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Legal Methods


About This Course

This unit will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of the identification, interpretation and analysis of legal sources and materials. The acquired skills will enable the learner to apply the law to the facts of problems in any given legal area, to communicate clearly and persuasively and to reach satisfactory solutions to legal disputes. Learners will explore fundamental principles and components of the English Legal System, the judiciary and the civil and criminal process and will gain an appreciation of how the main principles underpin all substantive and procedural areas of law.


  • Learners who have demonstrated some ability and possess qualifications at Level 3 or high school equivalent award
  • Should be at least 18 years old
  • Learning Outcome

  • Understand the sources of law
  • Understand the principles of legal interpretation
  • Understand the structure of the legal profession, the judiciary, the jury and magistrates
  • Understand the civil and criminal justice system and the alternative methods of dispute resolution
  • Know how to use Legal Writing and Mooting Skills
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is included in the cost of my programme?

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Am I eligible for this programme?

    You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

    Will there be an interview?

    There is no interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.