Whilst studying for this programme you will complete the following units: Aspects of Employment law, Criminal Liability Relating to Business, Civil Liability Relating to Business, Development Planning for a Career in Business/Law, Aspects of Contract and Business Law, Recruitment and Selection in Business and Developing Teams in Business/Law plus two optional units.. These subjects will allow for a broad knowledge of not only Law, but of Business too.

There will also be a two week work experience placement, which will allow you to see a real working environment and allow you to use the skills that you have gained on the course. 

Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

This programme of study is assessed by way of practical assessments e.g. presentations, controlled assessments, role plays and reports/portfolios

Upon completion of both qualifications learners can progress into higher education to study both Law and Business Degree programmes or onto CILEx Cert/Dip in Law and Practice.

A*- C grades in English and Maths at GCSE.

Law Career Skills Level 3 offers the chance achieve skills and techniques in law and business. It aims to provide opportunities for full-time learners to gain a nationally recognised BTEC qualification, which can help you to enter into employment in the legal sector or to progress to higher education such as the Foundation Degree in Business and Law or on to a Law honours degree.

This qualification also provides a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and to allow access to employment opportunities in the legal sector. You will study an Extended Diploma in Business Law, which will consist of a mixture of Law and Business modules, which will not only allow you to learn how the law works, but also how this would work in practices and chambers. 

None available for law, but business options available.

During your second year of study you will experience a minimum of 2 weeks work experience/skills. These skills will enhance your employability and will give you a real and practical insight into how a legal practice operates.

Law Career Skills Level 2, Law Academy, Business Level 3, CILEx.


Chartered Legal Executive
HR Executive / Manager
Legal Secretary
Personnel Officer
Probation Officer
Property, Housing Managers  

This course will lead you on the path to a career in law or related areas such as HR, business or other professional roles. The average salary for roles within Financial and Professional Services in the North West is £23,000 per annum.

Particular roles and average starting salaries: Solicitors £26,000-£35,000; barristers £12,000-£42,000; trainee legal executives and trainee solicitors £15,000-£28,000; and legal secretary £17,000-£18,000.

National Careers Advice

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