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Level 3 Diploma

Law & Business (Access to Higher Education)


1 Year (Can be taken over 2 years)


Level 3

Career Sector

Financial Sector & Professional Services

Available At


Start Date


Days & Times

10 hours, spread over 2-3 days


£2,995† (Eligible for Advanced Learner Loan)

Course overview

An Access to Higher Education Diploma will enable you to go to university if you don’t currently have the qualifications you need.

They are widely recognised by universities, including Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Essex.

The Law & Business pathway is ideal for those who wish to study business or law-related courses at university.

You will also undertake a research project on a topic of your choice with the aim of developing your independent learning skills.

* This course can be studied part-time over two years (one day a week) spreading the cost of the course to £1,500 per year. The part-time option can also be funded by the Advanced Learner Loan. This can be discussed at interview.

**The course runs between 9am-4pm with an average of 10 hours weekly teaching time spread over two to three days. Please note that days and times are dependent on subject choice and may be subject to change.

†If you have not completed a Level 3 course already, you may be eligible to study for FREE! Subject to funding, call 01268 882 618 for more information. Alternatively, you could be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund the cost of your course.

Entry requirements

  • You will need grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths, or a Level 2 in Functional Skills.

  • If you don't currently have the entry requirements needed, don't worry, you could study GCSE English and/or Maths for free at the college!

What will I study?

Modules will include


Corporate responsibility

Business Planning


English Legal System

Legal of Torts

Law of Contract

Criminology and Criminal Law

Academic Skills in Preparation for Higher Education

What could I do next?

You could go on to study a degree in business or law-related fields. You could also go on to study the Public Services HNC/HND at the college.

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