, negotiation and legal writing. You will use case studies to gain a practical understanding of legal practice in preparation for an exciting and diverse career.

You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a practising professional from the Leeds legal community, giving you insight into life in a law firm and access to one-to-one support in a range of areas to really sharpen your career prospects.
On completion of your course and your qualifying period of employment, you will be able to apply to become a Fellow of CILEx as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer. This means you will be able to apply for roles with responsibilities similar to those of a solicitor. You will also have access to a wide range of member benefits, including networking and training events. Completion of your course will also provide you with exemption from some further CILEx training courses.

Our range of dynamic and immersive facilities will help you prepare for an exciting career in law. Our purpose-built courtroom and Professional Suite will allow you to hone your communication and presentation skills. You will be taught by experienced legal professionals at our City Campus and their wealth of professional experience will feed into and enhance your learning.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:

Applicants should have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree. Applicants are required to provide a letter from their awarding institution to confirm they hold a qualifying Law degree.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:

Applicants should have at least a second class honours qualifying Law degree. Applicants are required to provide a letter from their awarding institution to confirm they hold a qualifying Law degree.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link, please note references should be accompanied by a covering letter on headed paper or emailed directly by the referee.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Kiranjeet Chana

Careers

Kiranjeet Chana
Solicitor Morrish Solicitors LLP

PG Dip Legal Practice Course

“I studied this course as I’d heard good things about it – I really enjoyed the practical elements such as advocacy training, and learning how to speak and conduct myself in professional environments like courtrooms. We also learned how to draft court documents, and this hands-on approach to learning has really helped me put my studies into practice in my current role.

Modules & learning

Louisa Riches
Louisa Riches
Course Director
Louisa is a trained solicitor and teaches across a range of subjects, including international human rights law, employment law and public law. She is currently undertaking a PhD focusing on the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review.
Our University is a vibrant place and is full of inspirational people, making it a great choice for postgraduate study. Helping students attain their goals is just one part of my job that I love.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Portland
    Portland

    Leeds Law School is located in Portland, close to the city's legal quarter. Our students can hone their legal expertise in purpose-built facilities, including our very own courtroom.

  • Courtroom
    Courtroom

    Our students can hone their legal expertise in purpose-built facilities, including our very own courtroom.

  • Library
    Library

    Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you, and the Library is open 24/7 if you would like to visit. Our offsite team also provide specialist support for distance learning students.

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City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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