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Access to HE


St. Peter's





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Who is this course for?

Adults who are over 19 years of age who wish to progress to Higher Education in Law/Criminology or other related disciplines e.g. Sociology, social sciences or humanities based subjects.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You are able to apply for this course if you have any of the following:

  • 4GCSE’s at C or above
  • Any full Level 2 qualification
  • Maths and English at Level 2

What are the key things you'll learn?

Some of the units you will study are:

  1. Introduction to Law
  2. Planning and carrying out a research project
  3. The English Legal system
  4. Criminal Law
  5. Tort Law
  6. Theories and perspectives in Criminology
  7. Contemporary issues in Criminology

How you will learn

Sessions will be delivered in a combination of workshops and lectures.

Where could this course take you?

The Access to Law/Criminology course is a unique opportunity to study Law/Criminology for people wishing to progress into HE. The course covers a wide range of engaging units and could lead onto a qualifying LLB in Law or a Criminology degree.

What costs will you incur?

Stationery materials and a memory stick.


If you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace.


If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.