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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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 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).
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.