Law

The Diploma in Legal Studies is for anyone interested in law and with a curious, analytical and enquiring mind. You do not need any previous legal knowledge or experience to undertake this qualification.  The course is engaging, varied and will help you develop key skills in legal drafting, research, analysis and presentations. The course provides the basic foundations for your route into a career in law or for further study.

You will study a variety of units, which are assignment based: Principles of Criminal Liability; Principles of Contract Liability; Principles of Negligence; Law in the Workplace; Civil Litigation; Consumer Rights; Family Law; and Wills and Succession. There is also one mandatory multiple-choice exam unit, which is: The Legal Environment.

All units are assignment based. There is one, multiple-choice exam unit.

You will take part in enrichment and work related projects as well as law related trips

Progression to Law Academy Level 3; Law Career Skills Level 3; CILEx Level 3 or CILEx Legal Apprenticeships.

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

Must have GCSE English and maths at Grade C or above

Law Academy Level 3, Law Career Skills Level 3, CILEx Level 3

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development