This module is designed to give you an understanding of the English legal system which is invaluable information in practice as a Conveyancing technician as it will enable you to apply appropriate methods and procedures when solving legal problems.
The module will include the origin and modern operation of the common law; the stages of the passing of UK legislation; the types of legislation and their advantages and disadvantages; and the operation of both the civil and criminal courts.
The English Legal System module is divided into 8 sections:
Section 1: The Common Law & Equity
Section 2: The Common Law
Section 3: Legislation
Section 4: European Union
Section 5: The Civil Justice System
Section 6: The Criminal Justice System
Section 7: The Judiciary, Magistrates, Tribunals & Juries
Section 8: Law Reform & The Legal Profession
To apply for the English Legal Systems module, you can either click "Apply Now" and complete the checkout process or complete our student enrolment form and sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your application has been reviewed you will be given access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to complete your student induction.
If you are a new student, you will be required to provide photographic identification as part of your application. This can be scanned and emailed to us within 14 days.
Where the module is oversubscribed, please be patient. There are assessments every March, June, September and December. As soon as space becomes available the application window will be reopened.
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You can make a one-off payment online by credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa or AMEX) or via Paypal.
You can also pay by cheque or direct bank transfer. Please contact email@example.com to request our bank details.
Cheques and direct payments should be in pounds sterling (GDP) drawn on a UK bank and made payable to Access Law Online Ltd. Students intending to pay by these methods should not register online. You will need to complete the Student Registration Form and either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to us at 1st Floor, Beaconsfield MSA, Windsor Drive, Beaconsfield HP9 2SE
Pay by: Monthly payments
You can pay your fees for each module on a monthly instalment plan if you have a credit or debit card. There is no additional charge for using this plan and no interest is charged.
If payment for the module is made by credit/debit card (MasterCard, Visa or AMEX), the initial instalment will be taken immediately. The remaining monthly instalments will begin one month later. There will be a total of 3 instalments per module.
When you have set up an instalment plan, you will receive an email advising you of the amounts and expected instalment due dates. You must pay the full amount of fees due to us before any assessment can be taken.
Pay by: Sponsoring organisation
A third party (such as an employer) who is paying either all or part of your fees and agrees to be invoiced for fees should complete our Sponsorship Agreement Form. This must be done before the programme is commenced. You will receive notification by email confirming when your sponsorship agreement has been confirmed and you are able to log onto our virtual learning environment (VLE).
Your sponsor must sign the sponsorship agreement form. You cannot sign it yourself.
Once a sponsorship agreement has been accepted by us, and your employer has been invoiced, your sponsoring organisation will have 30 days from the invoice date to pay the invoice, which will not affect your ability to commence your programme.
If the sponsorship agreement does not cover the full amount of fees due, you may the pay the balance by contacting our finance team.
The Level 4 Diploma is equivalent to the first year of a degree. Typically, the Level 4 Diploma should take between 12-18 months to complete but, depending on prior knowledge of the subject and your circumstances, the Level 4 Diploma could be completed in 6 months.
Where a student intends to complete the Level 4 Diploma in 12-18 months, the English Legal System module would usually be completed in 2-3 months. As mentioned above, this module could be completed over a longer or shorter period depending on prior knowledge of the subject and your circumstances.
ALO will tailor your module and the support offered to help you achieve your desired outcome, in your desired timeframe.
You can apply for an exemption for the English Legal Systems module where you have a Law Degree, a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or similar qualification.
To apply for an exemption you will need to provide us with evidence of your prior qualification. We will map your prior learning to the learning outcomes of the English Legal Systems module and confirm whether you are eligible for an exemption.
Students transitioning from an external qualification to SQA must achieve at least one course without exemption to be awarded an SQA Diploma.
The Assessment for the English Legal System module is slightly different to the other modules. It is assessed by way of 3 short assessments which you complete during the module.
The first assessment is worth 40% of the module mark.
The second assessment is worth 20% of the module mark.
The third assessment is worth 40% of the module mark.
But why is the English Legal System module assessment different?
The English Legal System module is the first module which students encounter on the Level 4 Diploma. Often students who start the programme have not studied or completed assessments in many years and few students have studied law before.
The assessments in the English Legal System module are designed to build confidence and assessment technique to better prepare you for the assessments in future modules.
You can enhance your training to qualify as a Registered Conveyancing Technician. To qualify, 6 months work experience must be undertaken combined with completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice (or equivalent if applying for exemptions).
To qualify you must submit to email@example.com:
1. an application form, including your statement of relevant work experience
2. a certified copy of photographic ID, such as a Passport or a Photographic Driving Licence; and
3. all educational certificates and transcripts.
After completing the Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice, you could go on to study the Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice to become a property law specialist.
With the requisite amount of practical experience you could then qualify as a Licensed Conveyancer.
With experience, you could go on to manage a conveyancing department in a large firm, or set up your own conveyancing practice.
You could also take further training to become a solicitor.