Glamorgan launches Wales’ first Foundation Degree in Paralegal Studies

July 19, 2012

The University of Glamorgan has launched a Foundation Degree in Paralegal Studies, the first of its kind in Wales.

Businessman looking over books The Foundation Degree in Paralegal Studies is one of five new degrees being introduced as part of the University’s new Centre for Financial and Professional Services. The course starts in September 2012 and can be studied full or part-time.

The new degree has been developed in consultation with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and Skills for Justice in response to the growth in demand for suitably skilled and qualified paralegals in a liberalised legal services market.

Richard Owen, Deputy Head of the School of Law, Accounting and Finance, said: “The Foundation Degree in Paralegal Studies has been designed to provide students with a flexible, work-related learning experience that will equip them with the necessary skills to succeed in the legal sector. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to transfer their learning directly to and from the work environment. This approach benefits both employers and students as course content and assessment methods are based on work-related knowledge and skills.”

Those that choose to study Land Law, Employment Law and Practice, and Family Law and Practice, can achieve exemption from CILEx level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice. On successful completion of this foundation course, individuals may be able to progress to a top-up Honours Degree in Law at the University of Glamorgan.

Richard Owen said: “We are committed to delivering the highest quality legal education. Our students frequently praise the friendly atmosphere, and the high level of guidance and support that they receive from academic and professional staff.”

Law at the University of Glamorgan was rated joint top in Wales for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2011. 97% of Glamorgan’s Law students are in employment or further study six months after graduation (Graduate Destination Survey, 2010).

The School of Law, Accounting and Finance is based in the Grade II listed Tŷ Crawshay building on the University’s Treforest campus. Facilities include a mock moot courtroom with state-of-the-art technology. Here, students can hone their advocacy skills in a realistic environment and build confidence in a courtroom setting.

More information and course details about the Foundation Degree in Paralegal Studies can be found on the University’s website here Alternatively you can contact the University of Glamorgan’s Enquiries & Admissions Unit on 08456 434 030 or enquiries@glam.ac.uk.

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