Online Diploma in English Law and Legal Skills

The 1-year Diploma in English Law and Legal Skills teaches you a wide range of English substantive law and core legal skills. The core substantive law elements of the course include:

  • English legal system
  • Contract law
  • Tort law
  • Trusts

The core practical legal skills taught on the course include:

  • Interviewing and advising clients
  • Case analysis and trial strategies
  • Oral and written advocacy
  • Negotiation and contract drafting
  • Preparing CVs and interview skills

There are four scheduled online diploma groups for 2024-2025. Group A and B classes take place on Saturdays, Group C classes take place on Wednesdays and Group D classes take place on Thursdays. There are a limited number of places in each group, so it is advisable that you complete the registration requirements to secure your place in your preferred group as early as possible. When completing the registration form, please select your preferred group from the dropdown list of BLC Centres. 

The specific timetables for each centre can be accessed on our course calendar:

Group A Timetable (Saturday Classes: 10.00-14.00 CET)

Group B Timetable (Saturday Classes: 10.00-14.00 CET)

Group C Timetable (Wednesday Classes: 16.00-20.00 CET)

Group D Timetable (Thursday Classes: 16.00-20.00 CET)

Whatever stage of your career you are at, and whatever career plans you have, the Diploma in English Law and Legal Skills will help to make those plans a reality

British Law Centre contact: Dr Steve Terrett

Email: [email protected]




Student/Non-student Early-Bird fee (applies if First Payment of € is paid by 30 June) Standard fee (applies if fees paid after 30 June)
Full-time student* €625 €725
Non-student €850 €950

 *Anyone registered as a full-time student at any Higher Education institution within the EU (inc. Ph.D students)

It is possible to split fee payments into two equal instalments:

    • First Payment of  – payable within 14 days of being accepted onto the Diploma Course
    • Second Payment – payable by 31 October
    • Third Payment – payable by 28 February

    NB. Anyone wishing to benefit from the reduced “early-bird fee” must pay 200 by 30 June.

    For full details of our payment policy, please see the Diploma regulations here.


    Click on the “Apply” button opposite to submit your application (choosing the option ‘ONLINE’ when asked to indicate which centre you are applying for).

    We will contact you with further details of the course dates, as we will need to gauge the level of interest in a purely online version of the diploma course first. 

    Useful Information

    • Core English law taught by UK legal practitioners and academics

    • Over 100 hours of pre-recorded lectures to watch (self-study)

    • 4-hour (small-group) monthly classes for 8 months (32 hours in total)

    • Additional legal skills training (minimum 10 hours in total)

    • Specially-prepared written materials and legal skills exercises

    • Optional voluntary activities (e.g. simulated trials, moots etc.)

    • Contact to BLC teachers available outside class times

    Substantive Law

    Study the most important areas of English law, with particular focus on commercially relevant issues. Familiarise yourself with the most common choice of governing law in international contracts.

    Legal Skills

    We help you develop a wide-ranging skills portfolio and monitor your progress on an ongoing basis. The skills and experience you acquire will help you stay ahead of the pack in the race for employment.


    Learning English law and developing your skills portfolio is about making you more employable. Our entire focus is on helping you achieve your dream career, wherever and whatever it may be.