CILEx Level 3 Qualification - Online Courses in Law

Level 3 CILEx qualifications

In light of the introduction of the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ), learners enrolled, or seeking to enrol, on CILEx legacy qualification courses need to have obtained the appropriate CILEx membership by the 31st May 2021 

This includes those enrolled or seeking to enrol on the following courses: 

This also applies to all Level 3 CILEx learners intending to progress to Level 6 of the legacy qualification pathway. 

For full details of CILEx’ membership categories, please see the CILEx website 

If you have already obtained membership, you do not need to take any action.  

Law Training Centre will continue to accept enrolments onto the CILEx legacy qualifications after the 31st May, providing that you have obtained membership before the CILEx deadline.  

If you have any queries regarding enrolment, please contact our Student Services Team by email or by phone at 0330 088 8495. 

We are committed to keeping all learners up to date with the latest information relating to CILEx qualifications being delivered by Law Training Centre. You can register your details with us to receive the latest updates on the CPQ from Law Training Centre. 

CILEx Level 3 qualifications is an entry-level qualification for:
  • Non-law degree university students looking to become a Legal Executive and who have some legal work experience.
  • Those who work in a non-legal role in law firms (e.g. in a secretarial or business administration role).
  • School leavers who want an alternative to university and graduates.
  • Contact us today to enrol on individual CILEx modules

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Unparalleled support and study resources

Our CILEX course fees include:

Long-lasting course access period for ultimate flexibility

With 18-month access to all e-learning materials and tutor support.

Unlimited tutor support

With swift expert responses to all learner queries within 24 hours and 48 hours at the weekend.

Intensive revision sessions

Ahead of the January and June exams.

For Law subjects,

The tutor-led revision sessions focus on the typical types of questions found in Sections A and B, and the exam techniques needed to successfully answer all questions.

Extensive revision materials

For each unit, equipping our learners with the skills and knowledge they need to take their exams with confidence.

Free access to Thomson Reuters Practical Law the leading online legal know-how service

The leading online legal know-how service.

Instalment payment options

For both individual units and full diplomas.

Student Discount Card available to purchase.

TOTUM, the new name for NUS extra, gives you access to student discounts and deals. For more information and costs, visit their website.

Extensive bank of study resources

Including live and recorded webinars, pre-recorded lectures, flashcards, revision and summary notes, quizzes, scenario questions and answers, and mock assessments.

A step-by-step suggested study plan,

Setting out a breakdown of a suggested programme of study for your unit to help learners keep track of their progress.

For Practice subjects,

Tutor-led revision sessions focus on the CILEx pre-release case study materials, analysing the scenarios and the exam techniques needed to successfully answer all questions.

Interactive online forums

Where learners can interact with other students on the course.

Free Law Express e-books

For the following courses: Introduction to Law, Contract and Land Law, Criminal Law, Tort Law, Family Law, Employment Law and Company and Partnership Law and Practice.

CILEx Recommended Textbooks

The CILEx Recommended reading list contains a listing of the texts one needs to purchase to study the course successfully. Law Training Centre offer a discount for students who choose to purchase access to one or more law textbooks via the Law Trove collection. Law Trove contains approximately 200 online law textbooks, including those featured on CILEx’s recommended reading list across core and optional modules. Once purchased, learners receive 12 months digital access to these books. If hard copies are preferred, Law Training Centre offers 25% discount to our students.


Thinking about enrolling in an LTC CILEx online course?

All our courses are designed to fit around your existing commitments. They can be studied at your own pace and are delivered by our approachable team of law lecturers and practitioners with years of industry experience.

Most importantly, our courses represent great value for money and can be paid for via instalments, making them accessible and ensuring a real return on investment.

Certificate and Diploma explained

Level 3 is divided into two tiers: Certificate and Diploma

Duration: around two years for both Certificate and Diploma.
Certificate consists of five study units selected from a suite of 19 units.
Diploma consists of 10 study units, with core topics and topics you choose. It is a broad-based, practical introduction to law and legal practice, and forms the first academic stage in the process of becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer.

  • Those working in a law firm who have the Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice can charge fee-earning at grade D of the Guideline Hourly Rates.
  • Many students qualifying with the Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice go on to study CILEx Level 6 qualifications prior to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer.
  • The Professional Skills study units require students to demonstrate transferable legal skills in practical situations. These skills are vital in a changing legal market.

    What will I study?

    It consists of five units from a suite of 19 units in accordance with the qualification rules, which, in summary are that you study:
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Law and Practice
  • Unit 16: Client Care Skills
  • Unit 17: Legal Research Skills
  • Plus one Practice unit (chosen from the nine Practice units options)
  • The Law unit linked to the Practice unit you have chosen.
  • NB. Certification is available at unit level as each unit is a worthwhile achievement in its own right.

    Further information about the Qualification Rules can be found in the latest CILEx Qualification Handbooks.


    Unit Type: Foundation

  • Unit 1 Introduction to Law Practice*

  • *Mandatory
    Multiple Choice Examination twice a year in January and June


    Unit Type: Foundation

  • Unit 1 Introduction to Law Practice*

  • *Mandatory


    Unit Type: Law

    5 UNITS
  • Unit 2 Contract Law
  • Unit 3 Criminal Law
  • Unit 4 Land Law
  • Unit 5 Law of Tort
  • Unit 6 Employment Law
  • Unit 7 Family Law
  • Unit 8 Law of Wills and Succession

  • Plus one Practice Unit and one Linked Law Unit
    Examination twice a year in January and June


    Unit Type: Law

    10 UNITS
  • Unit 2 Contract Law*
  • Unit 3 Criminal Law*
  • Unit 4 Land Law*
  • Unit 5 Law of Tort*
  • Unit 6 Employment Law
  • Unit 7 Family Law
  • Unit 8 Law of Wills and Succession

  • *Mandatory
    Plus two Practice Units [1] and one Linked Law Unit (Law Units 6-8) OR three Practice Units


    Unit Type: Practice

  • Unit 9 Civil Litigation Practice (Linked Law Units: 2 or 5)
  • Unit 10 Conveyancing Practice (Linked Law Units: 4)
  • Unit 11 Criminal Litigation Practice (Linked Law Units: 3)
  • Unit 12 The Practice of Family Law (Linked Law Units: 7)
  • Unit 13 The Practice of Employment Law (Linked Law Units: 6)
  • Unit 14 Probate Practice (Linked Law Units: 8)
  • Unit 15 The Practice of Law for the Elderly Client (Linked Law Units: 8)
  • Examination based on pre-released case study twice a year in January and June


    Unit Type: Practice

  • Unit 18 The Practice of Childcare Law (Linked Law Units: 7)
  • Unit 19 Residential & Commercial Leasehold Conveyancing (Linked Law Units: 2 or 4)
  • Examination based on pre-released case study twice a year in January and June


    Unit Type: Professional Skills (Assessment based)

  • Unit 16 Client Care Skills*
  • Unit 17 Legal Research Skills:*

  • *Mandatory
    Task based assessment, no exams. Internally assessed and externally moderated. Submission windows to submit work twice a year in January and June.

    What will I need before I get started?

    To study your online course, you will need the following:
    Minimum Hardware Requirements:
  • Computer / laptop / Google Chromebook / Apple MacBook
  • Keyboard and a mouse or another pointing device
  • Broadband connection with 10 Mbps average speed
  • An Ethernet cable for maintaining internet stability
  • Working microphone, either internal or external
  • Webcam with 320 x 240 VGA resolution, either internal or external
  • Minimum System Requirements:
  • Preferred Internet Browser: Google Chrome
  • Operating System: Windows 7+ / macOS 10.11+ / Chrome 58+
  • Free RAM: 2GB
  • Processor: 2GHz Intel Pentium / Intel / ARM
  • Free disk space: 1GB
  • We are here to help. If you have any questions on the above, please contact us.

    How to apply?

    How do I enrol?

    The Law Training Centre accepts applications throughout the year so that learners can start when it suits them most.

    You can request an enrolment form by completing our form. Once completed, you will receive the form directly to the email address you provide.

    Please fill in the enrolment form and return it to

    To ensure your enrolment is processed as quickly as possible, please make sure that you read the form carefully, and fill out all the required boxes. If you need any help or have questions, please contact us on 0330 088 8495 or

    What happens after I send my enrolment form?

    Your enrolment application form will be processed by our Student Services Team. If there are any queries at this stage, we will contact you.


    Once your form has been processed, we will issue your invoice in accordance with the information you provide to us on your enrolment form.
    If you (or your firm) are paying for your course in full, we can accept payment by bank transfer or credit/debit card.
    If you (or your firm) are paying by instalments, you (or they) will need to do two things to complete your enrolment:
    (1) set up a Direct Debit mandate, which will be emailed to you separately, and
    (2) pay your initial invoice by bank transfer or card.
    Your enrolment will not be complete until we have received payment and, if applicable, confirmation of set up of the Direct Debit mandate. Incomplete applications will expire after 30 days. Please ensure you (and your sponsor if relevant) agree to all of the Terms and Conditions on the last page before submitting your enrolment form.

    Payment options

    You can pay by bank transfer to our account or by credit/debit card using the payment link on your invoice. Please note that we cannot take payment over the phone.

    Course login

    Once we have processed your payment (and received confirmation that the Direct Debit mandate has been set up if you are paying by instalments) and the 14-day cooling-off period has passed or has been waived, you will receive access to your course login within two working days. If it doesn’t arrive, please check your junk folder before contacting our support team on

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