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Law and Business Diploma level 3 at Leicester College

Course description

You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. This is an exciting new full time course that combines the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Technical Diploma in Law with a BTEC Diploma in Business to form a Study Programme. The aim is to give students a grounding in Law and Business from which to springboard themselves in to a range of potential careers. The law course is linked to a professional body and from this course membership of this body will enable you to progress further in the legal field to convert this qualification into a Professional Diploma at level 4. The Business Diploma will give you a huge insight into all aspects of Business and if you decided to follow the Business rather than the legal route this qualification has given you the foundation to move into many aspects of Business. Whether your chosen path is law or business, this course will give you an excellent grounding. By the end of the course you will have developed exceptional skills, some of which include: €¢ the ability to research effectively; €¢ the skill of academic writing as well as professional drafting; €¢ the art of creating a coherent, persuasive argument; €¢ the skill of critical analysis; and €¢ the competence to be able to synthesise complex concepts and communicate them effectively. Both qualifications lead to UCAS points and would therefore give you access to University. The study programme will give you the equivalent of three A levels. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above.

Course content

You will study SIX law units over the two years of the programme, 3 in each year. The law units are: Unit 1 Introduction to Law and the Legal System in England and Wales Unit 2 €“ Practical Legal Skills Unit 3 €“ Law of Contract Unit 4 €“ Tort Law Unit 5 €“ Law of Crime Unit 6 €“ Land and Property Law In addition you will then study 12 Business Units over the two years. Some of these units will include, Business Environment, Business Resources, Marketing, Communication in Business, Teambuilding and Managing a Business Event. Work Experience will very much be part of the programme and the opportunity to be placed in law firms and complete your work experience with them is integral to the development of your skills in the legal field. In year two of the programme you will complete your three law units and your 6 Business Units. The law units are set as above, but the business units which you study will be agreed upon with you during the end of year one. There are many options to choose from including law units, recruitment and selection, IT skills, retail skills as well as finance and accounting. In addition your study programme will continue to have work experience and also opportunities to become involved in enterprise activities which will improve your skills in communication, networking and self assurance all of which will make you more employable.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths is required. These entry requirements are there to ensure that you are completely focused on the course and its demands, rather than having to resit GCSEs. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


You will be assessed in a variety of different ways depending on the units being assessed. Your law units will all be assessed externally with one multiple choice test (Unit1), four examinations and one Synoptic Assessment (Unit 2). The synoptic assessment draws together learning and assesses your ability to apply knowledge and skills in an integrated way. You will have passed all formative examinations and completed your Work experience in a legal firm before taking this Assessment.Your Business units will all be assessed internally via assignments, presentations, video's, practical skills and written work. All units you will be allowed to sit twice during the course in order to achieve at the highest grade that you can.

Financial information

Material fee £40.00.

Future opportunities

This qualification offers several possible routes of progression for learners and these include: Employment - The qualification will equip learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake technical legal work within different types of legal organisation, including High Street firms, in house legal departments and Alternative Business Structures. This type of job role could be the end in itself or could provide possible career progression to Chartered Legal Executive or solicitor. Apprenticeship (Trailblazers) - The qualification aligns with the Trailblazer Apprenticeship for Chartered Legal Executives and for Solicitors. Learners who wish to go on to undertake an Apprenticeship will have already accrued some of the important knowledge and skills that will enable them to progress within the legal sector as an Apprentice. Further learning - Upon successful completion of the qualification, learners will be able to apply for exemptions from the CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice, which forms the first stage in the process of becoming a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer. Chartered Legal Executive Lawyers specialise in a particular area of the law and are able to undertake the same level of work as that of a solicitor. The Higher Education route is also an option as the CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Law and Legal Skills has UCAS points attached to it, which are a requirement for access to a wide range of University courses.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2017
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