Law & Practice Foundation Year 2021/22 entry

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Course code:

MM12

Study options:

Year 1 of 4

 

Location:

CU London (Dagenham, London)

Starting:

November 2021
January 2022
March 2022
May 2022
July 2022

Fees:

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Overview

Filled with intrigue and complexities, law is a fascinating and exciting subject area that is an essential component of every business organisation.

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 LLB (Hons) Law & Practice degree, subject to meeting specific entry criteria. 

Why CU London

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Employability

Dedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment

Top Quality Courses

Taught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University

No End of Year Exams

Our modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress

Professional Recognition

Specific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Modules within the programme include units based on the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 3 Professional Certificate in Law and Practice. Upon successful completion of the Foundation course you’ll have the opportunity to secure this additional qualification by progressing to our BA Law and Practice Degree. Upon successful completion of the law degree you can then join our CILEx programme and obtain the Higher Professional Legal Qualification in Law and Practice. However, this is not a condition of academic credit.

Assessment for the professional qualification is separate from those within our degree course. Should you decide to take the professional qualification with CILEx, there is an initial affiliate membership fee as this is a Professional Body. Please visit the CILEx website for further details.

Membership Grades with CILEx e.g. Student member; Affiliate member; Associate member or Graduate member

Possible Exemptions for CILEx Level 3 and Level 6

What our students say

Learning one module at a time was such a relief; never being overloaded with work, knowing exactly when assignments were due in and knowing we had help made the journey so much easier. The environment facilitated a good level of learning.

Kathryn Wilson - CU Graduate

Course information

The Foundation in Law and Practice aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to progress onto a degree in Law.

With a focus on European, national and local contexts, this course explores the development of legislation and case law 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 the English Legal System

The aim of this module is to ensure that you understand the primary concepts, terms and processes in the practice of Law in England and Wales. We’ll discuss the interpretation and application of legal rules; providing you with an insight into key aspects of professional practice and law in the workplace.

We will focus on contemporary case studies and analyse current issues in the legal system to keep the course relevant.

This module has content from the CILEx Level 3 Unit 1: Introduction to Law and Practice embedded.

Contract Law

In this module you will learn to understand exactly what constitutes a valid and enforceable contract. You’ll look at obligations, the rights of third parties and the terms of a contract to solidify your understanding. You will cover a range of relevant topics, such as discharge of contract, misrepresentation, vitiating factors and legal reasoning.

You’ll develop analytical skills by performing critical evaluations of contractual obligations and the remedies available.

This module has the CILEx Level 3 Unit 2: Contract Law embedded.

Criminal Law and Practice

The Criminal Law and Practice module encompasses both criminal theory and criminal process.

The Criminal Law element of the module will examine the general principles of criminal law, including how liability is incurred through acts, omissions and intention. Consideration will be given to particular offences involving dishonesty and non-fatal offences against the person, murder/manslaughter, criminal damage and where relevant, defences. Key doctrines and rules will be discussed with analysis of statute and case law.

The Criminal Litigation element will be embedded into and run alongside Criminal Law study. The study will look at how criminal cases play out at court within the criminal litigation system of England and Wales. Students will gain knowledge of the professional requirements and skills to run a criminal file in practice. In addition, students will gain valuable experience in making oral legal submission (advocacy) in a virtual courtroom.
This module has the CILEx Level 3 Unit 3 and Unit 11: Criminal Law and Criminal 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. 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 as well as becoming confident as an independent learner.

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.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

Course Specification
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In more detail...

  • You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Talent Team.
  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Coventry, London and Scarborough.
  • We keep our fees low to make higher education more accessible to everyone.
  • Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.

Your main study themes are:

  • Academic Skills: You will improve and refine key academic skills needed for progression into higher education and industry application. These skills include research methods, communication skills, presentation skills and more.
  • Referencing Skills: Effective reference practice makes your writing scholarly and authoritative.
  • Management Skills: You will understand management skills and appropriate approaches. You will also learn motivational skills, decision making, problem solving and more.
  • Communications: Exploring communicating with teams and the role of importance in the legal industry. You will also look at different forms of communications from presentations to written and how to share information effectively. 

At CU London, students learn through a variety of modes. The foundation year programme is focused on applied learning geared to high intensity teaching and study throughout the programme, requiring full commitment from students. The delivery of course content is a blend of lectures, tutorials and online mediums. 

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of a working environment.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block.

Course Breakdown (approximate) and typically:

  • 60% Coursework
  • 40% Phase Tests

On completion, you will have had the opportunity to gain:

  • A broad appreciation of the United Kingdom’s Constitution and how the institutions of the law are positioned within that constitution.
  • Knowledge of the basic underlying legal principles at work in both the criminal and civil justice systems in England and Wales.
  • Knowledge of the sources of law and the ability to carry out research amongst those sources.
  • An ability to interpret and apply legal concepts and principles to given scenarios in order to develop lines of argument and reach informed and justified conclusions.
  • An ability to communicate legal concepts, ideas and arguments in a structured and coherent manner through a variety of oral and written media.
  • The qualities and transferable skills necessary to undertake a degree course in a law or law related subject in the UK higher education sector as an independent learner.

Full-time

If you choose to study full-time you can expect up to 20 hours of learning activities per week, made up of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, online classes and independent learning.

Class sizes are kept low. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.

What our students say

Learning one module at a time was such a relief; never being overloaded with work, knowing exactly when assignments were due in and knowing we had help made the journey so much easier. The environment facilitated a good level of learning.

Kathryn Wilson - CU Graduate

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What our students say

Learning one module at a time was such a relief; never being overloaded with work, knowing exactly when assignments were due in and knowing we had help made the journey so much easier. The environment facilitated a good level of learning.

Kathryn Wilson - CU Graduate

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


November 2021

£6,700 (per year)


January 2022

£6,700 (per year)


March 2022

£6,700 (per year)


May 2022

£6,700 (per year)


July 2022

£6,700 (per year)


Fees & Funding

We price our courses competitively in an attempt to make higher education accessible for a wide range of people. Your tuition fees will cover all of your classes, online tutorials, some of the learning materials and access to our Library & Learning Services. 

Funding

As a full-time or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU London from Student Finance England.

What our students say

Learning one module at a time was such a relief; never being overloaded with work, knowing exactly when assignments were due in and knowing we had help made the journey so much easier. The environment facilitated a good level of learning.

Kathryn Wilson - CU Graduate

Career prospects

A qualification in law provides you with transferable skills in the employment world. With an ever-growing demand for legal professionals in all industries, graduates of a law course have an expansive list of career paths to explore. Many students graduate and find careers in the law sector, in government departments, local authorities, the hospitals, banks etc, while others continue onto further study by undertaking professional qualifications or a master’s degree in specialised subjects such as International Law.

If you successfully pass a Foundation Year, you are guaranteed a place on a relevant degree course at CU Coventry, subject to meeting specific entrance criteria, including:

What our students say

Learning one module at a time was such a relief; never being overloaded with work, knowing exactly when assignments were due in and knowing we had help made the journey so much easier. The environment facilitated a good level of learning.

Kathryn Wilson - CU Graduate
Disclaimer

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time.