Law - Access to Higher Education
Start Date: 5th September 2022
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If you're interested in starting a career in law, history or literature and journalism, this Access to Higher Education Law course will help you to progress to degree level study.
On this varied and exciting course you will explore a variety of humanities topics to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of English law. You will delve into English language and history, from the English Revolutions to Witchcraft in Stuart England and be introduced to law making, criminal law and our legal system.
If you enjoy reading, researching and have an eye for detail you will enjoy this course.
- GCSEs at Grade 4 or above in English, maths and one Humanities subject (e.g History, Geography, Religious Education or English Literature).
- You will also need to attend an entry test and interview to assess your suitability and potential for the course.
If English is not your first language, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.
What will I achieve?
If you successfully complete this course, you will receive an Ascentis Access to HE Diploma in Law.
What will I learn?
Introduction to Historical Sources
The English Revolutions
Witchcraft in Stuart England
Introduction to law making
The English legal system
Criminal Law or the Law of Tort
Research Project - Law
Introduction to language and register
Contemporary issues in Language
Language to persuade
CVs, mock interviews, UCAS and personal statements
Time management and organisation skills
Presentation skills and reflecting on own performance
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
Where can I progress?
This course will help you progress onto a Level 4 course or degree programme in law, history or any humanities subject.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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What can I do with a qualification in Law?
Barristers and Judges
- Conducts trials according to rules of procedure, announces the verdict and passes sentence and/or awards costs and damages.
- Hears, reads and evaluates evidence, and instructs or advises the jury on points of law or procedure.
- Drafts pleadings and questions in preparation for court cases, appears in court to present evidence to the judge and jury, cross examines witnesses and sums up why the court should decide in their client.
- Advises client on the basis of legal knowledge, research and past precedent as to whether to proceed with legal action.
- Becomes acquainted with the facts of a case through reading statements, law reports, and consulting with clients or other professionals.
Median Salary£38,996 View more
- Represents clients in court.
- Scrutinises statements, reports and legal documents relevant to the case being undertaken and prepares papers for court.
- Instructs counsel in higher and lower courts and pleads cases in lower courts as appropriate.
- Undertakes legal business on behalf of client in areas of business law, criminal law, probate, conveyancing and litigation, and acts as trustee or executor if required.
- Draws up contracts, leases, wills and other legal documents.
Median Salary£54,658 View more
Journalists, Newspaper and Periodical Editors
- Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.
- Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.
- Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor.
- Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc..
Median Salary£37,116 View more
Teaching and Other Educational Professionals n.e.c.
- Teaches English as a foreign language and assists in the tuition of foreign languages.
- Provides private academic, vocational and other instruction to individuals or groups.
- Co-ordinates the activities of private music and dancing schools, training centres and similar establishments.
- Designs and implements methods of assessing the performance of students, co-ordinates and undertakes the evaluation of assessments and awards grades of merit based upon performance.