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FndCert International Foundation Year (Law)

Course Overview

A Foundation in Law course  is an ideal option for students who have an interest in Law but do not have sufficient points at Level 3 to commence a standard LLB degree, and so the course covers the basis for the analytical skills and subject knowledge required for a career in Law.

This course offers many flexible study options, meaning you can choose which style of learning suits your lifestyle better, whether that’s at weekends, evenings, or during the daytime. Unlike many other Law degrees, this course is taught in small group sizes, giving you the individual attention and support needed for success. Alongside the course, we are pleased to offer all of our students the chance to learn about RCL’s unique Personal, Leadership, and Growth programme called Thinking Into Character, which is designed to teach you how to manage and lead yourself effectively in order to be successful in all aspects of your personal and professional life.

Why study this course?

  • It will provide you with a stepping stone towards studying for a degree in Law.
  • Learn the knowledge and transferable skills needed to stand out to future employers.
  • Online learning provides additional flexibility with your studies

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    1 year
  • Fees

    £ 13,550 per year (Overseas)
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with


  • Stage C for IFP and Pre-Masters
  • Stage D for IFP and Pre-Masters
  • Learning the Law – An Introduction
  • Mooting and Interviewing Skills
  • Law in Context
  • Core Legal Principles – Seven Key Areas

Career progression

By taking an LLB and an additional professional course and undertaking pupillage, you could progress into:

• Working in-house as a member of a legal team in a huge
range of professions and fields
• Dozens of other careers! Some examples:
• Government legal policy roles
• Civil Service administrator
• Consumer rights adviser
• Legal executive
• Customs officer
• Employment advice worker
• Insurance claims inspector
• Probation officer
• Charity officer
• Detective
• Diplomatic service officer
• Forensic accountant
• Local government officer
• Marketing executive
• Journalist

Entry Requirements

Standard Academic entry requirements:

  • Academic Entry Requirement – High School Leaving Certificate

 Non-standard applicant requirements:

  • IELTS 5.0 or 5.5 (or approved comparable qualification



Alternative assessment:

For mature students (those over 21 years old), or those requiring an alternative kind of assessment:

  • You must take part in an academic interview to demonstrate your non-academic achievements, such as work experience.
  • Professor Claire de Than
    Head of School of Law and Social Sciences

How to apply

It's easy to apply online using our online application portal.
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