This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of legal principles and best practice. With a focus on European, national and local contexts, this programme explores the development of legislation with core academic skills. If you successfully pass all modules you can continue your studies with us on to the BA (Hons) Degree in Law & Practice, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.
Introduction to Law and Practice
The aim of this module is to ensure that you understand the underpinning concepts, terms and processes in the practice of Law in England and Wales. We’ll enable you to discover, interpret and apply legal rules, providing you with an insight into key aspects of professional practice and law in the workplace. To keep teaching contemporary, you’ll get a handle on modern and relevant case studies, analysing current and relevant issues confronting the legal system.
This module has the CILEx Level 3 Unit 1: Introduction to Law and Practice embedded.
From the outset, you will understand exactly what constitutes as a valid, enforceable contract. You’ll look at the resulting obligations, the rights of third parties and the terms of a contract to fully cement your understanding. You will cover a range of exciting and relevant topics, such as discharge of contract, misrepresentation, vitiating factors and legal reasoning.
You’ll develop analysis skills by performing critical evaluations of contractual obligations and the remedies available.
This module has the CILEx Level 3 Unit 2: Contract Law embedded.
Starting with an exploration of the civil court hierarchy, this module focuses on advancing your analytical skillset with an in-depth evaluation of the Civil Litigation system in England and Wales and relating topics. You’ll cover the advantages and disadvantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and its various methods such as negotiation, mediation and conciliation.
Excitingly, you will also learn how to run a civil client file from the first client interview through to trial.
This module has the CILEx Level 3 Unit 15: Civil Litigation embedded.
Academic and Professional Skills for Lawyers
The initial transition to higher education can pose a range of challenges that you need to overcome, before you can be an effective independent learner. Therefore, we ensure that you have a clear understanding of the skills needed for effective legal practice, including how to create, draft and use various client care documents.
We’ll guide you through legal reasoning, critical thinking and decision making. You’ll also learn the processes and procedures of professional conduct, with client care, interviews and communications.