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Legal Studies

Course Code: CCLP2, CCLS

Level: 2
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: CILEx
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 5.30pm - 8.30pm

About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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
● conveyancing
● wills and successions.

Entry requirements

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.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice or a paralegal Apprenticeship.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

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.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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