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CILEx CPQ Foundation

University of Westminster

8 months
2155 GBP/full
2155 GBP/full
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This CILEx CPQ Foundation course from University of Westminster offers an opportunity to undertake the first three academic modules of the Foundation stage of the newly launched CILEx Professional Qualification, which has been designed with input from the legal sector with a view to promoting employability. 

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The CILEx CPQ Foundation course from the University of Westminster aligns to the role of a paralegal or case handler, who can manage their own caseloads. 

It will equip you with a fundamental awareness of the law, underpinning key practice areas including contract law and tort.

The Foundation Stage of the CPQ has six mandatory modules in total:

  • Legal Systems
  • Law of Tort
  • Contract Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility part 1 (e-learning module)
  • Professional Skills (succeeding in a legal environment and legal research)
  • Introduction to Property and Private Client

In addition to the above, you should also complete a Professional Experience Portfolio (to be completed with your employer). 

This will allow you to record your work-based competence at the Foundation stage. If you are unable to complete this then you will still be able to progress onto the next academic stage, but you will not be awarded the CILEX Paralegal qualification until the portfolio has been completed.

About the CPQ

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) launched its new qualification framework – the CILEx Professional Qualification (CPQ) – in 2021 as the route to becoming a CILEx Paralegal, CILEx Advanced Paralegal or CILEx Lawyer. The CPQ is a single qualification made up of three elements:

  • Assessment of legal knowledge and skills
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility eLearning modules
  • Professional Experience


The University of Westminster is a long-standing CILEx Approved Training Provider, having offered Cilex Programmes in excess of 20 years. We are only one of a handful of institutions to receive accreditation approval to run Cilex CPQ qualifications.  As such, when you enrol with us to undertake your studies, you can be certain of receiving rigorous and high-quality education and training.

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  • Part-time
    • 8 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are interested in working in the legal profession, the CPQ offers a structured, progressive training route that will enable you to qualify as a CILEx Paralegal, CILEx Advanced Paralegal or CILEx Lawyer.
  • Unlike other routes into a legal career, a degree or equivalent qualification or experience are not a pre-requisite. The CPQ is open to all, though the University does recommend a minimum standard of English language and maths (see entry requirements).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2155 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 2155 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    2155 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2155 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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