The BTEC Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law allow students to study similar areas of English Law to those that are covered in the A-level course. However, the course is assessed through coursework undertaken within normal timetabled lessons. It gains UCAS points which are of equal value to those given to A-levels and is therefore very useful to students applying for university places, apprenticeships or employment.
|Exam Board||Level||Qualification||Assessment Method|
|Edexcel||Level 3||Subsidiary Diploma||Internally assessed coursework|
The course covers a wide variety of legal topics, broken into six units. The units are assessed in the ways outlined above. Topics include:
- Sources of Law
- The English Legal System and Courts
- Civil and Criminal Law and Procedure
- Criminal Offences of: Theft, Robbery, Burglary, Assault, Battery and GBH
- Homicide (Murder and Manslaughter)
- Civil Law: The Laws of Torts of Negligence, Nuisance, Trespass, Occupiers Liability etc.
- Police Powers and Procedures (Stop, Search, Arrest, Detention and Interviews).
- Aspects of Family Law
All topics are taught in an applied way, to develop students’ capacities to offer legal advice and guidance in ways that echo the professional practice of Solicitors and other legal personnel. The course is partly designed by professional bodies aiming to develop requisite professional skills and knowledge for students interested in careers in Law.
Career opportunities and further study
Students go on to study a huge variety of law and non-law related degrees at university. Most students apply to study degrees at university but increasing numbers also apply for apprenticeships and employment. The course is particularly relevant to those who want to pursue legal careers but open to anyone who might find the course and subject matter interesting and helpful to future career plans
Trips and events
Students have opportunities to visit:
- Criminal and Civil Courts (In Manchester and London)
- A variety of universities (departments and general open days)
- The legal and financial districts of Manchester and London
- A variety of museums, careers events, mock interviews etc.
- Parliament to view and carry out political and legal debate
- Useful Links
Entry Requirements 2020
You can download provisional entry requirements for courses that start in 2020 below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.