The Nature of Law and the Legal System You will study the different areas from which laws develop, looking at the role of the courts, Acts of Parliament and the effect of European Law. You will also develop an understanding of how the law changes over time.
You will learn about the civil courts, alternatives to the court actions. You will also learn about police powers, the powers of arrest and stop and search, the criminal courts and the power courts have to sentence offenders. You will also learn about barristers, solicitors and judges as well as the magistrates and jurors who make up the lay personnel in our legal system. You will learn about their role and how they work within the English legal system.
You will need GCSE English at grade 6 (preferred), in addition to the general entry criteria.
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English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.
Mon-Fri, between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
The Law department offers an opportunity to progress on to a qualifying law degree based at the college campus in the first year to students who successfully achieve good grades at A-Level in a variety of subjects. All students must apply through the UCAS system.
This degree is in collaboration with the University of Sunderland, with students progressing to the university campus in their second and third years of study.
Students are also offered the opportunity to study for a foundation degree in Law and spend two further years at the college reading a range of legal topics and experiencing the law from a practical vocational perspective.
On successful completion of the foundation degree students have a variety of options. They would be qualified to work in a legal environment, such as a solicitor’s office as a member of the Instit ute of Legal Executives, and after a work qualifying period would be able to apply for full fellowship status.
Alternatively, students can progress on to the second year of a qualifying law degree with the University of Sunderland.
You could also progress to study a law related course at a university of your choice.
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