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Law A Level at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

Law shapes our lives in a variety of ways. It sets the terms of our employment, provides protection from harm, and grants compensation for injury.

In this course you will be exposed to a variety of teaching methods. Guest speakers have been arranged to come and relate their experience to you, providing first-hand knowledge of law practices and the current issues facing those working within the legal profession. Visits to see courts in action are planned to take place. 

Course content

The core modules of the A Level course will include law making and the legal system, the concept of liability and an in-depth study of criminal law, concentrating on offences against the person and property offences. Study also extends to cover the law of tort and concepts of law, which encompasses legal theory. Case studies will be used to link the theory to real life, giving you practical experience that is useful for a range of sectors and progression to university-level study. You can expect to develop your skills in strategic thinking and logic as you progress on the course.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs with at least 4 points (grade C) including: English language with 5 points (grade B), maths and a humanities subject such as history, geography or law.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.

Assessment

This course is assessed solely by examination, with exams scheduled for May/June.

Future opportunities

A qualification in law is useful in many different industries and for a wide variety of job types. Options would include the police, prison service, probation and social services, legal secretary, legal accounts or work within HR, administration or marketing.

The A Level would be the first step towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister with further study at university level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.