Law (Applied) has been added to My Courses


Course specifics

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English Language). Level 2 vocational qualifications (e.g. BTEC/OCR) must be a merit grade or above and only one will count as one GCSE equivalent.



Exam board: edexcel

100%of those who applied for Law at University, got their preferred place.

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. This course carries the same UCAS points as the A-level.

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The BTEC Certificate offers you the opportunity to study three mandatory units over one year, and is equivalent to an AS level.

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is the equivalent to an A-level. You will be required to complete the three mandatory units in the first year, plus  three optional specialist units in the second year. The units are listed below:-

Mandatory Units

Dispute Solving in the Legal System

Understanding Law Making

Aspects of Legal Liability

Optional Specialist Units

Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers

Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers

Tort law

Methods of Teaching and Learning

The course is taught by well-qualified and experienced staff. You will learn through a variety of methods including presentations, scenario based role play, project work and reports. Guest speakers for 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

Assessment is 100% coursework. Each unit is assessed by 3 - 4 assignments which contribute to a portfolio of evidence for submission for a final overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction. Distinction* is possible on the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma.


You 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.

Associated Costs

There are no specific charges payable in connection with this course, except for any optional visits you may wish to take part in.


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

It is also a useful qualification if you will be seeking employment as a legal executive, legal secretary, police officer, journalist, social worker, civil servant, insurance broker or customer services.