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“CILEx Law School staff are efficient, friendly and sympathetic.”

CILEx Law School Student Survey


An introduction to CILEx Law School

CILEx Law School is a leading distance learning law school with over 3,000 students studying by distance learning at any one time. We are specialists in legal training and our students include those aspiring to be solicitors, chartered legal executives, paralegals, legal support staff, legal secretaries and legal administrators. Many of our students are already employed in the legal environment and are using our training to improve their prospects. They are often supported by their employers and we have a strong relationship with training managers to ensure that training is matched to business needs.

Our student numbers now also include school leavers setting out in the legal world as legal apprentices. We have been instrumental in the development of these new legal apprenticeships, which offer employers government funding for training young people in the workplace.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide effective, high quality and accessible training to meet the needs of those wishing to gain professional or vocational legal qualifications. We strive for professionalism, innovation, flexibility in course delivery and excellence in customer service. We give you a flavour of how we do that in our 'Studying with us' section.

Our business

We are wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), and have been operating for over 30 years. We offer distance learning courses for all CILEx Level 3 and CILEx Level 6 units, amounting to forty separate courses which are updated and republished annually. We work closely with law firms, legal disciplinary partnerships and ABSs to provide training for specified business objectives, sometimes working with cohorts of students in the context of an employer's in-house academy. We also deliver the new legal apprenticeships at intermediate advanced and higher levels.

As well as our CILEx business, we are also a key provider for the criminal justice sector, developing and delivering bespoke courses for the Crown Prosecution Service, police forces and other prosecutorial agencies. We have been in partnership with De Montfort University for over fifteen years in the delivery of vocational progammes for solicitor training.

Our ethos

CILEx Law School's ethos is to provide high-quality training at a reasonable cost to learners or their sponsoring organisation. We have invested heavily to enhance the quality of our programmes and to develop the best training methods to support our students.

As part of the CILEx Group we are committed to promoting equality in matters of race, disability and gender. We invite you to view the CILEx Group Single Equality and Diversity Scheme and Action Plan.

As a training provider, we are also committed to developing our own staff and are recognised as Investors in People.

Our people

CILEx Law School has an extensive in-house team, largely based at our Kempston office in Bedford. Click on the links to find out more about the team members you might be in contact with at CILEx Law School.



Meet our team
Our Customer Service Team
Our Academic Team
Our Business Team
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