CILEx Level 6 – Unit 23: Legal Research Skills
Course Duration – 6 Months
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 2020
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 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 wish to submit more than twice this will incur an additional marking fee. Your tutor or Brightlink customer services can advise you on this.
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.
Please note the below are final deadlines, you will agree interim deadlines for first submissions with your tutor, you’ll need some time working through your unit before that submission too. See our terms and conditions for the service level we offer in relation to marking times for skills work. Your tutor has many learners to work with so will be unable to accept work which shortens their marking time or to offer an extension on the below deadlines. It is the learner’s responsibility to plan carefully for these dates. The below applies to all skills units:
January 2020 Submission
|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 after 18th October and held for June 2020 submission schedule)||9th August 2019|
|Assessor: mark all and feedback to learners whether their work is being passed to next stage or requires further work and additional marking fees, ready for June 2020 submission by.||6th September 2019|
|Assessor: collate, copy (store copies in safe or locked cabinet), treasury tag and send all passed work, by special delivery to arrive with IV by.||9th September 2019|
|Learner: CILEx membership last registration in time for entry.||20th September 2019|
|Internal Verifier: last marking and reporting deadline – copy (store copies in safe or locked cabinet) and send by special delivery, complete, collated work and accompanying paperwork for passed work in one parcel to to Brightlink HQ and referred work to assessor accompanied by IV reports internal and external, electronically and in hard copy to arrive with them by.||27th September 2019|
|Assessor: notify learners if work is passed by assessment and IV to inform examination entry by.||30th September 2019|
|Learner: CILEx Offline (paper-based) exam entry deadline||4th October 2019 – noon|
|Learner: CILEx Online exam entry deadline.||18th October 2019 – noon|
|Brightlink HQ: CILEx professional skills submission window.||6th – 10th January 2020|
|CILEx: Final results released||27th March 2020 – noon|
June 2020 Submission
|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 after 8th April and held for January 2021 submission schedule)||4th February 2020|
|Assessor mark all and feedback to learners whether their work is being passed to next stage or requires further work and additional marking fees, ready for June 2019 submission by.||3rd March 2020|
|Assessor: collate, copy (store copies in safe or locked cabinet), treasury tag and send all passed work, by special delivery to arrive with IV by.||4th March 2020|
|Learner: CILEx membership last registration in time for entry.||6th March 2020|
|Internal Verifier: last marking and reporting deadline – copy (store copies in safe or locked cabinet) and send by special delivery, complete, collated work and accompanying paperwork for passed work in one parcel to Brightlink HQ and referred work to assessor accompanied by IV reports internal and external, electronically and in hard copy to arrive with them by.||24th March 2020|
|Assessor: notify learners if work is passed by assessment and IV to inform examination entry by.||27th March 2020|
|Learner: CILEx Offline (paper-based) exam entry deadline||3rd April 2020 – noon|
|Learner: CILEx exam entry deadline.||9th April 2020 – noon|
|Brightlink HQ: CILEx professional skills submission window.||1st – 5th June 2020|
|CILEx: Final results released||21st August 2020|
CILEx key dates and deadlines can be found here CILEx Key Dates and Deadlines
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.
How does distance learning work with Brightlink Learning?
Q – What do you get when you buy a Brightlink CILEx unit?
A face to face one to one induction via video conferencing.
A restorative approach to your learning where you and your tutor will discuss what you need to do your best and agree a mutual learning contract based on that.
Access for the length of your subscription to our online materials which are written and triple quality checked by experts within the fields of education and law.
Unlimited access to a tutor who will know you and your learning well, by email and video confrencing.
Q – What do I need to provide to study for CILEx qualifications with Brightlink?
The formula for success in studying CILEx is time and commitment plus tutor guidance and reading what the examiner is reading. CILEx examiners recommend a text to read for each unit at both levels. When they’re writing the exam paper they’ll be expecting that you have read that book and will know what’s in it. Recommended texts are published by a variety of publishers. At level 6 these can be found on the CILEx website under recommended reading http://www.cilex.org.uk/study/information_for_students/recommended_reading.aspx at level 3 the recommended texts are published by CILEx Law School http://www.cilexlawschool.ac.uk/publications/printed please be careful when using the shop you only need the relevant manual not the full course. Your tutor will support you fully with updates and revision so you won’t need to pay for any extra time or materials.
Other useful information?
Q – When and how can I enrol for a Brightlink CILEx course?
You can buy a unit and begin whenever you choose. For professional skills units see the assessment schedule. For all other units just go to our courses page/ shop, select the units you would like to study and place them in your basket. Then checkout and our system will let us know we need to approve you to join the course and allocate your tutor which we’ll do as quickly as we possibly can. You can access your materials immediately after we approve your registration and your tutor will be in touch very soon.