Level 3 Diploma in Law

Level 3 Diploma in Law is a 60-credit of equal regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to an A Level or Access to 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
  • Advanced learner loans available in the UK
  • 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 learners’ 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.

Entry Criteria

Age: 17+

Entry profile:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above
  • other related level 2 subjects
  • other equivalent international qualifications

Progression Routes

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.

University Program

Graduates from SOIS can further progress in different prestigious universities of Australia, Canada, United States and United Kingdom and other developed nations of the world.