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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Law

Access to Higher Education is an intensive one year programme designed to prepare adults (19+) for university study that may not have the necessary qualifications (like A-Levels).

The Access to Higher Education course in Law is an exciting opportunity to discover more about the law and its role within society. You will cover units that explore the workings of the English Legal System including: the court hierarchy; how laws are made and interpreted and the people who work within the system. You will discuss both civil and criminal process as well as looking at aspects of negligence and personal injury and the issues surrounding human rights.

You will have the opportunity to visit local courts, practice interpreting laws and case judgements and, subject to student interest, participate in a mock trial.

• It is desirable if you have a clear idea of the university course that you would like to apply for.
• Please check your HE institute choice/s for their entry requirements.
• Both maths and English GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) are required for all Access Diplomas. (Exceptions will be considered, should the Higher Education Institute that you wish to attend does not require maths or English.)

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What will I learn?

Studying A Level Law at South Devon College helped me decide what I wanted to do as a career, and therefore what I wanted to study at university. We benefited hugely from termly trips, and we even shadowed a judge, which gave me a huge insight into what my future career could entail. My teacher, Kay Harding, is excellent, and went above and beyond in helping me revise, improve exam technique and keep me up to date on current legal affairs. She was also great at giving me advice even outside of College time.Callum Priestley

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