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Law and Legal Skills, CILEx Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This course is perfect for people who want to work in the legal sector. It will enable you to gain an understanding of law and develop the practical skills required to become a legal assistant or paralegal. Paralegals work under the supervision of solicitors and provide services such as drafting legal documents, performing legal research and legal problem solving.
You will learn about practical legal skills, contract law, tort law, criminal law, and property law. Alongside this course, you will also study a BTEC in Business, which is equivalent to two A Levels. You will have the opportunity to work with employers in the sector and take part in a week of work experience within a local or regional law rm, providing you with the opportunity to put the skills and knowledge you will learn in class into practice.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through exams and coursework. You will also be required to take a synoptic assessment.
What could I do after this course?
You could enter into employment as a paralegal or legal assistant, and you’ll be able to start a Level 3 apprenticeship. This course carries UCAS points, which could lead you to study at degree-level, including our LLB in Law at University Centre Weston.
Five GCSE at grade 9-4 including English and maths.
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What Our Students Say
Isabelle Bailes, Law and Practice, CILEX Professional Diploma
“The course really expanded my knowledge of law and I learnt new things every week”
Course: Law and Practice, CILEX Professional Diploma
What next? To qualify as a chartered legal executive and further my career within my firm.