OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Law

The OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Law qualification, aims to provide learners with opportunities to acquire knowledge and comprehension of fundamental legal principles while fostering essential professional and research skills.

Certainly, here are the key points:

- These qualifications are crafted to offer learners a comprehensive foundation of knowledge and understanding.

- They aim to nurture diverse skills crucial for a prosperous career in law.

- The qualifications also encompass the fundamental legal knowledge necessary for preparing for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination

  • Comprehend the responsibilities and functions of the legal profession within the context of the justice system and legal practice.
  • Acquire the ability to assess personal strengths and areas needing improvement concerning academic writing skills.
  • Acquire knowledge about the factors that can invalidate or vitiate a contract, rendering it legally unenforceable or voidable.
  • Comprehend the characteristics of constitutions and the concept of the separation of powers, including the relationships between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.
  • Examine defences against criminal conduct.
  • Are you worried about the recent changes in the Law sector? Then, OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Law is the ideal starting point for your career journey. 
  • The course will ensure access to the first-class education needed to achieve your goals and dreams and maximise future opportunities.
  • Remember! The assessment for the qualification is done based on assignments only, and you do not need to worry about writing any exam.
  • With the School of Business and Technology London, you can complete the qualification at your own pace, choosing online or blended learning from the comfort of your home. 
  • Learning and pathway materials and study guides developed by our OTHM-approved tutors will be available around the clock in our cutting-edge learning management system. 
  • Most importantly, at the School of Business and Technology London, we will provide comprehensive tutor support through our dedicated support desk. 
  • If you choose your course with blended learning, you will also enjoy live sessions with an assigned tutor, which you can book at your convenience.

After completing a Level 5 Extended Diploma in Law, individuals can explore various career opportunities in the legal field and related professions. Here are some potential career paths: 

  • Paralegal with an average salary of £28,721 per year 

  • Legal Secretary, with an average salary of £21,216 per year 

  • Compliance Officer, with an average salary of £49,222 per year

  • Risk Analyst, with an average salary of £45,000 per year

OTHM is an established and recognised Awarding Organisation (Certification Body) launched in 2003. OTHM has already made a mark in the UK and global online education scenario by creating and maintaining a user-friendly and skill based learning environment. OTHM has both local and international recognition which aids OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes.

OTHM qualifications has assembled a reputation for maintaining significant skills in a wide range of job roles and industries which comprises Business Studies, Leadership, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

  • Outstanding tutor support that gives you supportive guidance all through the course accomplishment through the SBTL Support Desk Portal.
  • Access our cutting-edge learning management platform to access vital learning resources and communicate with the support desk team.
  • Quality learning materials such as structured lecture notes, study guides, and practical applications, which include real-world examples and case studies, will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats: PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.
  • The tutors will provide Formative assessment feedback to improve the learners’ achievements.
  • Assessment materials are accessible through our online learning platform.
  • Supervision for all modules.
  • Multiplatform accessibility through an online learning platform facilitates SBTL in providing learners with course materials directly through smartphones, laptops, tablets or desktops, allowing students to study at their convenience.
  • Live Classes (for Blended Learning Students only)
  • Assignment-based assessment (Formative and Summative)
  • No exam

These qualifications are intended for learners typically 18 years and older. Learners' entry profiles are expected to encompass at least one of the following criteria: 

  • A relevant Level 3 Diploma qualification or its equivalent credential.

  • Completion of GCE Advanced level courses in 2 subjects or an equivalent qualification.

  • Mature learners aged over 21 with pertinent management experience (prior experience verification required from the delivery centre before registration)

  • International students whose first language is not English must score 5.5 or above in IELTS (International English Language Testing System).


Successful completion of the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Law provides learners with the opportunity to:

  • Option for OTHM Level 7 International Business Law; or 

  • Learners may be eligible to gain direct entry into the final year of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree
  • Quality, Standards and Recognitions- OTHM qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation); hence, the learners can be very confident about the quality of the qualifications as well.
  • Career Development to increase credibility with employers- All OTHM qualifications are developed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge every employer seeks. The learners pursuing an OTHM qualification will obtain an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and grow key competencies to tackle situations and work on projects more effectively, which will, in turn, give learners the potential to get promotions within the workplace. Alternatively, it allows them to progress onto an MBA top-up/Bachelor's degree / Master's degree programme around the World.
  • Flexible study options- All OTHM qualifications have a credit value, which tells you how many credits are awarded when a unit is completed. The credit value will indicate how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification.

Three different types of qualification are:

  • The award is achieved with 1 – 12 credits
  • The certificate is completed with 13 – 36 credits

The diploma is completed with at least 37 credits

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.

Reference No : R/650/4965

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit aims to educate learners about the operations, organisation, and goals of civil and criminal courts. Additionally, it seeks to foster an understanding of the individuals involved in the administration of justice. Learners will also learn about the processes of law creation and the factors influencing the development of legal systems.

Reference No : T/650/4966

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit aims to impart to learners an understanding of the prerequisites and formalities essential for a legally binding agreement. The core principles of offer and acceptance will serve as the foundation of this unit, and learners will also grasp the factors that could invalidate an agreement's validity.

Reference No : A/650/4968

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit aims to educate learners about the prerequisites and structures of various types of businesses. Specifically, it will delve into the establishment and dissolution processes of partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and companies.

Reference No : D/650/4969

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of the nature and purpose of constitutions, distinguishing between written and unwritten forms. The unit will primarily focus on the concept of the separation of powers, with learners examining the relationships among the state's legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

Reference No : J/650/4970

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit's objective is to teach learners about the essential elements of actus reus and mens rea in the context of criminal convictions. The unit will also explore the legal principles governing violent and non-violent crimes established in common law and statutory regulations.

Reference No : K/650/4971

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit will offer an understanding of business organisations, laying a strong foundation for those looking to advance to professional qualification courses and developing crucial transferable skills necessary for employment.

Reference No : L/650/4972

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit aims to introduce learners to employment law as it pertains to businesses. Learners will achieve this by applying the law to various employment scenarios and examining the significance and implications of employment contracts, laws related to equality and discrimination, and redundancy regulations

Reference No : M/650/4973

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This module will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for purchasing goods at national and international levels.

Reference No : R/650/4974

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This module will provide an introduction to the field of land law, elucidating the rights and responsibilities associated with land ownership. You will grasp the concept of ownership, discern the distinctions between legal and equitable ownership, and learn to address legal matters like easements, covenants, and third-party rights.

Reference No : T/650/4975

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This module will provide an introduction to Tort law, equipping you with the skills to comprehend the functions of Tort law, the process of initiating legal actions, establishing duty of care, and the potential remedies available for violations of Tort law.

Reference No : T/650/4975

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

Learners will cultivate diverse skills in legal research and ethical considerations. These skills will enhance their learning experience and serve as valuable and transferable research and professional competencies.

Reference No : Y/650/4967

Credit : 20 || TQT : 200

This unit aims to provide learners with an understanding of the requirements and formalities of a legally binding agreement. The fundamentals of offer and acceptance will form the basis of the unit, and the learner will understand factors that may defeat the validity of a deal. How a contract may be breached will be a focal point of learning, as will potential remedies applicable to various contractual breaches.

Delivery Methods

School of Business & Technology London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBTL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBTL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between blended learning and online learning methods at SBTL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Sessions. Learners enrolled at SBTL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live sessions, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live sessions are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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