Key Details

  • Available at
    Dolgellau, Pwllheli, Rhyl, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Level
    3
  • Study Mode
    Full-time
  • Programme Area
    International, AS/A-Level
  • Course Length

    1-2 years

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (FE)
  • Bilingual

    This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

    • Dolgellau
    • Pwllheli
    • Rhyl

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Would you like to understand the legal system? Would you like a challenging career in law? This course enables you to study major aspects of the English legal system, examining their structure and operation. You will also learn about selected areas of substantive law and its defining features.

The course is designed to give you a good background in law and develop your understanding of its operation in society. This will prepare you for Higher Education study, as well as for a rewarding career.

Law is a well-regarded subject, and will be valuable in a wide range of contexts. It is also a dynamic and fascinating subject with a huge impact on many aspects of our lives.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need the following:

  • 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language
  • GCSE English or Welsh 1st Language grade B

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Progression to A Level is based on your performance at AS Level.

Delivery

This course is delivered as follows:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment).

Assessment

This course is assessed through a range of activities which can include:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation.

There will be two formal external exams at the end of first and second years.

Progression

Whether you study the full A Level or just the AS Level, the course adds to your qualifications and helps you to progress. You will gain UCAS points and be able to apply for a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions.

If you choose to continue your studies in a related subject, you will be able to progress onto a university course in Law or a professional course in this area.

Eventual career options would include working as a lawyer, or in another professional role within a range of contexts, including the courts, the criminal justice system, and business sector.

Campus Information Dolgellau

This course enables you to study major aspects of the English legal system, examining their structure and operation. You will also learn about selected areas of substantive law and its defining features.

The course is designed to give you a good background in law and develop your understanding of its operation in society. This will prepare you for Higher Education study, as well as for a rewarding career. Law is a highly regarded subject, and will be valuable in a wide range of contexts. It is also a dynamic and fascinating subject with a huge impact on many aspects of our lives.

The course can be taken as part of a full-time programme of study in conjunction with other AS subjects, or possibly with other Level 3 qualifications. Law combines well with a variety of subject, and our staff will be happy to help you put together a programme most suited to your needs. The course can also be taken on a part-time basis for mature students.

Unit information

The course covers a range of important topics, and will help you understand more about law and the legal system in Wales and England. You will also learn about the effect of the European Union on these national frameworks. You will be encouraged to evaluate good and bad aspects of our legal system, as well as appreciating the effects of law on your everyday life.

Year 1 (AS) - Legal Structures and Processes - Legal Reasoning, Personnel and Methods

Year 2 (A2) - Substantive Law - Law in Context.

Campus Information Pwllheli

This course enables you to study major aspects of the English legal system, examining their structure and operation. You will also learn about selected areas of substantive law and its defining features.

The course is designed to give you a good background in law and develop your understanding of its operation in society. This will prepare you for Higher Education study, as well as for a rewarding career. Law is a highly regarded subject, and will be valuable in a wide range of contexts. It is also a dynamic and fascinating subject with a huge impact on many aspects of our lives.

The course can be taken as part of a full-time programme of study in conjunction with other AS subjects, or possibly with other Level 3 qualifications. Law combines well with a variety of subject, and our staff will be happy to help you put together a programme most suited to your needs. The course can also be taken on a part-time basis for mature students.

Unit information

The course covers a range of important topics, and will help you understand more about law and the legal system in Wales and England. You will also learn about the effect of the European Union on these national frameworks. You will be encouraged to evaluate good and bad aspects of our legal system, as well as appreciating the effects of law on your everyday life.

Year 1 (AS) - Legal Structures and Processes - Legal Reasoning, Personnel and Methods

Year 2 (A2) - Substantive Law - Law in Context.

Campus Information Rhyl

The course can be taken as part of a full-time programme of study in conjunction with other AS subjects, or possibly with other Level 3 qualifications. Law combines well with a variety of subjects, and our staff will be happy to help you put together a programme most suited to your needs. The course can also be taken on a part-time basis by mature students.

Unit information

The course covers a range of important topics, and will help you understand more about law and the legal system in Wales and England. You will learn how laws are made, how legal disputes are solved and how consumer law functions, alongside other topics. You will be encouraged to evaluate good and bad aspects of our legal system, as well as appreciating the effects of law on your everyday life.

Year 1 (AS)

  • Dispute Solving
  • Concepts of Liability
  • Law Making

Year 2 (A2)

  • Criminal Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Synoptic Module
  • Additional qualifications

Consideration will be given to mature students without recognised qualifications.

Campus Information Rhos-on-Sea

The course can be taken as part of a full-time programme of study in conjunction with other AS subjects, or possibly with other Level 3 qualifications. Law combines well with a variety of subjects, and our staff will be happy to help you put together a programme most suited to your needs. The course can also be taken on a part-time basis by mature students.

Unit information

The course covers a range of important topics, and will help you understand more about law and the legal system in Wales and England. You will learn how laws are made, how legal disputes are solved and how consumer law functions, alongside other topics. You will be encouraged to evaluate good and bad aspects of our legal system, as well as appreciating the effects of law on your everyday life.

Year 1 (AS)

  • Dispute Solving
  • Concepts of Liability
  • Law Making

Year 2 (A2)

  • Criminal Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Synoptic Module
  • Additional qualifications

Consideration will be given to mature students without recognised qualifications.

Would you like to apply for this course?

Dolgellau
Pwllheli
Rhos-on-Sea