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Business, Accounting & Law

If you want to study humanities at university this intensive one-year course is a useful stepping stone. The course gives you the opportunity to develop crucial study skills including academic writing skills as well as subject specific skills relating to law and business. You will also develop research and presentation skills giving you the confidence and experience you need to successfully apply to university. The course includes an introduction to the English legal system criminal law marketing business enterprise business ethics communication skills and study skills. On successful completion you will receive a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Law and Legal Work as well as an OCN Level 2 Qualification in Skills for Professions in Business Administration & Finance.

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    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

    Assessment Method

    Assessment is based on written course work oral presentations report writing group/team work observations on visits/trips/talks/experiences self-evaluation (reflective journals) peer evaluation and tests.

    Aims of the course

    The Pre-Access to Humanities aims to prepare students for progression to university to study humanities related courses such as law business English accounting economics politics sociology management marketing history criminology social work and Probation Services or journalism (as well as combinations of these subjects).

    Progression Opportunities

    This course can lead onto a Level 3 Access course or foundation degree in subjects like law humanities social sciences business or related topics.


    Lessons will be delivered using a variety of techniques eg workshops group discussions guest speakers talks lectures using e-resources (blended learning) self-reflection and visits (eg visiting the courts Parliament law firms). Students will also be given extra academic and essay writing support during one to one 'clinics' and in class sessions. During tutorials students will receive pastoral as well as academic support. Additionally students can access a variety of student services for academic and non-academic needs/goals.

    Career Options

    Completion of a degree in law can lead to a possible career as a solicitor or barrister (subject to completion of additional vocational qualifications and relevant training). Also a degree in law business or a degree in related humanities/social sciences can lead to careers in marketing management legal and compliance banking journalism teaching social work law enforcement and probation & prison services. What can I earn in business accounting and law? When you're deciding what to study post-16 it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a qualification in business accounting or law you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a top salary in your sights. For example: Financial project managers start on around £29 000 a year and can earn up to £50 000 with 3-5 years' experience Business administrators start on around £26 000 a year and can earn £39 000 with 3-5 years' experience Legal secretaries start on around £24 000 and can earn up to £35 000 with 3-4 years' experience If you're interested in a career in business accounting or law we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. To find out more go to or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 18 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 27/01/2023
Course Code 4LWAB9A0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 633 p/year
24+ Please Enquire
International £3,600 p/year

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