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About the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ)

 

What is CPQ?

The CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ) is the route to becoming a CILEX Paralegal, CILEX Advanced Paralegal, or CILEX Lawyer. It is a competency-based qualification framework, that has core legal knowledge and commercial awareness at its heart. Each stage combines a focus on technical expertise and practical skills with the development of the core behaviours required to create forward-thinking, commercially minded, adaptable lawyers who really understand the clients they serve.

 

CPQ Foundation

CILEX Paralegals will be able to demonstrate a fundamental awareness of the law underpinning key practice areas by completing the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ) Foundation stage. In addition, trainees on the CPQ Foundation stage are required to evidence their competence via their Professional Experience portfolio and to complete the first of the Ethics and Professional Responsibility e-learning modules.

Trainees who complete this level of qualification will become CILEX Paralegals.

 

CPQ Advanced

CPQ Advanced stage builds on the knowledge acquired in CPQ Foundation stage and includes both the second Ethics & Professional Responsibility module and a further period of professional experience. Professionals at this stage will also have started to specialize in a specific area of law.

Trainees who complete this level of qualification will be accredited as CILEX Advanced Paralegals.

 

CPQ Professional

CILEX Lawyers will be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge and the application of the law in specific areas of practice, and the ability to work independently and to high professional and ethical standards by completing the CILEX Professional Qualification (CPQ) Professional stage.

Trainees on the CPQ Professional stage are also required to evidence their competence via their Professional Experience portfolio. At this stage, their professional competence will also be assessed by CILEX Regulation, thus allowing a trainee to be authorized to practice in a specialist area of law.

Trainees who complete this level of qualification will become CILEX Lawyers.

 

What happens if I am already studying a CILEX qualification?

With the introduction of CPQ, your current qualifications continue to be valid. If you have completed the Level 6 Diploma, CILEX advises that you should continue to qualify as a Fellow using the current work-based learning portfolio process and then gain your practice rights by becoming a CILEX Practitioner – either by portfolio or via the new ‘fast track’ route which is shortly to be announced by CILEX directly.

If a learner has completed the CILEX Level 3 Diploma with the necessary units to gain exemptions against CPQ Foundation stage, they can either enroll on to CPQ Advanced stage or on to the current Level 6 Diploma. More information on transitioning to CPQ can be found here:

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