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59156 Access to HE Diploma: Law and Criminology

Access to HE Diploma: Law and Criminology 59156

Wakefield College

Wakefield City Campus, Margaret Street, Wakefield, WF1 2DH

This course is delivered at Wakefield City Campus

Email: courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk

Telephone: 01924 789 111

Website: www.wakefield.ac.uk

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This course is open to all students who are over 19 but in particular those with an interest in Law and/or Criminology and who wish to study this subject(s) at degree course level. This is a one year course and there are excellent progression opportunities at local universities and internally to the College’s own degree programmes. There are no specific placement opportunities, however students with some experience with work in the legal sector, youth offending teams or as police special constables will certainly find the course attractive in terms of their own personal and career development.

What will you be learning?

What you will study

The finalised module list is to be confirmed however it will include graded units on the following topics:

The English Legal system
Murder and Manslaughter Law
Property Law
Criminology: Offender Profiling
Sociology: Crime and Deviance

All students also complete 15 ungraded units including Study Skills 


Start Date: September

Duration: 1 Year (Full Time)

How is it delivered?

How you will learn

You will learn through formal tutor led sessions, group work and practical activities in addition to extensive research activities outside of the classroom.

Availability: 2017-2018

Who can do it?

Age Range: 19+

What will you be working towards?

Awarding Body: CAVA

Type: Other Learning

Level: Level 3

Entry Requirements:

Entry Requirements

You must have GCSE English Language at grade C or above before you can enrol on the course starting in September. 

It is also advisable to complete Maths GCSE during the academic year prior to entering university if you done already have it. 

You must apply on a separate part-time application form for a GCSE course.

Additional Information

Lead Provider: Wakefield College

Course Contact: Course Information 01924 789111


Further study

This course will allow you to progress on to degree courses in either Law or Law & Criminology but there are also degree courses in Psychology & Criminology and Sociology & Criminology which you could apply for at local universities. The offers made to you will be dependent on the grades you achieve but you will be guaranteed a place on the Public Services Management degree programme at Wakefield College if you successfully pass the Access to HE Diploma course.

Career opportunities

If you complete an Access to HE course and a university degree there are many attractive degree course opportunities in the police, youth offending teams and social services. Students who gain Law degrees can go on to train to become solicitors and barristers and many other students with law degrees go on to successful careers in business and management.

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