This course provides a mixture of both core and specialist knowledge over a two-year period. In year one you will learn the core knowledge for Legal Finance and Accounting which includes but is not restricted to:
- The business environment
- Careers within the legal, finance and accounting sector
- Professionalism and ethics
- Security and risk
- Third party professional services
- Fundamentals of law
- Fundamentals of financial accounting
- Project/change management approaches in legal contexts.
In your second year you will have the opportunity to specialise in one of the following
- Legal services assistant – business, finance and employment*
- Legal services assistant – crime, criminal justice and social welfare*.
*specialisms at the discretion of the college.
The qualification has been developed in partnership with industry expert CILEX (The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives), one of the three main professional bodies covering the legal profession in England and Wales. The course will be delivered through a combination of theory based and practical activities including team projects. You will also be expected to carry out extensive work experience, otherwise known as an industry placement which could equate to a minimum of 315 hours.
In year 1 you will be assessed through an Employer Set Project which ensures you can combine core knowledge and skills as well as an externally marked exam. Combined this will be graded A*-U. In year 2 you will specialise and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve competence status. You will be assessed by a synoptic assessment which will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Availability & Enrolment:
School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.
If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £27,295. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.
If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:
- Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income Support
You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).
* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.
It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.
For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Enrolments Team on 01329 815 200.