Business with Law Level 3 Diploma

Course Information

  • Course Code: BL328-Y1
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time

The Business and Law Level 3 Diploma is a 2 year programme that is designed to equip you with the skills and qualifications required by employers and universities. 

Through this course you will investigate how live businesses are set up, how they grow, and trade their poducts and services. You will study the role of the legal profession within the UK, how the law affects individuals and businesses, and examine real criminal and civil cases. You will have the chance to investigate and witness how cases are dealt with through the English legal system. 

One of the many exciting parts of this course is being able to attend live court cases and visit leading legal institutions including London's Old Bailey and The Houses of Parliament.

You will also focus on developing employability skills that will help you enter a career within the Legal sector; Marketing; Management; Administration; Customer Services; Accountancy; Human Resources; or as a self-employed business owner, and many more...

What will I study?

You will study a variety of units, including:-

  • Introduction to marketing
  • Business communications
  • Criminal law
  • Aspects of the legal system
  • Aspects of civil liability
  • There are four mandatory units:-
  • Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication

Additional units will be studied such as:-

  • Criminal Law
  • Aspects of the Legal System
  • Aspects of Civil Liability
  • Functional Skills (Literacy, Numeracy and ICT)

Learners will also study GCSE to resit their grade D Maths and/or English

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language and Maths at Grade D/3 or completion of a Level 2 course.

How will I be assessed?

All the units are assessed through assignments that are set and marked by your tutors. Your assignments are graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* and includes a variety of assessment methods including assignments, projects, case studies, presentations and teamwork.

What can I do next?

Once you have completed your Level 3 programme, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities. Many students progress to the University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation.

Students who have enjoyed the Business elements of the Extended Diploma and wish to move into business related areas can progress on to a range of subjects. You could choose to specialise in Accountancy by studying:

  • Business Accounting BA (Hons)

You could choose to specialise in Human Resource Management by studying:

  • Business with Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

Or you could choose to take a more general Business qualification which lets you experience a range of areas including: Accounting, Marketing, Business, Human Resource Management and more. Course available include:

  • Business Foundation Degree FdA
  • Business Studies BA (Hons)


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You will study in The Elizabeth building – an addition to the 1888 Old Victoria building, situated on the college campus, in the heart of Blackburn Town Centre.

You will also benefit from free wireless access throughout the building and a library and resource centre providing in excess of 60 computers and 45,000 books.

Enrichment & Employability

Blackburn College Business & Law students regularly implement business ideas to generate money for charities, and students often run a business publicity roadshow. We hold an annual Dragons’ Den event where students pitch their ideas to a panel of business delegates and students also benefit from regular guest speakers from the legal and retail management fields.

If you study at Level 3 you will also have the opportunity to join the Business Career Academy and gain a 6 week paid internship, an industry mentor and extra UCAS points.

Our tutors also organise social events to attractions such as Manchester United, Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as well as educational trips London’s Old Bailey, High Court and Houses of Parliament.