Local teaching support
To study the CertHE Common Law you must enrol and study at a local teaching centre that has been approved by the university to support the programme. Your application can only be submitted via an approved teaching centre.
We will send you study materials developed by academics from the Laws Consortium. These include:
- Module guides
- Statute books, provided for all modules where they are permitted in the examination.
When you register, we will give you access to your Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources:
- The Laws Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) enables access to programme materials, resources, and audio and video lectures.
- An Online Induction is available twice a year offering live Q&A sessions on the VLE, study skills, the Online Library and Level 4 modules.
- Discussion forums for each module, where you can share perspectives with fellow students from all over the world, and a Dean’s forum for academic queries.
- The Online Library provides access to over 100 million academic electronic items comprising E-books, E-journals, conference proceedings, etc. In addition, students can request items which are not held in the library via the library's Inter-Library loans service with the British Library. Access more than 10 legal databases, including Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw and other valued materials.
- Senate House Library provides free reference access for all registered distance and flexible learning students.
- Lecture Plus: for some modules, you can view a recorded lecture and engage afterwards in a dedicated discussion forum.
- Formative assessment: for some modules, you have an opportunity to receive feedback on how you are performing against the criteria applied by examiners.
Your approved local teaching centre will also provide classes in study skills and, where necessary, additional English language support.
The London Study Support Event provides you with academic guidance from a University of London-approved tutor. Usually held in November, the event focuses on the core content of the first half of each module guide. Each day includes an overview of key topics, learning activities and guidance on planning your studies.
The London Revision Event typically takes place in March and focuses on revision for your examinations. Each day includes an overview of core topics and guidance on what examiners are looking for in an examination answer.
We are committed to delivering an exceptional student experience for all of our students, regardless of which of our programmes you are studying and whether you are studying independently or with a teaching centre.
You will have access to support through:
- The Student Advice Centre – provides support for application and Student Portal queries.
- TalkCampus – a peer support service that offers a safe and confidential way to talk about whatever is on your mind at any time of day or night.
All modules for the CertHE Common Law are assessed entirely by written examination. These are held in May/June and October at local examination centres around the world. You can sit a maximum of two modules in the October session.
Our examinations are set and marked by academics appointed as examiners. They reflect the same standards as those who study on-campus at the University of London Law Schools.
More about examinations