Applied Law

BTEC Level 3

Law is the subject for you if you have a genuine interest in the Law or the English Legal System, if you enjoy an intellectual challenge or if you are interested in becoming a barrister or solicitor.

Law essentially involves the study of the English Legal System and the system of Law Making in England and Wales along with a detailed look at key aspects of Criminal Law and Civil Law.

In your first year you will study two units. In unit one, (which is externally assessed), you will learn about the nature of law, the law of negligence and civil processes. In unit 2 (which is internally assessed), you will learn about aspects of the legal system, the criminal offences of assault and battery, actual and grievous bodily harm and the criminal process.

In second year, you will study two more units, in unit 3 (which is externally assessed), you will consider in detail the criminal offences of murder and manslaughter, property offences, defences and police powers. In unit seven (which is internally assessed), you will consider the law of tort (civil wrong) including psychiatric harm and nuisance.

You will develop analytical skills, the skill of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Career Path

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Para Legal
  • Police Officer

More than just a course

Law is taught by a team of highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teachers.

Study visits develop students’ understanding of Law. Trips include visiting the Crown court, Old Bailey, Supreme Court and the Houses of Parliament.

Unique Features

You will study a variety of topics in Law such as:

  • Dispute Solving in Civil Law
  • Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
  • Applying criminal law
  • Aspects of Tort

Entry Requirements

A minimum of at least 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including

including at least Grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

A good GCSE performance in literary subjects e.g. History, English, Geography, Sociology, Religion would be helpful.

“Fantastic course, with great teachers”

“The course is very interesting, covering different areas of law”

“Enjoyable course that is useful for joining the police”

Other useful information

  • Teachers with extensive exam board experience.
  • Every year over half of our Law students go on to study Law at University.
  • Consistently Excellent Results.
  • Extensive work experience opportunities provided.