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CILEX Certificate in Legal Practice

CILEX Certificate in Legal Practice

The CILEX Certificate in Legal Practice is the entry level qualification in the CILEX Professional Qualification Framework, the route to CILEX Lawyer. A CILEX Lawyer is a CILEX member who has completed all three qualification stages of the competence based CPQ, which includes compulsory Ethics and Professional Responsibility modules, and gained a minimum of 2300 hours relevant legal experience.

On completion of the CILEX Certificate in Legal Practice, learners have a membership grade, CILEX Student, and can progress to CPQ Foundation stage, with the exemptions for CPQ Legal Systems and Professional and Legal skills.


Who is the course for?

The CILEX Certificate in Legal Practice is an introductory legal qualification which aims to create a route into studying law for those either not in legal work but wishing to explore that option, or those in a junior role wanting to increase their legal knowledge to perform their current role better or in preparation for developing into a full paralegal role in the future.

There are no formal entry requirements.  However, CILEX recommends that learners considering a CILEX qualification should have an appropriate level of English in order to access the learning materials and exams.


Course options:

The following course options are currently available:

  • CILEX Certificate in Conveyancing Practice
  • CILEX Certificate in Civil Litigation Practice
  • CILEX Certificate in Criminal Law Practice

CILEX intends to introduce further Certificates. If you have an interest in any particular practice area please contact us and we will be able to provide up to date information on their date for release and the options available to you.


What will I learn?

There are a number of exemptions that have been approved for CILEX which may mean that you are not required to complete one or two modules.  To apply for a module exemption, the application must be made when the qualification is being purchased. For further information please speak to our enrolment team.

Course features

Our fully online course supplements the published core reading from CILEX, offering current, practice-based directions, outlines, and discussion on everyday subject-specific matters to add value to each learner’s journey.


On demand course materials

Live tutor support

How long does the qualification take?

CILEX gives an indication of reasonable Total Qualification Time (TQT) which is the number of hours of study that you could reasonably be expected to undertake to achieve the learning and assessment outcomes. The TQT for each course is 295 hours.

The overall amount of time the course takes will vary from learner to learner however with 12 months course access you can study at your own pace.   You will also have the flexibility to decide on the exam sitting date that will be best for you, whilst also considering the registration window ahead of the assessments.

CILEX Membership and assessments

CILEX Membership: To enrol on to the CILEX Certificate in Legal Practice you must first be a member of CILEX. Learners registering for the CILEX Certificate in Legal Practice will be a CILEX Student. This is separate to the requirement to enrol on the course and is not included in the course fee.

CILEX Registration: Once you have joined CILEX as a member you will be able to register for the Certificate of Legal Practice and pay a fee to CILEX. CILEX will then provide access to your myCILEX account.   Included with the registration fee are the following features:

  • Module e-books
  • Assessments


The table below outlines the format and structure of the CILEX Certificate assessments.


Assessments are offered by CILEX twice a year in January and June and you must make your assessment bookings directly with CILEX.

Course fees and enrolment

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Price Match:

Law Training Centre will price match on selected courses. The price match will be based on a ‘like for like’ course from another provider. The ‘like for like’ determination is at the discretion of Law Training Centre.

The price match is available for new and existing learners with Law Training Centre to apply for when buying new courses. The price match must be applied for and agreed by Law Training Centre in advance of any course purchase.

If you would like to request a price match on one of our CPQ courses, please contact our friendly Student Services Team with evidence showing a similar course from another provider at a price which you would like Law Training Centre to match. A course purchased with a price match can be paid via instalments, however an admin fee may be applied for setting up an instalment plan.

A price match cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or scholarship.

For more information please contact our Student Services Team by email via [email protected] or by calling +44 (0)330 088 8495

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