OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Law

OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Law


OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Law offers a thorough overview of the legal system and legal principles. It is an excellent course for anyone who wants to work in the legal field or who is interested in the subject and wants to learn more about it. As this diploma is similar to the first year of an undergraduate law degree, it serves as a good basis for further study. It is also an important qualification for people wishing to work in legal support professions such as legal secretaries or paralegals.

Online, distance learning

Start dates and duration:
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Tuition fees and funding:
Total course cost is £10,250 split equally across the duration of your course (full and part-time).
For UK students: you can apply for a non-means-tested government master’s loan.

Entry requirements:
2:2 honours degree and above or equivalent – from a recognised institution.
English language: IELTS Level 6.5 or above with no element below 6.0 (or equivalent).

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Entry Requirements

For entry onto the Level 4 Diploma in Law qualification, learners must possess:

  • The learner must be 18 +
  • Relevant Level 3 Diploma
  • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification

Module Structure

In order to achieve Level 4 Diploma in Law qualification, learners must achieve all 120 credits.

Unit titleLevelCredit
An Introduction to the English Legal System420
Academic Writing and Research Skills for Law420
Contract Law420
Business Law420
Public Law420
Criminal Law420

Learners are able to:

  • Firstly, Access All course materials, including online modules and written assignments,
  • Secondly, Gain teacher support.
  • In addition, Access the WFC online portal (24/7 access to our user-friendly learning portal).
  • Acquire Assignments Briefing
  • Receive excellent quality study notes
  • Moreover, Obtain assignment marking and feedback.
  • Additionally, Receive dedicated customer support via chat, telephone, and email (Monday to Friday).
  • Finally, Gain full support until the completion of the course.

What could this qualification lead to?

The Level 4 Diploma in Law gives a firm foundation in legal knowledge and skills, which can lead to a number of legal professional opportunities. Here are some possible professional paths that this diploma could lead to:

  • Legal support positions: The Level 4 Diploma in Law can lead to entry-level legal support positions such as legal secretary, paralegal, legal assistant, or legal administrator.
  • Further education: The diploma is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate law degree and can serve as a stepping stone to further legal education. Students can continue their education by earning a Level 5 diploma in law or a bachelor’s degree in law.
  • Specialist legal roles: The diploma expertise can be used to specialist legal positions such as family law, employment law, or intellectual property law.
  • Business and management roles: The diploma’s legal knowledge and abilities can be employed in a range of business and management areas, such as contract management, compliance, or human resources.
  • Roles in the public sector: The diploma can lead to positions in the public sector, such as local government, regulatory authorities, or non-profit groups.

Overall, the Level 4 Diploma in Law is an important degree that can lead to a variety of professional prospects in the legal field and beyond.


After completing the  Level 4 Diploma in Law, learners are eligible for a variety of academic advancements, including the  Level 5 Diploma in Law. Because this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners may be eligible for direct entry into Year 3 of a three-year UK bachelor’s degree programme


Assessment is via assignment submission only

No Exams


Additionally, Level 4 Diploma in Law is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body


If you have any questions and want to know the fees please email us or call us

Phone: +44 (0) 203 771 5653
Email: admissions@westfieldcollege.co.uk

Not sure how these qualifications translate to the UK equivalents, but this is the entry criteria we have for this programme:

University Progressions

Progress to the following programmes  ( Bsc, BA, BA Hons)

For Example:

University of Sunderland

University of Southampton

University of Roehampton

Middlesex University

Many more


Full time

Complete your degree in the shortest possible time and study flexibly – when and where suits you!


You’ll study 9 modules in total (approx. 37 hrs/week).

Part time option one

Study for a degree whilst fitting it around your work, care and other life commitments.


You’ll study 6 modules per year (approx. 25 hrs/week).

Part time option two

Take time to study and spread the tuition fees over a longer period – at no extra cost.


You’ll study 4–5 modules per year (approx. 19 hrs/week).

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