The Certificate in Legal Studies will give you a basic introduction into legal practices and will provide you with the skills to work in the legal practice with a good progression route through to advanced legal progression routes.
To achieve the certificate you will complete four mandatory units:
● the legal environment
● principles of criminal liability
● principles of contract liability
● principles of negligence.
You will also achieve four credits from a range of optional units including:
● civil litigation
● law in the workplace
● family law
● consumer rights
● wills and successions.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, you will be expected to have a good grasp of the English language with the ability to interpret legal terminology. You may already be working in a legal environment or wish to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive.
The course is assessed via multiple choice test and assignments.
Upon successful completion you may progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice or a paralegal Apprenticeship.
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.
If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)