Applied Law (BTEC)

BTEC LEVEL 3 National Extended Certificate

Introduction to course

The BTEC in Applied Law offers an exciting alternative to anyone interested in studying Law, but who prefers a course with some coursework assignments rather than exams. This fascinating course allows students to explore Law and the legal system through practical activities and by applying the law to scenarios. Students will study key aspects of the English legal system, how laws are made, and areas of criminal and civil law. Students will develop their interest for law through seeing the legal system in action.

Exam board/specification

Edexcel Pearson

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 in GCSE English

Modules/units

  • Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Civil Law
  • Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
  • Unit 3: Applying the Law
  • Unit 4: Aspects of Tort

Assessment

  • Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Civil Law Controlled conditions assessment – externally assessed (25%)
  • Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System Coursework assessment – internally assessed (25%)
  • Unit 3: Applying the Law Controlled conditions assessment – externally assessed (33.3%)
  • Unit 4: Aspects of Tort Coursework assessment – internally assessed (16.7%)

Progression Routes

Applied law can enhance your chances of being accepted into university. It is also a useful subject for students wishing to go into employment at the end of Sixth Form. This qualification provides a good foundation to move on to law related careers such as a legal secretary or progression to the Institute of legal executive exams. It can also contribute to progression to higher education courses such as criminology or business studies.