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The Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) has a partnership with CILEx Law School, the educational division wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, (CILEx) which allows IPW members to obtain effective and accessible high quality training in Wills, Probate and related legal matters under the law of England and Wales.

CILEx Law School has over 3,000 students studying by distance learning at any one time. These include aspiring solicitors and chartered legal executives, and legal support staff, from local authorities, government departments and commercial organisations, and has recently been influential in creating the new legal services apprenticeships.

IPW members will be able to access any of the CILEx courses offered by CILEx Law School, but in particular:

Level 3 modules

Law unit:

Law of Wills & Succession

The above unit is available at a discount of 10% to IPW members.  The course fee is available via the course page link.

Student members of the IPW who successfully complete this module will qualify for exemption from the IPW entrance examination and will be part of the way towards obtaining a recognised qualification in the area of law in which they practice.


Legal Practice units:

The Practice of Law for the Elderly Client

Members of the IPW who successfully complete this module will be able to justify to insurers that they are competent to provide Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Probate Practice

Each of the above units is available at a discount of 10% to IPW members.  More information about the content and course structure of each of the above units, as well as the course fees, can be found by clicking the link for each subject area.


IPW members should note that in addition to the above fees, in order to be examined they will need to become members of CILEx.  Current associated fees can be found on the CILEx website.  Exams are held in January and June.

IPW Members who successfully complete the law unit and one of the practice units can use them as credits towards the http://www.cilexlawschool.ac.uk/Prospective_Students/Qualify_as_legal_executive/First_stage_of_training

Level 3 is equivalent to A levels in terms of academic standard.



Level 6 modules

Law Units:

Law of Wills & Succession

Law of Equity & Trusts

Each of the above units costs is available at a discount of 10% to IPW members.  The course fee is available via the course page link.


Practice Unit:

Probate Practice

The above unit is available at a discount of 10% to IPW members.  The course fee is available via the course page link.
 

Members of the IPW who successfully complete this module will be able to justify to insurers that they are competent to provide estate administration services.

More information about the content and course structure of each of the above units can be found by clicking the link for each subject area.

IPW members should note that in addition to the above fees, in order to be examined they can either :
    •    become a member of CILEx ; or
    •    pay a non member fee

These fees, as well as the CILEx examination fee for each Leve 6 unit, can be found on the CILEx website.  Exams are held in January and June.
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Level 6 students are also recommended to buy an additional text book and statute book which can be purchased at the CILEx Law School online shop:

IPW Members who successfully complete the above units can use them as credits towards the
CILEx Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice


Level 6 which is equivalent to honours degree level in terms of academic difficulty.
 
All courses are designed to be delivered by distance learning but are supported by:
    •    Induction days in a number of locations around the UK
    •    Face to face revision days in London and Manchester. These could be delivered specifically to IPW members at a mutually convenient location subject to demand.

In order to qualify for the above discounts, please complete either the Level 3 application form or the Level 6 application form. They must then be sent in the first instance to the IPW at the address below, along with full payment of the discounted fee for the courses selected, payable to CILEx Law School.

Institute of Professional Willwriters
Trinity Point
New Road
Halesowen
B63 3HY
Membership and exam fees need to be paid directly to CILEx:

Questions relating to this opportunity should not be directed to ILEX or CLS, but to the IPW by email.

All the prices are current until 30 June 2017.