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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
15.5 Law and Legal Services
Credits:
25
Qualification No:
601/6317/3
GLH:
192 hours
Total qualification time:
250 hours
Price:
£105.50 per learner
Age Range:
18+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass/Merit/Distinction

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Pre-Access Certificate in Preparing for Further Study in Law is intended to support progression to an Access to HE Diploma in a related area.

    The Certificate will provide learners with a firm foundation in terms of knowledge, skills and understanding of law, while at the same time giving them the opportunity to develop and practice them study skills. Individuals will have the chance to practise producing written work in the format expected when progressing to an Access to HE Diploma and to experience the same approach to assessment, making the learner better prepared for further study.

    Each of the pre-Access qualifications has a single mandatory, graded unit which requires learners to complete an extended project in their chosen sector or subject. Learners can then choose the remaining units from a range of optional ungraded units, selecting those that match their interests and best fit with their planned progression route. They may also select a unit in effective learning skills, if they need an additional focus on these skills.

    The Certificate and Diploma in Further Study in Law will support progression to Access to HE Diplomas including Law, Law and Business, Law and Criminology and Justice and Crime Prevention.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 25 credits with 6 credits taken from the Mandatory Group (M), and the remaining credits from the Optional Group (O).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit totalling 6 credits.

    Law Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/507/2068
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    Optional

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 19 credits from this group.

    Communication in Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/507/1991
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    Crime and Society

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/506/3345
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    Effective Learning

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/505/1088
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    English Courts and Processes

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/507/2021
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    Equal Opportunities, Prejudice and Discrimination

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6044
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    Family Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/507/1989
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    Introduction to English Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/507/1985
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    Introduction to Psychology

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/507/2052
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6326
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    Introduction to Sociology

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/507/2032
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    Law in Action: Criminal Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/6041
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    Law in Action: Tort

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/6038
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    Legal Requirements for Business

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/507/1987
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    People in the Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/507/1995
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    Planning a Career in Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/507/1986
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    Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/507/2016
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    Sources of English Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/507/1990
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    Understanding Retail Consumer Law

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/507/1978
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    Understanding the Restorative Justice Process

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/2976
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The primary purpose of this qualification is to support learners to progress to a higher level vocational qualification, specifically an Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma relating to law. This qualification is designed for adult learners who are aspiring to higher education, lack the necessary qualifications to apply for a degree course but are not yet ready to embark on a preparatory Level 3 qualification, such as an Access to HE Diploma.

    The Certificate will be appropriate for most learners preparing to progress to an Access to HE Diploma as it should give you sufficient scope to build up the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding at Level 2 to support your progression.

    The Diploma in Preparing for Further Study in Education is better suited to learners who need a significant period of time working at Level 2 before they are ready to progress, perhaps because they have been out of learning for a considerable time or are studying in English for the first time.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification includes one mandatory unit:

    • Law project

    Learners must then select further units from a list of optional units. These include knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to all the possible progression routes from the Certificate, e.g.

    • Introduction to English law
    • Courts and processes
    • People working in law

    Learners can also choose units which are specific to the particular pathway learners are planning, e.g.

    • Family law
    • Legal requirements for business
    • Crime and society.

    Learners can also decide to take a unit, ‘Effective Learning’, which will give learners the opportunity to focus explicitly on developing the study skills they will need to succeed on an Access to HE Diploma and on a degree course.

    The minimum vocational content for this qualification is 84% (if learners choose to include the unit ‘Effective Learning’); the maximum is 100%.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    The Certificate in Preparing for Further Study in Law is intended to support learners progression to an Access to HE Diploma in a related area. The Certificate will provide learners with a firm foundation in terms of knowledge, skills and understanding of the law, while at the same time giving them the opportunity to develop and practise their study skills. Learners will have the chance to practise producing written work in the format expected of them when they progress to an Access to HE Diploma and to experience the same approach to assessment, making learners better prepared for further study.

    Depending on the combination of optional units that learners choose, learners could progress to an Access to HE Diploma in any of the following areas:

    • Law
    • Law and Business
    • Justice and Crime Prevention
    • Law and Criminology

    There is a Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Preparing for Further Study in Education.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is not intended to support progression to employment.


    What are the progression options?

    The Certificate in Preparing for Further Study in Law is intended to support their progression to an Access to HE Diploma in a related area. The Certificate will provide learners with a firm foundation in terms of knowledge, skills and understanding of the law, while at the same time giving learners the opportunity to develop and practise their study skills. Learners will have the chance to practise producing written work in the format expected of learner when they progress to an Access to HE Diploma and to experience the same approach to assessment, making them better prepared for further study.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements, in the form of prior qualifications or levels of attainment, for this qualification. However, if at the start of your course learners have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths (in the form of functional skills or GCSE), learner can expect to be offered the opportunity to include English and maths in their programme alongside the Certificate in Preparing for Further Study in Law. Learners must be aged 18 or over to take this qualification.

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