About Us

Cardiff and Vale College Online is the distance learning website for professional study from Cardiff and Vale College based in the Capital City of Wales.

We have more than 25 years’ experience of success in CILEx training in college, please visit the Cardiff and Vale College website for more information on our in College CILEx provision.

We have also provided CILEx distance Learning courses for 5 years. Our specialist CILEx distance learning tutors include qualified teachers and experienced practitioners.

All tutors have a wealth of experience working with CILEx through accredited centres, some also have experience of working for CILEx on qualification development and the examination process. Many of our tutors work for or have experience of working for leading distance learning providers, not just in CILEx training but in world class qualifications provision at all levels of further and higher education.

We are a college, rather than a profit-making private training provider, and take pride in offering the best opportunities possible, in terms of our materials, support and feedback. The following testimonials have been left in relation to our CILEx courses:

I would not hesitate to recommend Cardiff and Vale College to anyone thinking of studying CILEX fast track graduate diploma. The course is delivered to an exceptional standard by fantastic tutors who really spend a lot of time making sure all students complete the course to the best of their abilities.

Roxanne Manson

I received great assistance from my tutor during my period of study at CAVC in helping me to pass the Graduate Fast Track Diploma. My Tutor's guidance and feedback was really helpful.

Thomas Stride

I was unsure what to expect when I enrolled on the CILEx course at CAVC, especially as I’d not been in any sort of education for almost 20 years, but everyone was very friendly and supportive. Many of my tutors were in practice themselves which meant they understood the environment I worked in. They were also happy to make themselves available to me outside of the lesson periods to provide advice, feedback and encouragement. That additional support was invaluable to me over my 4 years study.

Julie Maiden, Leo Abse Solicitors/Slater Gordon

There are a number of colleges that offer the CILEx course and I am so happy that I choose to study at Cardiff and Vale. My tutor always takes the time to talk the class through the course material and he fully explains what we need to do. All of the work that I have submitted has been marked and returned to me with lots of constructive feedback within a few days. In addition my tutor was always available by email and if I ever needed any extra support he was more than willing to meet with me outside of class hours. I passed this year's exams and I am extremely happy with my grade but I don’t think I could have done it without the help and support that I received from my tutor at Cardiff and Vale College.

Kirsty Hier, CILEx

I had undertaken Client Care Skills and Civil Litigation at a different college and unfortunately received no support. Cardiff and Vale College had been recommended to me by a friend. As I had experienced another college, I am able to say that Cardiff and Vale College offered me a huge amount of support and assistance. My college tutor was extremely approachable and it was clear from the outset that he wanted his students to succeed and was willing to go the extra mile to help us do that. This involved extra material vital to achieving high marks in the exam and a good structure to the course which meant there was plenty of time to go over past papers and the examiner’s answers before the exam. He also arranged feedback classes following mock papers to ensure that you understood the areas that could be improved. Also if you had a query, I found that my tutor would get back to me very quickly which was helpful. I went on to achieve another Distinction at Cardiff and Vale College in my final year which I was extremely pleased with. This was considerably higher than my first and was achieved with greater ease due to the support network available. I felt more prepared going into the exam which is not something I had experienced in my first year at a different college. I would highly recommend Cardiff and Vale College and wish that I had attended from day one.

Leanne Greenhough, DAC Beachcroft

Having been out of formal education for almost 6 years, I was apprehensive about starting once more. I had considered online courses, however Cardiff & Vale was recommended to me by a colleague who stated that the tutors are friendly, approachable and helpful. I must say that, having finished my studies, I wholeheartedly agree. I found the staff to be very helpful; not only providing guidance and advice, but encouragement too. I don’t think that I would have had the motivation to get through the year without their support. I would highly recommend studying at Cardiff & Vale College

Natalie Savage - NHS

How E-Learning Works

Once you have purchased the CILEx units of your choice you have access to the unit materials, student forums and tutor guidance for up to 6 months from the date of purchase for CILEx level 3 units and level 6 units 22 and 23. For CILEx level 6 units 1-21 you will have 10 months from the date of purchase.

When you make a purchase the site will automatically issue you with a username and password. The name of your tutor will be sent to you shortly after you receive your username and password. All communication on registration and study comes through the CAVC Online internal messaging system. This system will send notifications of messages waiting in your inbox to the e-mail address of your choice.

It is expected that a level 3 unit will take around 70 hours of study in total to complete and a level 6 unit 150 hours.

Each purchase includes the induction unit which will explain step by step how to access materials, upload your work and check your tutor's feedback online as well as how to access and use LEXIS.

Each purchase gives you:

  • Either 6 or 10 months access to all course features
  • Course materials, exclusive to CAVC Online written by our specialist authors and updated regularly
  • Materials which include notes on all subject matter, interactive quizzes, articles, guidance for study and specific references to further recommended reading
  • Access to student forums to engage in discussion, ask questions and enjoy the support and community of contact with fellow learners
  • Access to LexisNexis
  • Assignments and mock exams to be marked by your dedicated tutor who will provide feedback
  • Unlimited e-mail access to tutors for questions and guidance
  • Access to the induction unit

Please view the Terms & Conditions for extra information and computer specifications.