Program Details


Law is a system of rules usually enforced though a series of institutions. The CAPE Law Syllabus assists persons who wish to embark on further study and training for entry into the legal profession, it also addresses the needs of other persons engaged in occupations which require some knowledge of the law, such as clerks, paralegals, administrators, managers, the police and other public officers. It serves to inform persons of their rights and obligations, and to inculcate in them certain positive values, which are necessary in a civilised society.


Candidate MUST have Five (5) subjects at CXC General Proficiency including English, History or Literature.


The first is the award of a certificate showing each CAPE Unit completed.

The second is the CAPE Diploma, awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed at least six Units, including Caribbean Studies.

The third is the CAPE Associate Degree, awarded for the satisfactory completion of a prescribed cluster of ten CAPE Units including Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies and Integrated Mathematics.

To qualify for an Associate Degree, you require ten (10) units, including Communication Studies, Caribbean Studies, Integrated Mathematics, 4 core courses based on your specialization, 2 approved adjunct/supporting courses and 1 other elective course of your choice.



General Education Requirements

Communication Studies Caribbean Studies Integrated Maths
COMM1001 Module 1 - Gathering and Processing Information
COMM1002 Module 2 - Language and Community
COMM1003 Module 3 - Speaking and Writing
CCST1181 Module 1 - Caribbean Society and Culture
CCST1182 Module 2 - Issues in Caribbean Development
CCST1183 Module 3 - Investigating Issues in the Caribbean
CMTH1331 Module 1 - Foundations of Mathematics
CMTH1332 Module 2 - Statistics
CMTH1333 Module 3 - Calculus

Core Courses
Law Unit 1
CLAW1101 Module 1: Caribbean Legal Systems
CLAW1102 Module 2: Principles of Public Law
CLAW1103 Module 3: Criminal Law

Law Unit 2
CLAW2101 Module 1: Law of Tort
CLAW2102 Module 2: Law of Contract
CLAW2103 Module 3: Real Property

History Unit 1
HIST1091 Module 1: Indigenous Societies
HIST1092 Module 2: Slave Systems: Character and Dismantlement
HIST1093 Module 3: Freedom in Action

History Unit 2
HIST2091 Module 1: Atlantic World: Interactions
HIST2092 Module 2: Atlantic Development: Identity and Industry
HIST2093 Module 3: International Relations: Conflict and Liberation


Approved Adjunct/Supporting Courses

Candidates pursuing the CAPE Associate Degree are required to select at least two CAPE® Units from the Approved Adjunct/Supporting Course Listing in order to fulfil the requirements of the degree.

  • One Unit must be selected from the Humanities and Fine Arts 
  • The second Unit must be selected from the Natural, Physical Sciences and Technology OR Social, and Behavioural Sciences.


At least 2 single Units can be chosen from any of the CAPE® options based on the following categories:

Humanities and Fine Arts

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Natural, Physical Sciences and Technology

Art and Design Unit 1 

Economics Unit 1 or 2

Applied Mathematics Unit 1  

French Unit 1 

Entrepreneurship Unit 1 or 2

Biology Unit 1  

Spanish Unit 1 

Geography Unit 1 or 2

Pure Mathematics Unit 1


Sociology Unit 1 or 2

Environmental Science Unit 1 or 2



Information Technology Unit 1 or 2








Choose one units from any other CAPE® syllabus


CAPE Subjects Prerequisites or Entry Requirements
Applied Mathematics
Art & Design
Caribbean Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Digital Media
Environmental Science
Information Technology
Integrated Mathematics
Literatures in English
Management of Business
Pure Mathematics
Principles of Accounts
Visual Arts or Clothing & Textiles, or Technical Drawing, or Information Technology, or Woodwork
Biology, Chemistry
Chemistry, Mathematics
Information Technology , Mathematics
None but Information Technology and Visual Arts are assets
None but Economics and Mathematics are assets
Geography, Integrated Science or Chemistry or Physics or Biology
None but English A is an asset
French but English B is an asset
Information Technology
History or English B
English A, English B
Principles of Accounts is an asset
Physics, Mathematics
History or Social Studies or Geography
Spanish but English B is an asset
None but English A is an asset


**Note Well

Even if the student has done the examination at CSEC and has failed, he/she will be eligible as he/she will have knowledge of the content.

When it is mentioned that a prerequisite is an asset, it does not mean that one cannot pursue the course of study. It means that further advisement must be sought with the lecturer of that subject to make an assesment to determine if the student does not have that particular prerequisite labelled as an asset.