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If you want to study humanities at university, this intensive one-year course is a useful stepping stone. The course gives you the opportunity to develop crucial study skills, including academic writing skills, as well as subject specific skills relating to law and business. You will also develop research and presentation skills, giving you the confidence and experience you need to successfully apply to university. The course includes an introduction to the English legal system, criminal law, marketing, business enterprise, business ethics, communication skills and study skills. On successful completion you will receive a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Law and Legal Work as well as an OCN Level 2 Qualification in Skills for Professions in Business, Administration & Finance.
Aims of the course
The Pre-Access to Humanities aims to prepare students for progression to university to study humanities related courses such as law, business, English, accounting, economics, politics, sociology, management, marketing, history, criminology, social work and Probation Services, or journalism (as well as combinations of these subjects).
All units on the course are mandatory
Assessment is based on written course work, oral presentations, report writing, group/team work, observations on visits/trips/talks/experiences, self-evaluation (reflective journals), peer evaluation and tests.
This course can lead onto a Level 3 Access course or foundation degree in subjects like law, humanities, social sciences, business or related topics.
Completion of a degree in law can lead to a possible career as a solicitor or barrister (subject to completion of additional vocational qualifications and relevant training). Also a degree in law, business or a degree in related humanities/social sciences can lead to careers in marketing, management, legal and compliance, banking, journalism, teaching, social work, law enforcement,and probation & prison services.
What can I earn in business, accounting and law?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a qualification in business, accounting or law, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a top salary in your sights. For example:
Financial project managers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £50,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Business administrators start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £39,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Legal secretaries start on around £24,000 and can earn up to £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in business, accounting or law, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go.
4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above
Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above
Lessons will be delivered using a variety of techniques, eg workshops, group discussions, guest speakers, talks, lectures, using e-resources (blended learning), self-reflection and visits (eg visiting the courts, Parliament, law firms). Students will also be given extra academic and essay writing support during one to one 'clinics' and in class sessions. During tutorials, students will receive pastoral as well as academic support. Additionally students can access a variety of student services for academic and non-academic needs/goals.
As stated above you will be able to access a full range of academic and non-academic support to ensure you enjoy the course and achieve on it.
Do I need to register?
You will be advised (step by step) on how to apply for university places on commencement of the course.
Process for Application
The application process begins with consideration of your written application, relevant qualifications as well as consideration of references. This will be followed by an interview and assessments for English as well as Maths.