Course Overview

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Law are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. HND Law provides a wide-ranging study of the Law sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in this industry. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the Law sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Law give students the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training for a range of careers in the legal profession, including analysis and input of legal data, conducting legal research, writing and proofreading documents like contracts, accurate retrieval and evaluation of information from a range of primary legal sources, effective writing skills in relevant formats, advocating a reasoned choice of solutions, critical judgement of particular arguments, taking witness statements, negotiating legal documents, and communicating effectively to name a few. It will also help develop skills in negotiating, influencing, advocacy, and presentation skills.

Program Mission

Graduates successfully completing the HND Law will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of law and a range of legal functions. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately, and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence, legal and commercial skills, and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to scenarios/circumstances, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. In order to achieve 14 years of education equivalence from Higher Education Commission Pakistan, it is essential to have completed 12 years of local education (Metric/Intermediate) or 8 O-levels and 3 A-levels. In other instances, you will normally need to have the following:

  • Prior qualification at Level 3 is preferable
  • Mature entry route for professionals or students who took time off from studies, which is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 4

Business Law (Level 4) The English Legal System (Level 4)
Constitutional Law (Level 4) Employment Law (Level 4)
Property & Land Law in England & Wales (Level 4) International Law (Level 4)
Jurisprudence (Level 4) Interpretation of UK Statutes (Level 4)

Year 2 – Level 5

Research Project (Pearson-set) (Level 5) Criminal Law (Level 5)
Principles of Equity & Trusts (Level 5) Law of Contract & Tort (Level 5)
The Law of Evidence (Level 5) Company Law & Corporate Governance (Level 5)
Consumer & Intellectual Property Law (Level 5)


The assessment took a variety of forms, including essays and reports, portfolios, individual and group presentations (individually assessed), research proposals and timed assessments. Many of the assessments tend to be focused on employability thus tend to be based on real case studies, project work, and other employability focused activities. Most units include elements of individual and group work to reflect the type of work undertaken in business and management. The assessment focuses on tasks that develop vocational skills underpinned by subject knowledge, requiring higher levels of cognition in the later years of the course. Assessment becomes more nuanced and more demanding in Levels 5 with the expectation that students will be increasingly able to create their own subject-specific knowledge.

Fees and Funding

The Pearson BTEC fee is a one-time payment, payable to the college on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

HND Law will prepare you with a range of transferable skills that will allow you to understand an organisation at all levels, so you can eventually decide wherein the business ecosystem you fit best. By covering a breadth of topics, you’ll have your pick as to which career path to choose upon graduating. Whilst studying, you will develop the core competencies around the following:

  • awareness of the legal sector
  • accurate retrieval and evaluation of information from a range of primary legal sources
  • effective writing skills in relevant formats
  • textual, numerical and statistical skills, and ability to recognise ambiguity and deal with uncertainty in the law
  • advocating a reasoned choice for solutions to actively support a cause or proposal
  • communicating effectively
  • working with others
  • negotiating, influencing, advocacy, and presentation skills
  • critical judgement of particular arguments
  • using expert and creative solutions to solve non-routine problems
  • generating and communicating arguments and solutions, both oral and written

Here are some of the professions you can go on to explore:

  • Legal Clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Barrister’s Clerk

Further Study

On completing HND Law, you are well-placed to develop your academic knowledge by pursuing Level 6 (degree year) at a renowned UK University or locally at IVY. This third year will convert Higher National Diploma into an undergraduate degree.

Mode of Study

The programme is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources at the college library and online to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by tutors throughout the programme duration.