Applied Law

BTEC National Extended Certificate

(1 A Level Equivalent)

Course Description

The web of law invisibly surrounds us. Sometimes we are the unwitting flies who get caught in that web. If you want to avoid being one of those flies then having an insight into how the law works and how it is administered is essential.

Did you know that a top barrister earns around £450 per hour? Even paralegals charge around £100 per hour. Is that something you aspire to?

In the current national situation the laws which we live by are changing on an almost daily basis. Who gets to decide the laws and how do they do it? What opportunity do we have to influence them?

“I’m going to sue you” is a threat that is often uttered by a person who feels they have been wronged. What does this mean, how do you go about it and how much will it cost? How are damages calculated and paid?

This course will provide you with a relevant vocational qualification if you are intending to enter the legal sector, or wish to gain UCAS points for higher education to study law or other relevant degree courses.

You will gain an understanding of the legal system, law making processes, the role of judiciary and substantive content of criminal, tort, and family law. You will also develop necessary skills such as drafting letters and documents, learn how to provide legal advice and how to conduct client interviews.

Students who have taken Law have progressed to the study of Law at degree level, as well as other humanities-based subjects. It is also a useful subject when applying for entry to the police force.


Internally assessed coursework assignments and externally marked tasks completed under supervised conditions.

General Entry Requirements

5 GCSE qualifications with minimum grade 4

Subject Specific Requirements

Level 5 – English

What Our Students Think

“I chose to take BTEC Applied Law as I am planning to pursue a career in law.  The subject is really valuable as law is something that affects everyone’s lives and guarantees their liberties. I really enjoy the course content, and particularly find criminal law case studies interesting.”
Emma, previously Rookwood School