The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Law is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent to the second year of a university degree. It has been designed for learners who wish to progress to university. allows learners to progress onto an LLB top-up degree programme (the final year of university).
At a glance:
Graded with Pass, Merit and Distinction
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Progression to university LLB top-ups or other Level 6 study
1200 learning hours, usually studied over an academic year
Designed with support from universities and industry professionals
Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning
Learners must complete all 4 mandatory units.
Equity and Trusts:
Learners will explore how equity interrelates with other legal topics and how equitable principles apply in domestic and commercial context.
EU Law: This unit will equip learners with knowledge of the European Union legal system and the main substantive aspects of the European Union laws.
Land Law: Learners will explore the meaning of real property, the types of legal and equitable interests in land, the principles of registration and its purpose and the rules behind the operation of selected proprietary rights.
Law of Tort: Learners will explore how tort interrelates with criminal law and how social and political decisions impact on the understanding of negligence.
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 CriteriaA level 4 qualification in law or legal studies
Equivalent international qualifications
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Age: 18 +