Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice

    

    

     

School: Newcastle School of Law

Course code: L6-PHNLP-DIP

Credits: 120

 

 

 

Duration

 12 months

Level

Level 5 (NLS/HLC level 5)

HLC Qualification Number:

10021485

    Easy payment plans available with no charges.

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    Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice

    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 NCL Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice is the second stage of Professional Legal Executive training and is appropriate for those who have achieved the  Level 5 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice.

     

    Key facts about Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice

         

    ● 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.
    ● 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

        

    Equivalences

     

    NCL qualifications at RQF Level 6 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Bachelor’s Degrees with Honours, Bachelor’s Degrees, Professional Certificate in Law and Practice (PCE), Diplomas and Certificates

    Duration

    The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.

    The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by approved centres only

    Course Structure

    NCL qualifications at RQF Level 6 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Bachelor’s Degrees with Honours, Bachelor’s Degrees, Professional Certificate in Law and Practice (PCE), Diplomas and Certificates.

    Qualification Overview

    Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice

    Level 6 Two qualifications can be achieved at this level: the Newcastle Level 6 Certificate in Law and Practice and the Newcastle Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice.

     

    The Newcastle Level 6 Diploma

    The Newcastle Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice forms part of the academic training to become a Professional Legal Executive (unless you already hold a law degree). The Newcastle Level 6 Professional Diploma is made up of a total of 6 units and is designed to give prospective Professional Legal Executives a good grounding in all core areas of law and the flexibility to tailor the legal practice element of the qualification to their requirements.

     

    Together with the Newcastle Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice, it forms the academic component of the Professional Legal Executive qualification and is mandatory unless you are eligible for exemption (qualifying law degree holders, for example, are exempt from part of the academic elements of the qualification).

     

    Mandatory Units

     Legal Methods

    • Contract Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Constitutional and Administrative Law
    • Law of Tort
    • European Law
    Entry Requirements

    For entry onto the NCL Level 6 Professional Diploma in Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice qualification, learners must possess:

     Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 5 diploma or equivalent recognised qualification

    Mature learners (over 21) with law experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)

    Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course

    English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.

      Areas of Study

      What will I study?

      To achieve the NCL Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice, you need to study six subjects in total:

       

      Three law units

      You select three law units, one of which must be linked to your practice unit. The other two are law units of your choice. You can select from the following:

       

      Unit 1 – Company and Partnership Law

       

      Unit 2 – Contract Law

       

      Unit 3 – Criminal Law

       

      Unit 4 – Employment Law

       

      Unit 5 – Equity and Trusts

       

      Unit 6 – European Union Law

       

      Unit 7 – Family Law

       

      Unit 8 – Immigration Law

       

      Unit 9 – Land Law

       

      Unit 10 – Landlord and Tenant Law

       

      Unit 12 – Public Law

       

      Unit 13 – Law of Tort

       

      Unit 14 – Wills and Succession

       

      One practice unit

      You select one practice unit, which must be linked to one of your law units (linked law units are indicated in brackets), from the following options:

       

      Unit 15 – Civil Litigation (Unit 2 or Unit 13)

       

      Unit 16 – The Practice of Company and Partnership Law (Unit 1)

       

      Unit 17 – Conveyancing (Unit 9)

       

      Unit 18 – Criminal Litigation (Unit 3)

       

      Unit 19 – The Practice of Employment Law (Unit 4)

       

      Unit 20 – The Practice of Family Law (Unit 7)

       

      Unit 21 – Probate Practice (Unit 14)

       

      Two professional skills units

      Both of these units are mandatory:

       

      Unit 22 Client Care Skills

       

      Unit 23 Legal Research Skills

      Assessment and Verification

      All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by Newcastle. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

      To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. The judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

      The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

      Progression

      Successful completion of Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice qualification provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including progression to Level 7 Diploma in Legal Practice, and other relevant NCL Level 7 Diplomas. The Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice has been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind. As this qualification is approved and regulated by DETC Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, learners are eligible to gain direct entry into the final year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.

      Membership and Examination
      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. Some areas of the careers service website are available for you to see now, including help with looking for and applying for jobs. You can also read more general information about how OU study enhances your career.

      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
      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.

      Accreditation

      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)