CAVC CILEx results best ever

6 September 2016

Cardiff and Vale College CILEx students celebrate most successful results yet

Students at Cardiff and Vale College are celebrating after achieving remarkable results in Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) exams.

Twenty-seven out of 30 Cardiff and Vale College Level 6 Civil Litigation students passed, a 90% pass rate relative to only 54% nationally.  So many students succeeded at Cardiff and Vale College that it caused the national pass rate to rise by 4%.

Sixteen out of 19 Cardiff and Vale College Level 6 Criminal Litigation students passed, 84% relative to 48% nationally.  In this exam Cardiff and Vale College students’ results caused the national pass rate to rise by around 7%.



Cardiff and Vale College Student Pass Rate

CILEx National Average

Pass rate of non-Cardiff and Vale College Students

Level 6 Civil Litigation 27/30 = 90% 161/299 = 53.8% 134/269 = 49.8%
Level 6 Criminal Litigation 16/19 = 84.2% 57/118 = 48.3% 41/99 = 41.4%


56 results were distinctions in 2016, more than any three previous years combined:

  Coursework Passes Exam Passes Exam Merits Exam Distinctions Total
2009/10 20 51 14 16 101
2010/11 50 49 18 14 131
2011/12 33 32 22 12 99
2012/13 37 45 20 11 113
2013/14 40 98 29 20 187
2014/15 47 97 29 19 192
2015/16 88 69 42 56 255


It be believed that several Cardiff and Vale College students achieved the top grades in individual subjects nationally.

CILEx Co-ordinator Max Weedon said:

“These results reflect the hard work and ability of students and tutors, but also of course the developments in the course over the last five years.  The key factors are expert dedicated tutors and the resources we offer students. All CILEx lessons and exams now take place in excellent professional training rooms.  A library is available in the day and evenings which includes the latest textbooks and materials for CILEx courses.”

“These results add to the existing proof that the best route to success is a well-structured course delivered by expert tutors with excellent resources.”

The College’s new City Centre Campus with its key location has made courses accessible to large numbers of CILEx students travelling from outside Cardiff. Its proximity to Cardiff Central Station has enabled more and more students to come to the College from Swansea, Bristol, Bath and Weston Super-Mare.

Rashna Vaswani studied CILEx at Cardiff and Vale College whilst working for DAC Beachcroft in Bristol.

"Studying a part time course whilst working full time is in itself a challenge, however doing a course one hour train ride away from your home is even tougher," Rashna said. "The latter ceases to matter when your centre delivers and exceeds your expectations. I am very grateful for the consistent support received from all the lecturers at the college and encourage other students to enrol because they will not be disappointed. Special thanks to Max, Kirsty and Darren, your hard work did not go unnoticed."

Cardiff and Vale College CILEx distance learning students also celebrated excellent results, including 100% pass rates across 14 CILEx level 3 and level 6 units.

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