When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Loredana Parisella
  • Course Code K24HSSC01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Embark on a captivating exploration of the British legal landscape with our specialised short course on the UK Legal System. Whether you're considering pursuing legal studies or you are an enthusiast seeking an understanding of the British legal framework, this course will introduce participants to the legal concepts, principles and procedures of UK legal system, historical origins of the Common law system and the tenets influencing its conventions while providing invaluable insights and practical knowledge. You will learn about the intricacies of the UK's legal framework from the hierarchical structure of the courts to the distinct roles of solicitors and barristers. Dive into the evolution of legal traditions and precedents that shape the contemporary British legal landscape. The course designed for those who are complete novice and curious about the law and justice system as well as aid those who already some knowledge about the law by enhancing their skills to better comprehend how the law applies to real cases scenario. You will be able to engage in lively discussions, case studies, and interactive sessions that bring the complexities of the UK legal system to life. This course is not accredited and is suitable for individuals interested in exploring basic law principles for personal development, further training in Law/criminology, entry-level roles and for CPD certification.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Hierarchy of the UK Legal System
  • Understand the main features of the criminal and civil law
  • Examine legal professions and roles
  • Identify the structure and functions of the Courts’ system.

Class format and activities

This is an in-class learning. There will be groups and pairs activities. The students will be engaged in questionaries, class debates, games, and role plays. There also will be slides and handouts provided. Toward the end of the course the course you will complete written work that is relevant for your learning and level of study.

Entry requirements

No previous qualification or experience required. This is an introductory unaccredited course equivalent to Level 1. Participants are asked to come willing to draw on their own experiences and be open to the diverse views, perspectives and experience of other students. You will need to be a fluent speaker of English, be able to listen and respond to others and take part in discussions. To be considered for the next level you have to be willing to complete a comprehensive piece of coursework and read recommended texts.

What you need to know before you enrol

This is a course for beginners. A good command of written and spoken English will benefit you in order to take part in class discussions and complete written tasks.

What you need

There are no other costs, but you will require a notepad and pen if you wish to take notes. All other materials and handouts will be provided.

What you can do next

Explore other areas of Law with our other key concept courses. Or consider our Access to HE Diploma if you are thinking about progressing to Higher Education.