Retrain after a career in the forces
We are an approved learning provider under the MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC or ELCAS) for service personnel. Our courses provide a great resettlement opportunity for anyone interested in studying law.
Study for CILEx qualifications
Studying for qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is by far the quickest way to acquire the knowledge and skills you require to make a transition into law. After only one year of part-time study you can acquire a qualification that will enable you to apply for work within a law firm. You can build on that qualification to become a qualified lawyer.
ELCs may only be claimed for courses that result in a qualification at Level 3 or above listed on the government’s Register of Regulated Qualifications. The following courses attract funding and we offer continuous enrolment on them, so you can take the plunge as soon as you have made your decision:
This is a five-course paralegal qualification and an excellent starting point for your studies as it can also be used as the first building block towards qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer. It usually takes approximately one year to complete. There are ten Certificates, each in a different practice area.
Most service personnel who have made a successful transition into law have been able to get work as paralegals while they continue with their studies.
This is the first stage of Chartered Legal Executive academic training and comprises ten courses, five of which are included in the CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice. The Diploma is usually achieved over two years of study (one year for the Certificate and another year for the additional five courses).
The qualification is designed to give prospective chartered legal executives a good grounding in all core areas of law.
The second stage of the Chartered Legal Executive academic training includes six courses and is usually achieved over two years of study. It is necessary to complete the CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice first.
Once the second stage of the academic training is complete, and you achieve CILEx Graduate memberships, you will need to fulfill the qualifying employment requirements in order to become CILEx Fellow.