CertCE Law

University of Essex Online

Program Description

CertCE Law

University of Essex Online

CertCE Law

Places available: Summer / Autumn 2015

About the CertCE Law course

If you’re keen to try university study, our CertCE Law course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Bachelors degree. The course has been designed to give you an introduction to the English Legal System, both from a civil and criminal perspective as well as looking at key criminal law concepts and principles.

Study is based around specific law-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that will develop your communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical thinking skills.

Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our CertCE Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the legal field.

Why study this subject?

Our online CertCE Law course gives you a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to work alongside your studies. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, this course will help you develop skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking.

Related courses

  • DipHE Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law

Course Structure

The CertCE Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits.

Level 4 modules:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning (15 credits)
  • The Legal System (15 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)

Upon completion of your CertCE Law we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits) and Bachelors degree (360 credits).

Learning and Assessments

Studying online for your CertCE law qualification offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access.

All of our online undergraduate courses have a standard study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to complete your studies.

It is possible to complete your studies faster than the standard course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times during your course, however minimum study durations apply.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online degree courses utilise a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.

You are supported throughout your online law course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Methods of assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. CertCE Law assignments are based on real life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You will always be aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser;
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Career Prospects

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to gain your qualification. You can enhance both your education and career with a degree from a top UK university regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

The legal knowledge gained from the CertCE Law could benefit roles in finance, human resources, education, local and central government, the voluntary sector or management.

The CertCE Law can also be used as a stepping stone towards studying for our LLB (Hons) Law degree which is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) in England and Wales and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally.

Entry requirements

We believe that education should be accessible for everyone, so you do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertCE Law course.

You will be allowed to start the CertCE Law course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first three weeks. You must pass your first assignment set during this time in order to continue with your studies.

If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0.

21 day money back guarantee

We want to give you the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course for a 21 day trial period. That’s why we have introduced our money back guarantee. If you start the course and decide it’s not for you during the first three weeks, you will receive a full refund.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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