Course Essentials

Our Access to HE Diploma (Law and Criminology), studied exclusively online and awarded by One Awards, is perfect for you if you would like to study at Arden University but don’t currently have the required qualifications, for example, A-Levels.

You will gain significant knowledge and skills in Law and Criminology, such as an understanding of English Law, courts and justice procedures and giving legal advice, giving you everything you need to succeed at Degree level, and, more importantly, build your confidence in returning to study.

Studying by flexible online Distance Learning means that you can learn wherever and whenever you choose, and fit learning around your existing commitments.

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Funding your Studies

Student loans are not currently available for Access to Higher Education Diplomas studied through Arden, but we believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development. This is why Arden's Access courses offer excellent value for money and you can pay by instalments too.



Key Information

Award:
Access to HE Diploma
Credits:
60
UCAS Course Code:
TBC
Course Title:
Access to HE Diploma (Law and Criminology)
Duration:
1-3 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Accredited by:
One Awards
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

During this Law & Criminology Access Diploma course you will have the opportunity to learn the core skills and explore key subject areas of the Legal world. You will explore English Law, the courts and justice process, and why people engage in criminal behaviour. You will build practical skills such as building an accurate and reasoned argument, and various ways of communicating this through reports, giving legal advice, presenting in media such as leaflets and posters, and presentations.

Modules

  • Academic Skills for Access to HE (6 credits)
  • Principles of English Law (9 credits)
  • Using IT, Numeracy and Data for Learning and Research in HE (9 credits)
  • Courts and Justice (9 credits)
  • Crime in Context (9 credits)
  • An Introduction to Tort (9 credits)
  • Researching your Law and Criminology project (9 credits)

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Essays
  • Academic Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Newspaper Reports
  • Legal Advice Letters
  • Portfolio of Tasks
  • Research Projects
  • Presentations

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies Arden University will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Our Access to HE Diploma (Law & Criminology) course at Arden University is designed for students who have a minimum of two years’ experience of life or work after school. Applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement explaining what they have done after leaving school and how they have developed skills necessary to study. This could include a job or acting as a parent or carer.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

For more information about our entry requirements, please contact our Admissions Team

How much is my course?

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Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Where can my Access course take me?

If you successfully complete the Access course, you will be eligible to progress on to one of Arden’s BA or LLB Honours Degrees. You might consider:

You can continue to study by flexible online Distance Learning, or might want to consider Blended Learning for your Undergraduate Degree, where you combine your online study with just 2 days per week of lectures at one of our UK study centres.

Either of these routes mean you have the time to gain work experience or start your career alongside your learning. If you are interested in Law and want to become a practicing Lawyer or Solicitor then the LLB Law route is the smart choice. If you want to pursue your interests in Criminology or branch out into Psychology then you can find the right mix that suits your interests.

All the skills that you will learn on an Arden Honours Degree are highly valued by employers. You might be considering legal work, police, prison warden, probation or youth support work.

Course Details & Modules

During this Law & Criminology Access Diploma course you will have the opportunity to learn the core skills and explore key subject areas of the Legal world. You will explore English Law, the courts and justice process, and why people engage in criminal behaviour. You will build practical skills such as building an accurate and reasoned argument, and various ways of communicating this through reports, giving legal advice, presenting in media such as leaflets and posters, and presentations.

Modules

  • Academic Skills for Access to HE (6 credits)
  • Principles of English Law (9 credits)
  • Using IT, Numeracy and Data for Learning and Research in HE (9 credits)
  • Courts and Justice (9 credits)
  • Crime in Context (9 credits)
  • An Introduction to Tort (9 credits)
  • Researching your Law and Criminology project (9 credits)

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Essays
  • Academic Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Newspaper Reports
  • Legal Advice Letters
  • Portfolio of Tasks
  • Research Projects
  • Presentations

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies Arden University will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Entry Requirements

Our Access to HE Diploma (Law & Criminology) course at Arden University is designed for students who have a minimum of two years’ experience of life or work after school. Applicants will be asked to submit a personal statement explaining what they have done after leaving school and how they have developed skills necessary to study. This could include a job or acting as a parent or carer.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

For more information about our entry requirements, please contact our Admissions Team

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

Where can my Access course take me?

If you successfully complete the Access course, you will be eligible to progress on to one of Arden’s BA or LLB Honours Degrees. You might consider:

You can continue to study by flexible online Distance Learning, or might want to consider Blended Learning for your Undergraduate Degree, where you combine your online study with just 2 days per week of lectures at one of our UK study centres.

Either of these routes mean you have the time to gain work experience or start your career alongside your learning. If you are interested in Law and want to become a practicing Lawyer or Solicitor then the LLB Law route is the smart choice. If you want to pursue your interests in Criminology or branch out into Psychology then you can find the right mix that suits your interests.

All the skills that you will learn on an Arden Honours Degree are highly valued by employers. You might be considering legal work, police, prison warden, probation or youth support work.

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2. Apply online

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4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

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