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Courses for CILEx Level 6 law and practice units

The CILEx Level 6 courses for law and practice units are delivered by supported distance learning. They will prepare you for exams set by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

CILEx Law School offers courses for all CILEx Level 6 units, including the professional skills units. If you are using these units to qualify as a chartered legal executive please read the section on how to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive for advice on which units to study before making your course selection. An application form for our courses is available at the foot of this page.

If you are already familiar with the CILEx qualifications and how they are delivered please visit the following page to apply:

Course content

All courses are written to deliver the syllabus for each unit, and are re-published annually to ensure the content is up to date. The table of contents for each of our Level 6 course manuals is available on the page titled 'Course manuals for CILEx exams'.

Course design

You can enrol on any course at any time of year. Each course is valid for fifteen months and you need to complete all the course study exercises within this period. The course is designed to allow you the maximum flexibility to study at your pace, but with all the support and resources that you need to ensure you keep up your momentum. Each unit will typically take 150 hours to complete including studying and revision. You can decide how you will allocate that time according to your other commitments.

Academic and administrative support

As soon as you enrol on your course you will be invited to attend a welcome webinar. This provides you with the opportunity to make contact with a member of our Academic Team, and to establish an understanding of the structure of our course provision and how we at CLS can support you throughout your studies. These act as an excellent precursor to attending an induction day. Most students choose to attend an induction day, and the upcoming dates are shown in the link at the foot of the page. The induction day is a great opportunity to meet other students and an academic member of the CILEx Law School team. You will be introduced to the course and learn how to approach advanced legal study.

On-course support is available from our Academic Team by telephone during office hours, and our designated tutors on course Forums are on hand to help you with course queries. The Forums are hosted in our on-line Student Area which is the hub of your studies. You will be part of a ‘learning community’, so you will never feel isolated or that you are on your own.

Your course includes a face-to-face revision day, subject to payment of a booking fee to secure your selected date and location. We run revision programmes in advance of each set of CILEx exam sittings, and you will be able to take up your revision day entitlement during any programme that falls within the fifteen-month period of validity of your course.

Course resources

Course Manual
Written to deliver the CILEx syllabus for each law and practice unit. It is republished annually each summer and complemented by a spring update in the following year to ensure that your knowledge is current for the summer exam session.
Student Area This is a personalised virtual learning environment through which you will access your tutor-monitored course forum and the other course resources outlined below.
Student Handbook This handbook explains how the course works and is the starting point on the Student Area for each course of study.
Study Exercises The five study exercises are key teaching materials for your law and practice units. The study exercise questions are structured to help you understand the syllabus content and are marked by your personal tutor. They teach you to apply the knowledge gained through reading the course manual and are an excellent preparation for answering questions in the exam.
Revision Materials These are specially written and are available via the Student Area in advance of law and practice revision days.
 Course Summary A summary of the syllabus which is an essential revision aid. Sent out on request when you decide which exam session you wish to aim for.
Mock Exam For your law and practice units your course includes a mock exam which your personal tutor will mark. Suggested solutions to the mock exam are also available on the Student Area.
Legal Research
A leading on-line legal database.

You may be interested in our CILEx courses FAQs.

Membership of CILEx

To be eligible to sit a CILEx Level 6 exam you must either:

  • register as a member with CILEx, and pay the annual membership fee, or
  • pay an additional non-member's fee when you register for your exam.

It is essential to register as a member with CILEx if you are working towards the CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice or the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma. The membership fee payable depends on the relevant membership level. Please contact CILEx on 01234 841000 and ask for the Membership Department.

If you are studying for a CILEx Level 6 Single Subject Certificate you do not require to become a member of CILEx but an additional non-member's exam fee will be payable.


Each CILEx Level 6 law and practice unit is examined by an unseen exam. An exam fee is payable for each exam you enter. Key dates and current exam fees are available here.  Administrative arrangements are explained in your Unit Guide. 

Student testimonials

Students who enrol with us for the first time are often very positively surprised by the breadth of resources and support. They also appreciate the flexibility of studying by distance learning and the ability to access online course materials wherever and whenever it suits them. Read some of our student testimonials on the benefits of studying CILEx courses with CILEx Law School.

Application and fees

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Apply Now

Apply for your Level 6 courses now through our online shop or print off and submit the application form at the foot of this page. For further information call us on 01234 844300. Our office hours are 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday.

Caroline Haworth

Level 6 student attending Induction Day

I have just attended a Level 6 induction course and found it very useful. I picked up loads of tips about studying and taking the exam ... read full