BTEC Certificate in Applied Law
This course offers an exciting alternative to anyone interested in studying Law, but struggles with exams. It looks at the
way the law works, how law is made and the people involved in the law. You will also study several aspects of criminal
law such as homicide, theft, burglary and robbery.
What will I study?
There are 6 units in this course:
- The court system and people involved in it
- How the law is made
- The basic structure of criminal law and the law of negligence
- Murder and manslaughter, the rights of the accused when in police custody
- Theft, robbery and burglary, police powers to stop and search premises
- Consumer law – your rights when you buy goods and services
All assessment is by coursework assignment. This may involve written work, presentations and role plays.
Five GCSEs grade A* - C/ 4 - 9 - if you are doing a full-time A'level programme
Four GCSEs grade A* - C/4 - 9 - if you are combining an A'level with a vocational programme
Due to the problem solving skills that are developed law is a highly regarded subject. Many students progress to
university for law, law related courses such as criminology or a degree in any other subject. In addition, the study
of law can be a sound background for many careers. It can lead to various careers in law, such as working as a
solicitor, barrister or paralegal. It is also a useful foundation for many careers such as business, government, banking
and the police force.
For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.