CILEx Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice Level 6

The qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) are aimed at those wishing to qualify as a legal practitioner or move towards a career as a solicitor; this qualification is also available at Level 3. Level 6 is assessed by way of external examinations, plus two course modules on Client Care Skills and Legal Research.

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Course Content

Students choose four subjects (one of which must be a practice subject) which can be completed in two years. Students must also complete the two Professional Skills units. These are: Legal Research and Client Care and they are also delivered annually.

The College offers the following subject choices at Level 6 which include:

  • Contract Law
  • The Law of Tort
  • Civil Litigation
  • Land Law & Property Practice
  • Conveyancing Law

CILEx Level 6 is offered through a flexible learning model with lecture courses, workshops and open learning materials. Level 6 is assessed by way of external examinations, plus two course work modules on Client Care Skills and Legal Research. The CILEx Careers & Qualifications Guide is available to download at the foot of this page.

Entry Requirements

Entry qualifications are dealt with in CILEx publications and any exemptions must be authorised by CILEx in writing before students enrol for the course at this College. For Level 3, students must have four passes in GCSE at grades C or above (one of the four subjects must be English) or, if over 21, entry as a mature student is considered on its own merits. Students over 25 do not have to meet specific requirements but must be authorised by CILEx before enrolling.

International Entry Requirements:

To be assessed on individual merit.

Duration and Delivery

Level 6 is offered through a flexible learning model which includes workshops, lectures and open learning materials. 


The course aims are for you to qualify as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, obtain access to the legal industry and/or to progress to the Solicitor's Legal Practice Course and qualify as a solicitor.

Additional Information

Students also have to be in qualifying employment for a period of three years for them to gain their Fellowship from CILEx. This requirement is, however, not a pre-requisite for admission to the CILEx course at Kingston College.

Next course start date: September 2018

The tuition fees for academic period 2018/2019 to be confirmed


This course will be delivered at our Kingston Hall Road campus.

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