The ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Law is a 60-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to an A Level or Access to HE qualification. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to a law degree but may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required. The qualification provides learners with an introduction to law and the legal system as well as key academic, research and communication skills to support learners in their development.
At a glance:
Graded with Pass, Merit and Distinction
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Progression to a bachelor degree at a range of university partners
600 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year or 4 months
Designed with support from universities
Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning.
Learners must complete all 4 mandatory units.
The English Legal System:
This unit provides an overview of the English Legal System to prepare learners for more substantive study in areas of English Law.
Legal Terminology and Communication: This unit develops learner's skills and how to present information in a legal context.
Contract Law: This unit will introduce learners to the principles and key elements of contract law.
Academic and Research Skills for Law: This unit develops academic research skills and the language skills needed to be able to formally present academic research in a legal context.
Learners who complete this qualification can progress to study a variety of bachelor's degrees at a university such as one of our partner universities. For information on ATHE university top-ups please see
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Entry Criteria5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
other related level 2 subjects
other equivalent international qualifications
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Age: 16 +