CertCE Law

Location: Online Qualification: CertCE Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 8 months Places available: October 2016 Tuition fee: See our fees page Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

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CertCE Law

Location: Online Qualification: CertCE Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 8 months Places available: October 2016 Tuition fee: See our fees page Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

Apply now

Student testimonials

Breshana Francis
CertCE Law

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Oluwole Okanlawon
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Growing up in Nigeria, I always wanted to have a University education. I would sometimes go to ... Read more

Marie Shalloe
MSc Infection Control

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Tutor biographies

Naila Anwar, PhD
LLB (Hons) Law

Naila is the Head of Law at the University of Essex Online having joined the team in May 2015 to ... Read more

Mary Hill BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

Mary worked as a Senior Legal Adviser in a Magistrates’ Court for 20 years and was involved in the ... Read more

Caron Thatcher
LLB (Hons) Law

Caron is an experienced Senior Law Lecturer/tutor who has over 25 years’ teaching experience at ... Read more

Overview

Our CertCE Law course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Bachelors degree. 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.

Alongside subject-specific knowledge, this course helps you develop skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking.

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:

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Upon completion of your CertCE Law we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for a Bachelors degree (360 credits).

Learning and assessment

Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

Teaching methods and style

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

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.

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

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 are always 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

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 transferable to the workplace.

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

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 (Academic) 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.

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