FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN LAW
ABOUT THE COURSE
The Foundation Certification in Law aims to provide a practical overview of legal systems around the world, an introduction to legal reasoning and the opportunity to debate on the role of the law in our lives.
The Foundation Certification in Law course is a bridge between a student’s current qualification and the entry requirements of higher studies. The course is designed to consolidate and expand academic knowledge, improve the level of English, including legal terminology, and provide the necessary study skills for success at higher education.
WHY STUDY THIS?
“Ignorantia Legis Non Excusat”- ignorance of the law is no excuse; everyone is presumed to know the law. We interact with Law in our daily lives, from buying an item online, getting a part-time job to taking an Uber car ride. Understanding Law is essential because it affects everything we do and studying it provides a stepping stone towards understanding how our society and the world works as a whole.
Law students develop the ability to analyse, think critically and solve problems quickly. They are able to work under pressure and look within the division of black and white to find the grey areas. These transferable skills that you will cultivate will help open many doors for you as you prepare to further your law studies and enter the working world.
WHAT ARE MY FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS?
After completing this course, the student can pursue the Diploma in Legal Studies awarded by Stansfield Law School.
The Course is conducted over 6 months followed by an exam preparation workshop before final exams.
|FCLOO1||Introduction to Law & Society|
|FCLOO2||Foundations to the Law of Contract|
|FCLOO3||Foundation to Criminal Law|
|FCLOO4||Foundation to the Law of Tort|
|FCLOO5||Foundation English for Law|
The course delivery focuses on totally immersing students in the subject areas to optimize student’s learning and excelling at their chosen path of study. To this end, we provide an exceptionally low lecturer to student ratio with classes limited to 12 students.
We believe in active participation by students so that they enjoy the learning process and become confident and motivated learners. Lectures are followed by tutorial sessions and peer study groups which are held in a lively and stimulating atmosphere. Our small class size provides for better interaction and helps our lecturers evaluate if the learning objectives are achieved.
English for law classes and study skills are incorporated into the curriculum as it is an important part of preparing for further studies. These are conducted through a series of formal classes and workshops. Students are also taught basic research skills which are essential to any law student.
Activity-based learning is an integral part of our delivery and the course organises debates, moot competition, court visits, talks and presentations by law practitioners.
Students also work with their faculty mentors to design their personal study plans and to seek academic guidance. Regular sessions are held to discuss assignments, feedback and academic progress and to share any individual concerns which students may have.
Teacher – Student Ratio
COURSE & ASSESSMENT
|10%||Class Attendance & Participation|
|30%||Presentation / Group Work / Quiz|
A final 2.5 hour written examination for each subject will be held at the end of the course. Each examination will consist of 15 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions and 1 essay for the Law subjects. The Foundation in English module will be by continuous assessment and graded as satisfactory if the learning objectives are fulfilled by the individual student.
To be considered for the award, students must attempt and pass every element of the assessment for all six courses.
- Minimum ‘N’ / ‘O’ Levels or equivalent qualifications
- 17 years of age
- Alternatively, students who are 16 years of age may be considered based on our admission test
INTAKE & DURATION
|Mode||Full-Time & Part-Time|
|Next Intake||August 2017|