A speedy route for graduates (and others with appropriate qualifications) to gain two valuable Law awards, the GDL and the LLB (CPE), and complete the academic stage of legal training, in 2 years. This is a much quicker 'route' to obtaining a law award than the LLB which normally takes 3 years (full-time) or 4 years + (part-time).
Note: For the purposes of completion of the academic stage of training, and progression to the vocational stage of legal training, a person who has completed the GDL programme is in the same position as a person with a LLB/qualifying law degree.
Part-Time Day Attendance with 4 subjects a year over 2 years
Qualifications Graduates from the Staffordshire Law School CPE/GDL get two awards: -The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), in line with other CPE providers. -The University’s LLB (CPE) (Hons), based on entrants’ acquisition of 120 credits on entry, and 240 credits on completion of the programme’s eight modules. The award is a non-qualifying law degree.
There is a comprehensive induction programme which allows the student to gain an understanding of the English legal system, and introduces essential legal skills.
It then consists of the 'Foundation' subjects, namely: -Criminal Law -Contract and Problem Solving -Tort Law and Civil Remedies -European Union Law -Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies -Constitutional and Administrative Law -Property Law and Application
An important skills development session is also included on an 'Introduction to Legal Sources'.
The programme includes directed study and library-based exercises and tasks.
Other admission requirements
Entrants must satisfy minimum entry requirements as laid down by the Law professional bodies. This means the entrant must normally: a) be a ‘graduate’, as defined in those rules; b) have Alternative Standing (as required by the CPE Rules).
CPE Rules: Reference must be made to the CPE Rules for detailed entry requirements, including English language requirements; the scope for entry by mature students; rules on time limits completion of the award; deferral; transfers; maximum number of attempts at assessments, etc.