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The BTEC National in Applied Law is designed to appeal to learners who are interested in a career in law or who are planning to go to university and want to gain a good understanding of law, on a course that carries the same UCAS points as the A-level.

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is the equivalent to an A-level. This requires students to complete the three mandatory units in the first year, plus three optional specialist units in the second year.

Course content

Mandatory Units

  • Dispute Solving in the Civil Law
  • Investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system
  • Applying the law

Optional Specialist Units

  • Aspects of tort

Methods of Teaching and Learning

The course is taught by well-qualified and experienced staff.  Students will learn through a variety of methods including presentations, scenario based role play, project work and reports. Guest speakers from different legal backgrounds, visits to the courts and an auction house, will enrich the learning experience and add a practical aspect to the course. 

Methods of Assessment

The BTEC course is also a 2-year vocational programme, that is42% coursework and 58% exams.

There are 2 big pieces of coursework in each year and 1 exam in each year.

Grades are awarded at a Pass, Merit and Distinction/Distinction*


Students will have full use of the library which includes text-books, journals, and careers literature. Use of internet websites including government websites, our own law pages and exclusive Moodle Pages will be encouraged. 


The skills and knowledge acquired through studying this course provide a sound basis for students who wish to progress to a degree in Law or most other degrees including Business Studies, Criminology and Accountancy. 

 It is also a useful qualification for anyone looking for employment as a legal executive, legal secretary, police officer, journalist, social worker, civil servant, insurance broker or customer services. 

Where can this course lead?

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