£1000 - the cost of the course will usually be funded by your employer
- By gaining an understanding of the basics of Coroner’s Law, you will be able to apply this knowledge to improve your work output with your employers
- You’ll examine case studies where you will decide how they would be processed within the coroner’s court
- You will learn the basics of legal skills by looking at the court system, cases, legislation and how to read and apply principles from each
To support you in your studies, you will have access to the Leeds Law School subscription of Law Trove, an Oxford University Press (OUP) database, providing free access to over 200 law textbooks, significantly reducing the number of books, if not all, you need to purchase for your course.
Everything you need to know
In employment and have a GCSE Grade C in English or equivalent. Have basic IT skills, access to a computer and the internet. If you are a mature student, please get in touch or speak to your employer first.
Teaching and learning
The course is delivered online and is divided into two modules of 20 credits each. Each module is taught and assessed over 12 weeks.
The first module is Coroners Law & Administration, where you will be introduced to the basics of legal skills such as reading case law and statutes. You will then look at the legal and procedural aspects of the Coroner's role, gaining familiarity with case files and researching relevant aspects of Coroners law. This module is delivered in seven units of learning (one a week) and is assessed by one 10-minute recorded presentation and one 2000-word assignment.
The second module is an agreed piece of work or project between your tutor, employer, and yourself, which must be related to your employment. The module requires you to think and reflect on your abilities, strengths, weaknesses and how you could make improvements at work. It is important that you understand how to write reflectively and apply academic concepts to your reflections. This module is delivered in 4 units assessed by a 3500-word project.
Both modules will require you to upload your work on a discussion board, where a lecturer will review your work and give you feedback either individually or as a group.
Please note, there are no exams on this course.