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Law Foundation Degree - Full-time

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Course outline

The course is perfect if you’re looking to develop your knowledge of law before moving onto further study – successful completion of this course will allow you to join the second year of study on an LLB (Hons) Law Degree at Nottingham Trent University.

This course has been designed with the help of employers to ensure that it meets their needs.

You’ll be expected to develop a range of skills including: communication and presentation skills which will be developed and assessed by researching and completing individual and paired presentations; analytical and problem-solving skills through case studies; and practical professional skills through work-related assessments, including conveyancing activities.

All of these will be taught in the context of the legal environment to support your academic study, preparation for employment or career progression.

Year 1 modules include:

  • legal method
  • law of contract and problem solving
  • skills of law, English and communication
  • foundation in criminal law
  • professional environment

Year 2 core modules include:

  • law of tort and case analysis
  • public law and human rights
  • foundation in property law
  • European legal environment
  • foundation in employment law

You’ll have access to some resources at Nottingham Trent University and will be visited by a number of external speakers throughout the course.

You can view the full Course Specification here.

Next steps

Entry onto this course is via UCAS
Course code: M100
Institution code: N30

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Adams Building, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1NG


25 September 2018 - 26 June 2020

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

2018/19 fees are yet to be confirmed.


Law Foundation Degree


2 years full-time

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 64 UCAS points from:

  • at least two A Levels at ‘A2’
  • a BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at Level 2 or above in English Language and Maths. If you have the ILEX Level 3 Diploma you are welcome to apply.

Mature students with relevant experience and/or qualifications, including an Access to HE Diploma within a relevant area, are welcome to apply.

You may be required to attend an interview.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is via a range of methods including portfolio building, presentation, examinations, assignments and case studies.


Successful completion of the course enables entry on to the second year of the Nottingham Trent University LLB (Hons) Law Degree, or to other higher education institutions (subject to entry requirements).

Further academic study could result in a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD).

Alternatively, you could move on to other courses or into employment, for example as a paralegal.

Whatever your career ambitions, the skills gained on this course will be invaluable, for example when negotiating, agreeing contracts or dealing with employment rights.

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University and approved by The Law Society.

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