BTEC National Extended Certificate

(1.5 A Level Equivalent)

Course Description

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

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

What next?

Students who have taken Law have progressed onto 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.



Non-fatal Offences

Civil Disputes

Murder and Manslaughter

Theft, Robbery, Fraud, Criminal Damage

Powers of Arrest


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

Additional Activities

Mock trials and disputes

Visits from legal professionals

Participation in legal competitions

Court visits

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English

Student Financial Contribution: None