CILEx Legal Research Skills

Description

CILEX Legacy Skills are coming to an end.

CILEX Level 3 skills has now had its last exam entry and now is no longer available.

CILEX Level 6 skills are now closed to new entry with us, as we are fully subscribed until 2026.

CILEx Legal Research Skills


What does this course cover?

  • How to analyse the scope and complexity of a practical legal problem requiring research.
  • How to evaluate legal research sources.
  • How to perform legal research.
  • Analysing the law in relation to specific legal problems.
  • Synthesising research to present evidence.

Who is the course for?

  • Learners who wish to follow the CILEx professional route to become Chartered Legal Executives.
  • Please see the schedule to ensure you can meet the relevant deadlines if you intend to enter this assessment in the submission window.

BRIGHTLINK LEARNING PROFESSIONAL SKILLS SCHEDULE

Each year you have two opportunities to enter your professional skills work for a CILEx submission window. You must enter yourself as you would for an examination and you are responsible for knowing and following the relevant deadlines for this and meeting the costs.

Only work which is assessed to be a pass by your centre’s tutor and internal verifier can be submitted to CILEx. So you must achieve that pass before entering yourself for the assessment via the CILEx examination entry process. If you enter yourself before you have a provisional pass from your Brightlink tutor and internal verifier you may be unable to submit your work to the External Verifier, if this happens you will lose your money and have to pay CILEx again for another opportunity to submit.

Your course subscription with Brightlink gives you two opportunities to submit your assessed work for marking. If you do not pass on your second submission you will move on to the next available course and submit your work in a future assessment window. You will need to pay for another course.

CILEx have very strict rules forbidding most feedback by tutors and internal verifiers. You must ensure you are familiar with their regulations which are followed by Brightlink at all times.

No matter what the opinion of the assessing tutor and internal verifier the final decision of pass or fail lies with the CILEx External Verifier and their ultimate discretion. We have no control over this but will try to advise you on the steps to give you the best chance in that final assessment.

See our terms and conditions for the service level we offer in relation to marking times for skills work. Each marking takes 21 working days.


What qualification will you get?

This unit is not a stand-alone qualification, it is a mandatory part of the  CILEx level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice


What other related courses are in this area of Study?

After successfully completing the level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice, combine with  a level 6 practice unit linked to one of your law subjects, any 2 level 6 law units and client care to gain the level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice.

This is for  CILEX Level 6 Skills session only

July 2023 – June 2024 – June 2024 Submission to CILEX

You must ensure you are able to attend all listed meetings before enrolling. These dates cannot be changed.

Learner: contact connect@brightlink.org.uk to add yourself to the course list, or if that is already full, the waiting list. Before 3rd Jul 2023
Tutor: Introductory and welcome email sent to all learners. 10th Jul 2023
Learner: Send tutor a list of available times 11th -13th July. Read and watch online induction unit. 10th Jul 2023
Tutor: Confirm time booked in for one-to-one induction, send induction information. 10th and 11th Jul 2023
Learner and Tutor: One to one inductions (for new Brightlink learners) 12th -14th  Jul 2023
Learner: Read through introductory notes and assessment information and prepare a list of questions. Read full online materials. Watch film or listen to audio if relevant. Prepare questions 14th to 24th  Jul 2023
Learner and Tutor: Group workshop answering questions and preparing to work through unit. (1 workshop will be held 1-2.30 and another 5.30 – 7, learners must book onto one or the other) 24th to 25th Jul 2023
Learner: Begin completing first draft of tasks. 25th Jul 2023
Learner: Submit first draft of coursework – all tasks. 1st Sept 2023
Tutor: Send all learners results of their first marking. 30th Sept 2023
Learner and Tutor: One individual meeting with tutor per learner, by appointment (appointments@brightlink.org.uk) 9th to 10th Oct 2023
Learner: final submission for last (2nd of 2 opportunities) marking of all tasks. Send all tasks at the same time. (Submissions made after this date will be marked later and held for January 2024 submission but only for L6 Skills as L3 is being withdrawn in 2023) 1st Feb 2024
Assessor: mark all and feedback to learners whether their work is being passed to next stage or requires further work and additional marking fees by. 29th Feb 2024
Assessor: Collate and send passed submissions to arrive with IV by 5th Mar 2024
Learner: CILEx membership last registration in time for entry. TBC
Internal Verifier: last marking and reporting deadline. 25th Mar 2024
Internal Verifier: Collate IVed work and return to assessor accompanied by IV reports internal and external, electronically to arrive with them by. 1st April 2024
Assessor: notify learners if work is passed by assessment and IV to inform examination entry by. 28th Mar 2024
Learner: CILEx Offline (paper-based) exam entry deadline TBC
Learner: CILEx Online exam entry deadline. TBC
Brightlink HQ: CILEx professional skills submission window. TBC
CILEx: Final results released TBC

This is for  CILEX Level 6 Skills session only

23rd Jan 2023  enrolment for Jan 2024 Submission to CILEX

You must ensure you are able to attend all listed meetings before enrolling. These dates cannot be changed.

Learner: Enrolment window and course start.  23rd Jan to 1st Feb 2023
Tutor: Introductory and welcome email sent to all learners. 1st Feb 2023
New Learners: Send tutor a list of available times on 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Feb. Read and watch online induction unit. 3rd Feb 2023
Tutor: Confirm time booked in for one-to-one induction (for new Brightlink learners only), send induction information. 6th and 7th Feb 2023
Learner and Tutor: One to one inductions. 7th to 10th Feb 2023
Learner: Read through introductory notes and assessment information and prepare a list of questions. 13th to 20th Feb 2023
Learner and Tutor: Group workshop answering questions and preparing to work through unit. (1 workshop will be held 1-2.30 and another 5.30 – 7, learners must book onto one or the other) 20th to 23rd Feb 2023
Learner: Begin completing first draft of tasks. 24th Feb 2023
Learner: Submit first draft of coursework – all tasks. 17th Mar 2023 (5pm
Tutor: Send all learners results of their first marking. 19th Apr 2023
Learner and Tutor: One individual meeting with tutor per learner, by appointment. 24th Apr to 5th May 2023
Learner: final submission for last (2nd of 2 opportunities) marking of all tasks. Send all tasks at the same time. (Submissions made after this date will be marked later and held for June 2023 submission) 9th Aug 2023
Assessor: electronically mark all tasks and feedback to learners whether their work is being passed to next stage or requires further work and additional marking fees by: 11th Sep 2023
Assessor: collate and send passed submissions to arrive with IV by. 11th Sep 2023
Learner: CILEX membership last registration in time for entry. TBC
Internal Verifier: last marking and reporting deadline. 29th September 2023
Internal Verifier: Collate IVed work and return to assessor accompanied by IV reports internal and external, electronically to arrive with them by. 2nd October 2023
Assessor: notify learners if work is passed by assessment and IV to inform examination entry by. 2nd October 2023
Learner: CILEX Online exam entry deadline. TBC
Brightlink HQ: CILEX professional skills submission window. TBC
CILEX: Final results released TBC

This is for the Last CILEX Level 3 Skills session only

1st November 2022  enrolment for June 2023 Submission to CILEx

You must ensure you are able to attend all listed meetings before enrolling. These dates cannot be changed.

Learner: Enrolment window and course start. 31st Oct to 3rd Nov 2022
Tutor: Introductory and welcome email sent to all learners. 4th Nov 2022
Learner: Send tutor a list of available times on

Read and watch online induction unit.

7th Nov 2022
Tutor: Confirm time booked in for one-to-one induction (for new Brightlink learners only), send induction information. 8th Nov 2022
Learner and Tutor: One to one inductions.  9th to 11th Nov 2022
Learner: Read through introductory notes and assessment information and prepare a list of questions. From 4th Nov 2022
Learner and Tutor: Group workshop answering questions and preparing to work through unit. (1 workshop will be held 1-2.30 and another 5.30 – 7, learners must book onto one or the other) 14th Nov Unit 16

15th Nov Unit 17

Learner: Begin completing first draft of tasks. 14th/15th Nov 2022
Learner: Submit first draft of coursework – all tasks.  6th Dec 2022
Tutor: Send all learners results of their first marking. 9th Jan 2023
Learner and Tutor: One individual meeting with tutor per learner, by appointment. 16th to 19th Jan 2023
Learner: final submission for last (2nd of 2 opportunities) marking of all tasks. Send all tasks at the same time.  10th Feb 2023
Assessor: mark all and feedback to learners whether their work is being passed to next stage or requires further work and additional marking fees by. 10th Mar 2023
Assessor: collate and send passed submissions to arrive with IV by. 10th Mar 2023
Internal Verifier: last marking and reporting deadline. 31st Mar 2023
Internal Verifier: Collate IVed work and return to assessor accompanied by IV reports internal and external, electronically to arrive with them by. 3rd Apr 2023
Assessor: notify learners if work is passed by assessment and IV to inform examination entry by. 31st Mar 2023
Learner: CILEx Online exam entry deadline. 6th Apr 2023 (12 noon)
Brightlink HQ: CILEx professional skills submission window. 5th Jun -9th Jun 2023
CILEx: Final results released 21st Aug 2023

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