Law (Taught) CILEx Law School

Accredited by: De Montfort University, Common Professional Examination Board

The course is especially designed with the working professional in mind; students attend teaching sessions over 5 study weekends in 1st year of the course and 4 study weekends in 2nd year; the course is also commonly known as the law conversion course or Common Professional Examination (CPE).

  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip

  • Study mode

    Distance learning

  • Start date

    January 2017

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


Year 1: English legal system; law of contract; law of tort; criminal law; property law. Year 2: European Union law; public law; equity and the law of trusts; self study project.

Assessment method

The assignment work follows on from the teaching at weekends; students prepare and submit their assessed assignment on the English legal system after the first study weekend, as well as 1 study assignment for each of the 4 1st-year subjects; following each subsequent study weekend students are required to submit further assignments, 2 of which are assessed and count towards their final mark; towards the end of the year students are given the opportunity to undertake an optional mock exam in each subject; the final weekend in May focuses on revision in preparation for the exams, which are held at the university in June.

Professional bodies

A professionally accredited degree provides industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

Entry requirements

You must either hold an undergraduate degree (in any subject) from a UK or Republic of Ireland University or you must obtain a Certificate of Academic Standing from either the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board. To qualify for a Certificate of Academic Standing you will either need a recognised Honours degree (in any subject) from an overseas university, or you will be a Graduate Member or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, or you will hold another professional or vocational qualification recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as being equivalent to a degree. If you are relying on a Certificate of Academic Standing to satisfy entry requirements, you must in addition provide a qualification in the English language or an IELTS band 7 Certificate or suitable equivalent as evidence of sufficient command of written and spoken English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,850 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,850 Whole course
Scotland £6,850 Whole course
Wales £6,850 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.