• Become a Chartered Legal Executive
  • Write your exams in Canterbury, Kent
  • Exceptional pass rates for Level 3 and Level 6
  • Tutor support from CILEx specialists
  • Small class sizes for supportive learning
  • Innovative e-learning platform with extensive study materials

Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice)

CILEx Online tutor supported distance learning courses commence during February 2018. Please contact us to register your interest .

The CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice) is for Law and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) graduates who want to qualify as lawyers without undertaking the more traditional and costlier Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) routes. There is also no requirement to secure a training contract or pupillage when taking the CILEx route to qualification. Instead of qualifying as a solicitor or barrister, graduates qualify and practise as Chartered Legal Executive lawyers.

Increasingly on a level playing field with solicitors, Chartered Legal Executive lawyers can now become judges, coroners, advocates and partners in law firms.

On successfully completing the Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice) you can upgrade from CILEx Associate Member to CILEx Graduate Member.

Courses can be studied full time, part time or via distance learning, leaving you free to work in legal practice and gain the necessary qualifying employment to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer and a CILEx Fellow.

The Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice) is open to those who have achieved their law degree or GDL.

Key Benefits

• No training contract or pupillage required
• the most accessible route to a career as a qualified lawyer
• Value-for-money study, entry and membership fees
• Study full time, part time or via distance learning
• Earn as you learn and avoid further student debt
• Exemptions available, meaning less study time and lower costs
• Instant CILEx Associate membership
• Regulated by a professional body


The qualification is comprised 3 units in total subject to the qualification rules which require:
1. A CILEx Level 6 Practice unit that relates to a subject studied within your law degree or GDL
2. A second CILEx Level 6 Practice unit of your choice
3. CILEx Level 6 Client Care Skills unit (mandatory)


Unit 15Civil Litigation PracticeContract Law or Law of TortExamination based on pre-released case study twice a year in January and June (3 hours)
Unit 16The Practice of Company and Partnership LawPracticeCompany and Partnership Law
Unit 17ConveyancingPracticeLand Law
Unit 18Criminal LitigationPracticeCriminal Law
Unit 19The Practice of Employment LawPractice Employment/Labour Law
Unit 20The Practice of Family LawPracticeFamily Law
Unit 21Probate PracticePracticeLaw of Wills and Succession
Unit 22Client Care SkillsProfessional Skills (Assessment based)Mandatory Task based assessment, no exams. Internally assessed and externally moderated. Submission windows to submit work twice a year in January and June

*You must choose at least one Practice unit that relates to a subject you studied within your law degree or GDL. The second Practice Unit is your own choice.

Courtesy of www.cilex.org.uk

Which legal practice unit should I choose?
Please speak to your LTC tutor/lecturer for advice on which units to choose and availability.
Once you have passed all your exams you can apply for graduate membership.
You will become a fully qualified Chartered Legal Executive when you have completed qualifying employment.

Apply now

To apply and enrol please contact us at info@ltckent.co.uk
If you wish to discuss this qualification further and find out how it could help you advance your career please contact us on 01227 811845 or info@ltckent.co.uk to speak with one of our advisors.