Level 3

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Law)


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2021


Adult 19+

Aimed at adults with commitments outside of study, this course will help you gain the skills needed for success at university!

This is a one year intensive course for adult students age 19+ who are intending to study for a degree at university but who do not have the required qualifications for entry, for example BTECs or A-Levels at Level 3.

You will study specialist Law units including:

- English Legal System
- Criminal Law: Theft, Murder, Manslaughter
- Arrest, Remand and Bail Procedure
- Tort of Negligence
- Contract Law
- Youth Justice
- Sociology
- Political Institution in Britain

Learners will be assessed through coursework, presentations, debates and exams.

Work experience is highly desirable to support your UCAS application. You'll also need GCSE or Functional Skills at level 2.

The Access programme requires the study of 19 units, over 9 month period and therefore to successfully complete this programme you'll require a lot of self-discipline and resilience. It's designed for mature learners who have substantial work, personal or academic experience and can demonstrate that they have successfully overcome challenges before.

Applicants who are not 19 at the start of the academic year (the 31st August) are expected to have maths and English at level 2 and if successful in getting a place on an Access to Higher Education Diploma Programme it is compulsory that you participate in the national study programmes for the under 19s as well.

We'll support you if you wish to find further work experience via placements during the programme.

Successfully complete this course and you can move on to study Law at university.