ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Law
The ATHE Level 5 Extended Diploma in Law is a 120-credit Ofqual regulated qualification and is the equivalent level to the second year of a university degree.
This qualification has been designed for learners who wish to progress to university and, when taken in combination with the ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Law, allows learners to progress onto an LLB top-up degree programme (the final year of university).
This is a core qualification available to existing and interested centres of ATHE.
Graded with Pass, Merit and Distinction.
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Progression to a bachelor degree at a range of university partners – www.athe.co.uk/progression
This qualification can be delivered either in the classroom, via distance learning or blended.
To view the specification, please click here.
This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 19 and above.
For learners who have recently been in education or training the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:
- A Level 4 qualification in law or legal studies, such as the ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Law
- Equivalent international qualifications
For those whom English is not their first language we recommend the following standards of proficiency in English language skills or an approved equivalent for this qualification:
- IELTs 5.5
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
- Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or above
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 42-49
Learners must complete all 4 mandatory units.
|Unit Name||Unit Aims||Credits||Mandatory|
|Equity and Trusts||This unit will equip learners with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles governing the law of Equity and Trusts. The unit aims to enable learners to understand and apply equitable rules to fact-based scenarios, to identify and resolve issues that potential clients may face in the context of different types of trusts and equitable remedies. Learners will explore how equity interrelates with other legal topics and how equitable principles apply in domestic and commercial context.||30||Yes|
|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. The unit aims to enable learners to understand the history that led to the creation of the union, the political institutions of the EU, the role and the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice. Learners will be introduced to the fundamental rights given to individuals guaranteed by the Union and to the relationship between European and national laws.||30||Yes|
|Land Law||This unit will equip learners with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles governing land law. The unit aims to enable leaners to appreciate the scope of estates and interests in land and their method of protection. 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.||30||Yes|
|Law of Tort||This unit will equip learners with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles governing the law of tort. The unit aims to enable leaners to understand the foundations of tortious liability, remedies and defences. It further aims to enable learners to apply rules governing a variety of specific torts to fact-based scenarios and to identify and resolve issues that claimants and defendants may face. Learners will explore how tort interrelates with criminal law and how social and political decisions impact on the understanding of negligence.||30||Yes|