The University of Wolverhampton

Undergraduate CreditCILEx Level Six Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice

Why choose this course?

CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law & Practice

The level 6 professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice is the final academic stage towards qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer and it is set and assessed at Honours degree standard. In order to achieve this award you will need to complete six subjects in total. Upon successful completion of this stage you can apply to become a CILEx fellow once you have completed a period of qualifying employment.

CILEx Level 6 Single Subject Certificate Qualification

Each CILEx unit that is offered by the University of Wolverhampton can be studied as a single subject certificate. Units you have successfully completed can also be taken into account if you decide to embark upon the full qualification.

For more details please go to the CILEx website

CILEx Accredited Study Centre

What happens on the course?

(Modules will only run subject to numbers.)

Semester 1

  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Client Care Skills

Semester 2

  • Family Law
  • Legal Research Skills
  • The Practice of Family Law
  • Civil Litigation

In order to complete the Level Six Professional Higher Diploma you will need to complete:

· Three law academic units

· One practice unit (that is linked to one of the academic modules)

· Both professional study units

*You can also complete individual modules and receive a CILEx certificate in that module.

Career path

Studying with CILEx can also be a flexible and realistic route of study into the legal profession. If you are a Fellow of CILEx before you complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) you may be exempt from the two-year training contract specified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

For further information about becoming a Chartered Legal Executive then visit the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives website:

What skills will you gain?

A legal executive is a qualified lawyer. The term 'legal executive' can only be used by Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), who have followed one of the prescribed routes to qualification.

Who accredits this course?

We are a CILEx Accredited Study Centre.

CILEx Accredited Study Centre

Entry requirements

Entry onto CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice requires:

  • CILEx level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice or equivalent;
  • A satisfactory reference will be required as part of our selection process.

Course fees and finance

Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact us for further information.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Please note the fees displayed are per unit. If you study additional units, you will be charged accordingly directly by CILEx.

Please note there are additional fees payable directly to CILEx, including CILEx membership and examination fees which are separate to the university fees.

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