Access to Law

Course Overview

The programme is aimed at more mature individuals and provides the knowledge and skills required to progress to higher education or related employment. The course is recognised by all academic institutions and the course provides an excellent background for degrees and HNDs in law, criminology and other related subjects.

All students will study core modules which will be integrated into the law modules studied:

  • Research Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Application of Number
  • IT

Law modules:

  • Nature of Law
  • Modern Sources of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Contract law
  • Tort
  • Civil Liberties
  • Sex and Race Discrimination
  • Negligence
  • Advocacy and Communications
  • Mediation

Rules of Combination (RoC) for AHE Diploma (Humanities and Social Science)

Ungraded   Level 2 Level 3
  Communication skills for Access to Higher Education HC83CY007   3
  Three credits at Level 3 from Study Skills module.   3
  Mathematics 6  
  Delivering an Oral Presentation HC73CY142   3
  TOTAL 6 9


Entry Requirements

At least Level 1 in numeracy and communication skills. No previous knowledge of law is required. All students who wish to study this course will have to go through a screening process to assess their suitability.


Course Delivery

Continuous assessment through varied, vocationally relevant assignments. Assessments are designed to prepare learners for higher education or employment.

Classroom hours are eight per week. All Level 3 courses will require considerable additional work outside of classroom time.


Progression Opportunities

Potential progression to higher education in areas such as law and criminology or progression to employment in related areas.

Additional Information

Students will be required to purchase textbooks and the course may involve trips which will require a contribution from students.

Course deliverable in Welsh: