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University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Law with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 1R11

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements

2xU grades.

Access to HE Diploma


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at C and above (or the numerical equivalent). Including English and Maths.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


About this course

Course option


Full-time including foundation year | 2021



**Foundation Year
Year 1 of the course**
Subject to validation by Leeds City College

This foundation year helps prepare you for the LLB Hons if you do not have traditional academic qualifications or have not achieved the required grades. You will learn the basics of law and how this applies across society. The course will also develop the academic and study skills you need to complete a LLB Hons programme and succeed in any further study. An added advantage is that this course will allow students to meet the Law higher education teaching team and become comfortable with the teaching methods, assessment methods and the facilities. For example you will have the opportunity to experience assessment methods such as; presentations, group discussions, assignments, group assessments and an exciting opportunity to experience a moot. Upon completion of the foundation year students will progress on to the LLB Hons (Bachelor of Law with honors).

**LLB (Hons)
Year 2 - 4 of the course**
Validated by The Open University

The Bachelor of Law Degree has been designed so as to encompass modules which will assist work related skills and professional development skills, and modules which will allow for a Qualifying Degree status. In the final year, students can complete modules which will allow for dual qualification upon completion of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Graduate Fast Track Diploma. A distinctive feature of the LLB programme is that students have the chance to complete their three year programme of study and be qualified to practice law as a Graduate Fellow of CILEX, in addition to the option for further study to qualify as a solicitor or barrister through the LPC or BPTC.

The timing of the modules allows for coverage of the foundation law subjects in the first two years hence the Level 4 and Level 5 modules are all compulsory. At level 6, students have the opportunity to choose from a number of options that allow for specialisation, in addition to a compulsory dissertation.

The aim of the degree is to develop the ability to appraise legal principles critically, to be logical and balanced in argument, to undertake research from legal sources, and to develop clear and fluent legal skills.

The theoretical parts are complemented by more practical elements, including visits and moots and innovative forms of assessment that develop the vocational skills necessary for the practice of law. The transferable skills acquired are extremely valuable to employers and so beneficial when seeking work in the legal sector.


Modules may include:

Foundation year:

Introduction to Criminal Law and Justice (core)
Family Law (core)
Academic Skills (core)
Legal Obligations (core)
English Legal Systems (core)
Extended Project (core)

Level 4:

Criminal Law (core)
Citizen and the State (core)
Law of Contract (core)
Legal Foundations (core)
Law of Tort (core)
Professional Development (core)

Level 5:

Equity and Trusts (core)
Human Rights (core)
Legal Research Methods and Skills (core)
Work Related Learning (core)
Land Law (core)
European Union Law (core)

Level 6:

Criminal Justice (option)
Family and Child Law (option)
Commercial Law (option)
Client Care (option)
Civil Litigation (option)
Criminal Litigation (option)
Immigration Law (option)
Dissertation (core)

Assessment methods

Assessment methods will vary according to the needs of the different modules and the level at which they are being taught. Assessment methods include examinations (seen and unseen, open and closed book), class based assessments, coursework, project, academic discussions and presentations. A wide variety of assessment methods will suit a number of different learning styles and the focus will be on progression and development of all learners.

Formative assessment, with high quality and prompt feedback, is integral to the modules and there will be a number of opportunities for formative assessment and feedback and feedforward in all law modules, examples include scenario questions, timed questions, discussion boards, presentations and mock examinations.

The assessments are weighted according to the level and module. Each module has a different assessment method, these methods include:

Written assignments of varying word length
Group presentations
Extended research project
Reflective statements
Group discussions
Case studies
Professional discussions
An academic moot

The varied approach ensures the appropriate assessment of both knowledge and understanding and the skills elements of the programme. The assessment methods also helped to prepare you for the assessment strategy on level 4, 5 and 6 of the LLB (Hons).

There is also a compulsory 40 credit dissertation module at Level 6 and the other modules available allow for some element of choice. Modules can be chosen which will allow for the completion of the Chartered Institute of Legal executives Graduate Fast Track Diploma, these modules will also be assessed in programme. The additional Chartered Institute of Legal Executives assessments will not affect the assessment and consequent grading of the degree.

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