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Law in Business 90 (Credit) Diploma

The course will give you an excellent understanding of business practice and an insight into law. It is a vocational course which means it is based on practical content and real experiences of the business world.


The course comprises of 18 units over two years and has a law emphasis. It provides an insight into law practice, both the civil and criminal areas. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situation, activities and demands. You will study 4 core units and 14 specialist units, selected from the key areas of business and law for the 21st Century. The successful programme attracts UCAS points making university access a natural progression. As a well-established, national recognised qualification it is also recognised by employers, for those seeking work after completion. The programme is the equivalent of 3 A levels

16-18? You may be able to study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:


The delivery is classroom based using case studies, lectures, group work and e-learning technologies. There is an expectation of a minimum of ten hours private study per week. Homework is closely monitored.

Course Leader profile

Ali Shah


" I have seven years' industry experience picked up in the telecommunications and energy sectors, and I also have experience of teaching at KS3, KS4 and KS5 stages. I've been working in further education for more than four years now, delivering a range of business disciplines from marketing right through to economics. I am also the co-ordinator of works skills for Business and Travel & Tourism. I love my job immensely and I'm passionate about helping every single student achieve their goal and prepare for the work of work, whatever their particular interest is."

Qualifications: PGCE in Business Studies and Citizenship Enhancement (14-19) BA Hons Business Management, PGCE PG Certificate in Coaching

Entry Requirements

An advanced course suitable for those with at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or a relevant level 2 qualification such as BTEC First Diploma to include Maths and English at level 2.

Interview Process

An interview with specialist tutor.

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through l00% coursework, there are no examinations. This is a practical, work related course and you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic situations.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

This course could lead to entry to Higher Education including: HND Business, Foundation Degrees in Business, International Business, Paralegal ILEX course, Conveyancing. The course could also lead directly to employment in a wide range of career opportunities including Business, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Customer service, Paralegal or Conveyancer.


Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: September 2018
  • Hours per week: 15.5 hours per week
  • Days: Monday to Thursday
  • Start Time: 9:00 am
  • End Time: 4.00 pm
  • Duration: 1 year or 2 years
  • Course Fees: This course is free for students age 16 - 18. For students 19+ please contact our Student Services Team In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived. Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Creative, Digital and Enterprise
  • Department Manager: Robin Smith


  • Level: Level 3
  • Qualification Name: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and Law (2 year course)
  • Awarding Body: EDEXCEL

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