You will attend classes one day a week. Most of your classes will be taught at the Highfields Centre, although on occasion some classes may be taught on the University of Leicester main campus. You will also undertake a 30-hour voluntary placement during the course in order to gain practical experience in a social welfare or advice role.
You will be taught by experienced professional practitioners in lectures and seminars. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding through tutorials and small group work.
You will be assessed through a combination of written assessments, exams, presentations, a placement diary and a report on an aspect of advice work. As part of the course there are trips to the Magistrates Court and the Tribunals Service.