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If you are attracted to a career in law, this course will help you progress towards your goal. Developed in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, it enables learners to gain an in-depth understanding of the legal environment and its specialist areas. You will study core subjects including Legal Environment, Principles of Criminal Law and Principles of Civil law, along with a range of other legal units, enabling you to tailor your knowledge to your chosen career within the field of law.
Aims of the course
To equip students with a knowledge and understanding of the core concepts of law and enable them to understand a range of specific legal units, equipping them to work effectively within the legal services sector.
The course comprises 4 mandatory Units:
* The Legal Environment
* Principles of Contract Liability
* Principles of Criminal Liability
* Principles of Negligence
Plus choice of a further 4 units from:
* Law in the Workplace
* Consumer Rights
* Civil Litigation
* Family Law
* Wills and Succession
The course is tested via internally marked assignments with one externally marked online test.
You will study four mandatory units and select four other units from a range of six, studying eight units in total. The course carries a 37 credit City & Guilds value.
On completion of this course learners will gain the skills and knowledge required to progress to the Level 3 Legal Secretary Diploma, the Level 3 Awards in Paralegal or the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship pathway for Legal Administrators. You can also study for a Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice or a Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice.
You will be able to work within the legal services sector either as an administrator within a law firm or within a post at the law courts. You can opt to take the Cilex route to becoming a legal executive.
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
The course is delivered through a combination of lessons, workshops and external visits to UK legal courts.
Process for Application
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