Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Law




School: Newcastle School of Law

Course code: L4-PHNL-DIP

Credits: 120





 912 months


Level 4 (NLS/HLC level 4)

HLC Qualification Number:


    Easy payment plans available with no charges.


    Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Law

    The programme aims to develop pro-active decision makers, managers and leaders for a variety of careers in business sectors in a Newcastle context.


    The objective of the NLS Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Law qualification is to provide learners with an understanding of:


    • contemporary and specialised approaches to accountancy and finance
    • key practical, theoretical and empirical issues, and academic research
    • the complexity of the ever-changing legal framework in which the financial sector operates
    • the latest developments in accountancy and reporting required by local, national and European government.


    This qualification is designed for learners who wish to pursue a career in Law related services industry, professional. The qualification equips learners with the essential skills and knowledge in Law needed to pursue high-level careers in all types of organisations in the public and private sector.


    The Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Law qualification also provides learners with the opportunity to work toward a relevant master’s programme with advanced standing.


    Key facts about Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Law


    ● Advance your career: 74% say their qualification played a vital role in their career advancement.
    ● Increase your salary: 78% increase their earning potential within a year.
    ● Enhance your credibility: The qualification is fully accredited and recognised and add values to your educational profile.
    ● Cost effective Typically British degree starts from GBP £ 3000 per annum, but with Newcastle, you enjoy saving upto 60% on your educational investment.
    ● Assessments Assessment is via submission of assignments / dissertation project.
    ● Support Live tutor support via Chat and email for qualifications delivered by us.


    Why choose Newcastle ?


    The Level 4, 5 and 6 diploma qualifications are equivalent to Year 1, 2 and 3 (Final year) respectively of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree. Each level consists of 120 credits. Completing any of the level 4 qualifications will enable learners a progression to the next level of higher education at UK universities.

    Year 1 of a Three-year UK Bachelor’s degree




    Newcastle qualifications at HLC Level 4 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Year 1 of a three-year Universities Bachelor’s degree programme.


    The programme is available in two duration modes:
    9 months 
    12 months

    Course Structure

    This Diploma of higher education has one stage comprising 120 credits.


    You’ll start with an introduction to the study of law – exploring why laws exist; how they’re applied and interpreted; key concepts such as legal personality, culpability and legal liability; and the role played by the legal system. You’ll then consider the nature of legal obligations; morality and justice; and the meaning of justice in a legal system.


    Module Credit Hours
    An introduction to law 30
    Law: concepts and perspectives 30
    Contract Law 30
    Criminal Law 30
    Total Credit Hours 120
    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

    At The Newcastle Law School we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.


    How much time do I need?


    • Most of our students study part time, completing 60 credits a year.
    • This will usually mean studying for 16–18 hours a week.
    Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

    This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:


    • Knowledge and understanding
    • Cognitive skills
    • Practical and professional skills
    • Key skills

    The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the Newcastle Law School’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

    Credit transfer

    If you’ve already completed some study at another university, you may be able to count it towards your University qualification – reducing the number of modules you need to study.

    You should apply for credit transfer before you register, at least 4 weeks before the registration closing date. Just tell us what you studied, where and when, and we’ll compare this against the learning outcomes for your chosen course.

    Exploring your options

    Once you register with us (and for up to three years after you finish your studies), you’ll have full access to our careers service for a wide range of information and advice. This includes online forums, website, interview simulation, vacancy service as well as the option to email or speak to a careers adviser. 

    In the meantime if you want to do some research around this qualification and where it might take you, we’ve put together a list of relevant job titles as a starting point. Some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience.


    • barrister 
    • barrister’s clerk
    • chartered legal executive (England and Wales)
    • company secretary
    • detective
    • licensed conveyancer
    • paralegal
    • solicitor
    • advice worker
    • chartered accountant
    • civil service administrator
    • data analyst/scientist
    • forensic computer analyst
    • patent attorney
    • trading standards office
    Skills for career development

    This qualification will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the legal system of England and Wales and a range of legal and other skills, including being able to identify legal issues and apply legal principles and developing your time management and self-motivation abilities.


    Career relevance

    This qualification could count towards part completion of the academic stage of legal training as recognised by the Higher Learning Commission. It is necessary to complete further undergraduate legal studies successfully and meet all other requirements of the HLC in order satisfactorily to complete the academic stage of training.

    If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, you’ll need to complete the full Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) qualification within six years.


    Other careers

    A law degree is a gateway to a career as a solicitor or barrister, but it’s not the only path you can choose. Many options are available to you beyond the legal profession, including Company secretary, Detective, Advice worker, or Human resources officer.


    Newcastle Law School is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is registerd with UK government.

    How to apply ?

    Simply follow the steps given below to enrol:
    1. Fill enrolment form on-line at https://nclaws.org/apply-now/
    (This can be paid online using credit or debit card)