APIIT Law School joins forces with Skills for Life in providing Cambridge Legal English qualification

Studying law presents many challenges, from understanding new concepts and new teaching and learning methods, to new ways of writing and communicating.

With its focus on development of transferable skills as well as academic achievement, APIIT Law School has always recognised these challenges. First year students studying for the LLB (Hons) Law degree from Staffordshire University, UK, take the compulsory module "Professional and Scholarly Practice and Career Development" which develops students' skills for success in their law studies and future employment. For example, problem solving and presentation skills covered in this module are essential for both assessments in law and in legal practice.

Law students who joined APIIT Law School in the September 2011 intake now receive the added advantage of training towards the award of the International Legal English Certificate (ILEC) from the University of Cambridge, UK, for no extra fee. APIIT will also sponsor students to sit the examinations for the ILEC on completion of training.

ILEC is a Cambridge ESOL examination developed in cooperation with TransLegal, Europe's leading firm of lawyer-linguists. It is a high level language qualification suitable for law students and practising lawyers for communication in an international legal environment. Assessment covers reading, writing, listening and speaking in legal contexts.

Experienced trainers from Skills for Life will undertake 3 hours per week training at APIIT Law School premises during the first year of the Law degree programme. A total of 54 hours of training will be provided before students sit the examinations for the ILEC.

Skills for Life is an organisation providing well researched, widely accepted curricula in key skills areas which are training priorities. All curricula, including the curriculum for the ILEC, are supported by state-of-the-art course materials. As stated by Dr. Harsha Alles, Director, Skills for Life (Pvt) Ltd: "ILEC is a professional English qualification developed by Cambridge ESOL and as their Authorised Centre in Sri Lanka we are keen on promoting this qualification. We believe that our partnership with the APIIT Law School is the ideal launching pad for this product. ILEC would not only assist law students as they embark on their careers but it will also be a benchmark for organizations recruiting legal professionals."

Susan Green, Programme Leader - Law at APIIT Law School, believes that "training for the ILEC in the first year of the Law degree programme will not only assist students immensely in their comprehension of legal texts, legal writing and confidence in oral communication; as an internationally recognised qualification, the ILEC will also be regarded favourably by future employers and augment APIIT Law School's existing skills development programme."

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Other Education Articles
University of Ballarat Australia in exclusive partnership with CIMA, offer a unique MBA
Gateway students win Gold and Silver awards at Young Computer Scientist Awards
An unwavering passion for excellence from APIIT Toastmasters
Want to Study, Work, Settle in New Zealand?
Top American Schools in town
APIIT Law School joins forces with Skills for Life in providing Cambridge Legal English qualification
SWin an Edinburgh Napier University Mmba Scholarship worth over One Million Rupees
CIMA Spellmaster - Trinity College Kandy steals the title for the 2nd consecutive year!
A tough battle for supremacy at TMC - ICTA Wisdom Quiz
ICASL and Kelaniya University in a joint effort to empower AL students nationwide
Leading UK university for engineering and mathematics announces new international branch campus and full scholarships
Thames College Nugegoda launches CTH Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management for the 1st Time in Sri Lanka
UCSC begins registration of new students for BIT External Degree
  ICASL Business School convocation on Wednesday
Open University of Sri Lanka Offers a Programme on Certificate in Professional Computer Applications (CPCA)
Sri Lanka's first outdoor 'Fitness Fiesta & Zumba Party'
Sri Lanka Design Festival 2011 New Website launched
ESOFT - A Rewarding Course Provider for Edexcel HND
Edexcel has competitive edge with input from UK's top ranked universities
CIMA Prize Winner
Wycherley Interact Club
Coaching Psychology - Oxford College of Business introduces a new approach to work / life balance
A Dream to Become a "Globally Recognized Sports Therapist"
Degrees of success with ACCA
SLIIT RoboFest Winners
MSU's Medical Science alternatives to medicine profession
One qualification… Wider Career Options
Veteran Lecturer Ravi Edirisinghe launches a new product
First Audiology Institute by Wickramarachchi and Company
Gain an unfair advantage with a MBA from IIHE
Vanderbilt to visit Colombo soon
Secretarial studies at Aquinas College
The University of New South Wales offers representation to Aspirations Education
Complete a Top American IT Degree right here in Sri Lanka
AIT is a leading international institution in the region with a strong development focus :Dr. Sundar Venkatesh


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 1996 - 2011 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved | Site best viewed in IE ver 8.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution