Law and Practice HNC/HND/BA (Hons) Degree (152M, 052M, M250)


Coventry University

Law and Practice HNC/HND/BA (Hons) Degree

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 55%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury 40% 40%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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Our offering differs from a traditional ‘qualifying’ law degree (QLD) and so does not guarantee direct access to the Solicitors’ and Bar Vocational courses, but we embed the CILEx Professional Legal Qualifications into our BA Law and Practice Degree. The CILEx qualification of (i.e. CILEx Fellowship/lawyer) will enable you to acquire exemption from the two-year training contract required by the SRA upon completion of the LPC course. NB It is important that you contact the SRA to get full details, as this exemption is wholly at its discretion.

Our HNC, HND and BA in Law and Practice embed the CILEx qualifications as follows:

HNC: level 3 CILEx Certificate in the practice in criminal law criminal litigation and contract law.

HND: embeds the remaining modules necessary to complete the level 3 Diploma in law and practice e.g. land law, tort law, family law and Civil Litigation.

BA: embeds the level 6 Higher Diploma in law and practice e.g. employment law, EU law, Equity and Trust and Client Care/Legal Research Skills.

The embedding of these qualifications allows you to apply for exemptions from CILEx (at a discounted fee, payable to CILEx) to gain the additional professional legal qualifications with no extra study. If you choose to apply for these exemptions you will gain academic and professional legal qualifications during the 3 year period of study. If you study the BA Law and Practice at CUL you will gain academic and professional legal qualifications at the completion of your studies. After completion of your BA Law Degree you will need to enrol onto CILEx Level 6 at CUL in order to be awarded with the Institutional Exemption from CILEx for the Professional Diploma in Law and Practice Qualification Level 3 and two Level 6 Modules on EU Law and Equity and Trust.

Why choose this course? 

Law and Practice HNC

The HNC programme is year one of the Law and Practice BA (Hons) Degree. You will explore the contractual ideas and concepts of the legal system, liability and the legal skills and research required. Study will cover a broad spectrum of topics, from the English legal system and civil and criminal justice system to client care and practice.

Successful completion of this programme will guarantee you entry into the HND within CU Lonodn should you wish to gain higher level academic qualifications and/or gain professional qualifications.

Law and Practice HND

You can apply to this course directly or it can be a progression from successfully completing the HNC in Law and Practice with CU London. This HND programme is year two of a degree course. Focusing strongly on the English civil and criminal justice system and the English legal system, you will study a broad spectrum of topics from undertaking a practice based exploration of the key principles related to the development of effective client care practice to developing a comprehensive knowledge of the English law of Torts. Throughout the course you should develop the skills and knowledge that will help prepare you to continue your studies at BA (Hons) Degree level, should you wish to gain a higher level academic qualification and/or professional qualifications within CU London.

Law and Practice BA (Hons) Degree

Focusing strongly on EU law, employment law and company and partnership law, this course covers a broad range of topics, from engaging critically with the principles of employment law – and in particular how employment law has evolved – through to contractual and tortious liability. The skills and knowledge that you develop during your studies will also help prepare you to gain additional professional qualifications, should you wish to do so.


What will I learn? 

Law and Practice HNC (year 1)

  • Introduction to law and practice
  • Contractual ideas and concepts
  • Criminal law
  • The criminal justice system and practice

Law and Practice HND (year 2)

  • Land law
  • Tort law
  • Client care and legal research
  • Civil litigation

Law and Practice BA (Hons) Degree (year 3)

  • EU law
  • Employment law and practice
  • Company and partnership law
  • Client care and legal research

On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The English Legal System – including a range of the substantive rules of English Law, including an understanding of the classifications of law into public/private, domestic/European/international and civil/criminal. You will develop a broad and critical understanding of the structure and functions of the constitutive elements of the legal system of England and Wales. Students will also develop an understanding of the key concepts of criminal law and its applications to real life scenarios. At this level, you will also begin to examine other legal areas such as land law and the purpose of civil litigation, the procedure that is involved and the application of civil law;
  • Contractual & Tortious Liability – including, offer, acceptance, misrepresentation, breach of contract and contractual remedies as well as an understanding of tort law, occupiers liability, negligence, tests of negligence and remedies for tort law. You will develop an understanding of theoretical doctrines and practical applications of contract law. Attention will be paid to formation of contractual relations, the requirements for enforceability of contracts, the rights of third parties, terms and interpretation of contracts, performance and breach of contracts, vitiating factors and remedies. At this level you will develop a comprehensive knowledge of the English law of Torts, including the principle of negligence, the property torts, torts of intentional harm and defamation;
  • The Civil and Criminal Justice System and Practice – this includes the aspects of trial law for magistrates’ court, county court, appeals structure, procedural law and the court system. It will allow the student to gain detailed knowledge of the system. You will undertake a practice based exploration of the key principles related to the development of effective client care practice;
  • Legal aspects of Employment Law – this includes a detailed view of the law relating to employment including rights and responsibilities of the employee and the employer, dismissal, redundancy and discrimination. At this level you will engage critically with the principles of employment law and in particular how employment law has evolved. Also how the practical side of employment law is governed and how cases are brought to the tribunal or civil court. Managing employment cases and transfer of undertakings will be explored with examples of best practice;
  • Client Care and Practice – this includes the understanding of conducting interviews and best practices, identifying legal problems, customer support and system management and law from the clients perspective. You will undertake a practice based exploration of the key principles related to the development of effective client care practice. At this level you will also evaluate critically the principles of client care and consider how effective client relationships contribute to the development of a successful legal practice;
  • Land Law – this includes the understanding of the law relating to land and property, easements, LPA 1925, ownership and tenancy. You will develop a sound understanding of the principles of English Land Law & of the centrality of Land Law to society in an economic system based on the concept of private ownership. Also, how Land Law operates to regulate relationships between owners of property rights.

How will this course be taught? 

This course will be taught through a variety of methods – lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning, textbooks, module webs, scenario-based learning sets, professional libraries and resources, journals and case studies, seminars, discussion forums and peer-to-peer learning.

Law and Practice HNC/HND

Modules within the programme include units which map to the qualifications run by CILEx, so that you will have the opportunity to continue learning to secure an appropriate qualification through this professional awarding body.

Law and Practice BA (Hons) Degree

Modules within the programme include units based on the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice. Upon successful completion of these elements you’ll have the opportunity to secure this additional qualification.

This is not, however, a condition of academic credit: assessment for the professional qualification are independent from those undertaken for the academic award.

Should you decide to take the professional qualification with CILEx, there is a student membership fee and assessment fee.

How will I be assessed? 

Assessments will take the form of individual and group coursework, which is vocationally relevant. The wide range of assessment techniques used at CU London will ensure that you have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in full.

There are no traditional final examinations to worry about. Instead, we will assess your learning through course work and phase tests. Assessments take place during and at the end of each six-week block.

Teaching contact hours 

As a full-time student a normal learning block will mean that you get 18 hours of teaching each week in groups of approximately 25-50 students. Depending on the course you have chosen, you will attend morning (9.00-13.00), afternoon (14.00-18.00) or evening (18.00pm-22.00) sessions. You will also need to attend one two-hour tutorial each week. Part-time students can study on either Saturdays 9.00-18.00 or Sundays 9.00-18.00. Please note that the availability of these different sessions is subject to student numbers.

How will this course enhance my career prospects? 

Law and Practice HNC

Successfully completing your HNC qualification means you could start studying towards a HND or BA (Hons) Degree in Law and Practice within CU London. Your employability could be improved and you could potentially pursue a variety of jobs within the legal sector. If you choose to apply for the professional body qualifications you would also be eligible to become an affiliate member of CILEx.

Law and Practice HND

On successful completion of your HND qualification you are ready to study further to gain a BA (Hons) award in Law and Practice. But if you’d prefer to move into employment, you should find that your new skills are better aligned to a variety of roles within the legal sector.

Law and Practice BA (Hons) Degree

With a Law and Practice BA (Hons) Degree qualification, your chances of employment are improved, and the level at which you enter the jobs market could mean a higher salary. The skills and knowledge you acquire during your studies should increase the options available to you.


How much does it cost?

Full-time course is: £6,009 per year

For the academic year 2017/18, each six week block will cost £1,502.25. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £6,009. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU London Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials.

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.

Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2017/18 each block for part-time students will cost £1,502.25. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2017/18 is: £6,009.


As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU London from Student Finance England. 

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