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Law at Oldham College

Course description

Level 2 - Legal Studies - Full Time  Duration One Year

You will be introduced to areas of law and learn about the legal environment and both criminal and contract law. You will also have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt on work experience and visit the magistrates court.

Level 3 - Extended Diploma in Applied and Business - Full Time  Duration Two Years 

You will study the legal system, criminal, contract and family law and how businesses operate, looking specifically at areas such as marketing and Human Resources. You will undertake work experience and through our college academies you will have a business mentor, a chance to  apply for a summer internship (ITV, NHS) and opportunities to be involved in a number of employer led workshops.

Work experience employers include: Clarke Wilmott, Horwich Farrelly, Tucker Solicitors, Addleshaw Goddard, Monarch Solicitors, Plexus Law, Wrigley Claydon, First Choice Homes and Oldham Council Registrars Department.

Course content

Level 2 - Legal Studies - Full Time  Duration One Year

You will be introduced to areas of law and learn about the legal environment and both criminal and contract law. You will also have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt on work experience and visit the magistrates court.

Level 3 - Extended Diploma in Applied and Business - Full Time  Duration Two Years 

You will study the legal system, criminal, contract and family law and how businesses operate, looking specifically at areas such as marketing and Human Resources. You will undertake work experience and through our college academies you will have a business mentor, a chance to  apply for a summer internship (ITV, NHS) and opportunities to be involved in a number of employer led workshops.

Work experience employers include: Clarke Wilmott, Horwich Farrelly, Tucker Solicitors, Addleshaw Goddard, Monarch Solicitors, Plexus Law, Wrigley Claydon, First Choice Homes and Oldham Council Registrars Department.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

There are no qualifications required for these courses.

They are designed for students with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).

 

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

Assessment

For Level two you will be assessed by course work and external exams.

For Level three you will be assessed by course work and external exams.

Financial information

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Future opportunities

Level 2 progression opportunities are to Level 3 in Law or Business, an Paralegal apprenticeship or Business Admin apprenticeship and employment.

Level 3 progression opportunities are to university (Law or Business Management with pathways in HR, Marketing, Accounting), a Paralegal apprenticeship and employment.

Job opportunities are in the varied in the legal sectors and administration.

Further information

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2018
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