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CILEx Award in Legal Studies

This exciting course is perfect if you would like to develop your knowledge of how laws are made and by whom, and gives an overview of how the legal system operates in relation to both civil and criminal matters. You will also develop an understanding of the principles of criminal law, and be able to identify the constituent parts of a crime and the basis of criminal culpability.

This short course is ideal if you are currently employed or seeking employment in an area in which a basic knowledge of law will be beneficial, or if you have an interest in law and wish to develop your knowledge of the subject while gaining a professionally recognised qualification.

The qualification is delivered over one evening session per week, with two start dates in September and February.

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"As a single mum of two, I wanted to retrain and improve my career prospects. Initially, I was hesitant to enrol as I believed myself to be too old, but I was convinced otherwise, and I've never looked back! I enrolled on an Access to Higher Education course focusing on Psychology, Sociology and Law pathways; it was one of the best decisions I've made. With the support of the tutors I progressed to the FdSc Law with Business programme, graduating with a 2:1 after completing my final year at Plymouth University. I'm now a Youth Support worker and a Student Mentor for learners who are school phobic or have medical problems. My experience at University Centre South Devon was fantastic, and has inspired me to encourage others to invest in their education. It's never too late - returning to education has improved my prospects and I'm so glad I did it."Lynn Lathwell

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Level 3CILEx Diploma in Providing Legal Services (Paralegal)

Level 2 CILEx Award in Legal Studies

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