Our approach to your studies
Our courses in law and legal practice are designed specially for distance learning, and we are specialists in this field. We have been developing and improving the format of our courses since we first started offering correspondence courses in 1983, and our courses encompass a wide range of resources to provide you with all the tools and support you need to succeed in your studies.
Unless you are employed on a formal legal apprenticeship, you will study at home in your own time, with lots of support from us to help you progress through your studies and achieve your goals. The materials and resources for each course vary depending on the subject: details for each course are listed in the relevant pages in the 'Prospective students' section of the site.
Supported distance learning
As well as our quality, up-to-date printed materials, you will receive on-line course resources. Academic support is provided by a tutor-monitored Course Forum, an academic telephone helpline and, in many cases, face-to-face teaching through our induction and revision courses.
Course materials for law and practice subjects always include study exercises so that you get to grips with the subject matter. You will send these to your personal tutor who will comment on your work to make sure that you have understood all the issues before you sit your exam.
At all times our Customer Service Team is on hand to support you as you go along.They are available during office hours to answer queries you may have about any aspect of your studies.
Flexibility is built in
We try our very best to make your study fit in with your life, rather than the other way around. With the exception of formal legal apprenticeships and our LLB in Legal Practice, most courses have open enrolment, so that you can join us when it suits you, and progress at the pace that you can manage. If you want to work through the course quickly and sit the exams at the first possible opportunity, then we'll help you to do so. If you have many other commitments you can spread your learning over the full course period, which is usually twelve or fifteen months depending on the course. Personalised learning space on our web-based Student Area means you can access course resources at home or at work. You can take your learning with you.
Learning methods are blended to help you to succeed
Students learn in different ways, and the content of our courses reflects this. Read through our course pages and you will find references to videos and tutor-monitored discussion forums as well as the more traditional course manuals and assignments. All our CILEx Level 3 and CILEx Level 6 courses in law and legal practice now incorporate a face-to-face element. Flexibility is the key – if you cannot attend, we will assist you by telephone or on the course forums instead.
Our students are our valued customers
We want your experience with us to be as good as possible. Our service targets ensure a speedy response to administrative and academic queries received by telephone or on the course forums. Customer service is as important to us as it is to you, so we promise to keep you informed on matters which might affect your course as they arise.
Courses at all levels
Before you enrol with us we want you to understand all the options to make sure you select the best course for you, taking account of your pervious educational and employment experience. We recommend that you read through the course pages and familiarise yourself with the level of study and what is involved. Please do call us on 01234 844300 for advice on course selection, or to confirm your choice. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our student Janice Isaac describes studying with CILEx Law School: