CILEx Graduate Fast-Track Diploma

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


1-2 years

Teaching times: Tuesdays 6-8pm (Unit 15 Civil Litigation), Thursdays 6-8pm (Unit 17 Conveyancing), Thursdays 8-9pm (Unit 22 Client Care Skills)


Qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer while studying part-time*. Develop your career as a judge, advocate, coroner or partner in a law firm.

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Full description

Who should attend?

If you've been awarded a qualifying law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in the last seven years, and would like to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer and CILex Fellow, this diploma will be of interest to you.


Semester 1

Tuesday 26 September - Thursday 14 December.

Semester 2

Tuesday 30 Jan - Thursday 10 May.

Where you'll study

Your department and faculty

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Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.

Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.

If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.

Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

Explore our Chelmsford campus

Fees & funding

Course fees


Contact details

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To find out more about any of the subject qualifications, email Michelle McCanna (Course Leader), or call her on 0845 196 3813.

Please note that CILEx will decide on possible exemptions related to your previous studies, not Anglia Ruskin University. Please read the CILEx exemptions table and contact CILEx directly to see what exemptions you might qualify for.

Contact CILEx

For new and existing member enquiries phone +44 (0)1234 845777 or email

For student, study and exam enquiries phone +44 (0)1234 845727 or email

Entry requirements

You’ll need to have been awarded a qualifying law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in the last seven years.

You'll also need to register with CILEx as an Associate Member.

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