Legal Professions Pathway AS Level at Milton Keynes College
Do you have a strong sense of what is right and wrong? Interested in helping other people fight their corner? This career path will give you a fascinating insight into society and how we relate to each other.
The legal industry is constantly striving to become more diverse and within Milton Keynes College, we will enable you to acquire the correct skills and knowledge to progress into an exciting career within the legal industry.What does this course cover?
You will study Law with A Level subjects from:
Business, English Language and Literature, History, Psychology, Sociology
This pathway encourages a broad range of learning skills and you will be taught to analyse legal situations in a thoughtful, critical and articulate way. You will learn how the law works in practice and how to apply legal information to cases.
Our staff adopt a practical approach, bringing law and the legal system to life. Interactive lectures and workshops will enrich your understanding of legal principles and skills in a realistic context.
Studying this pathway will allow you to improve your knowledge of legal practises in many different areas, in addition to improving your communication skills by debating different cases and taking part in public speaking.
To join one of our A Level Pathways, you will need to meet two requirements:
- 5 GCSEs grade A*- C including GCSE English Language (to also include Maths and Double Award Science to study A Level Psychology)
- An overall qualification score of a minimum of 20 points based on the following calculations:
- GCSE: A/A* = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D= 2, E = 1
BTEC Level 2 Diploma: Distinction = 20, Merit = 16, Pass = 12.
BTEC Level 2 Certificate: Distinction = 10, Merit = 8, Pass = 6.
All A Level assessment is by written examination.
Once qualified, careers within the legal profession vary according to what type of law you are interested in, for example:
- Comparative and international law
- Dispute resolution law
- Entertainment law
- Human rights law
- Insurance law
- Maritime law
- Personal injury law
- Will writing
You can choose between becoming a lawyer, solicitor, training on the job as a chartered legal executive or consider one of the other options within the legal sector.
Solicitors provide expert legal advice to clients while barristers represent people and organisations in court.
Legal executives take on a wide range of roles from junior to senior qualified lawyers, in all sorts of areas of law.
Paralegals assist law firms in their work.
Patent attorneys find out if inventions are new and eligible to be patented and trust and estate practitioners give advice about inheritance.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Milton Keynes College directly.