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Law and Legal Practice (CertHE)

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The expertise that comes from developing your legal knowledge is a valuable skill used in several different roles, including the legal sector, finance, human resources, local government, education and management.

We offer a style of legal education that is modern, forward-thinking, career-focused and accessible. 

Upon completing the CertHE course, you can progress to the Law and Legal Practice (LLB) course, which prepares you to complete the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam (SQE).


Law and Legal Practice (CertHE)
Apply via UCAS
Code: LLP6

Full-time applicants who wish to start in September should apply through UCAS. Part-time applicants, or applicants who wish to start in January/May, should apply through the University

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Contact Email: sian.turvey@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Sian Turvey

Tuition Fees 2022/23:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

Our courses are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE) and via face-to-face sessions on campus.

You will have access to your study materials 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including:

  • interactive lectures made up of written content, short videos, audio recordings, short tests, quizzes and mini-assignments
  • discussion groups on Microsoft Teams for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live tutorials, workshops and Q&A sessions with your lecturers
  • practical tasks including advocacy in a mock court setting; interviewing and advising and legal writing
  • a comprehensive Library of textbooks, access to Westlaw and academic journals; and support from experienced academic staff and practising lawyers.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The course is taught at Level 4 and is designed to introduce students to the key concepts of the legal system(s) of England and Wales.

You will be introduced to the criminal justice system as well as civil law.

Law is a highly respected and demanding subject. This course provides an exciting insight into how the legal system shapes us as individuals and as a society.

Module Topics

Year One – Level 4 (CertHE)

  • Criminal Law (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Criminal Litigation (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Frameworkmodule)
  • Legal Process (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Principles of Professional Legal Practice (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Public Law (20 credits; compulsory).

You will be assessed via a mixture of course work assignments, portfolios and examinations.

Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent. We will provide you with useful feedback.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

We believe that education should be accessible for everyone. You don’t need any prior academic qualifications or work experience in order to start studying with us.

You will be required to attend an interview and sit a timed written task prior to admission.

You will need to meet our English language requirements.

Career Opportunities

We are dedicated to improving the employability of our students and offer a range of skills that are designed to equip you for the workplace.

We have established a number of partnerships with local and regional law firms. Placement opportunities are available.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to students to complete their studies.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.


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