Applied Law

Applied Law

The BTEC National Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma is an excellent course that gives you an insight into how the law operates in practice. The course looks at both aspects of criminal and civil law, in particular, the procedures used at the police station, criminal trials and personal injury claims. You will be given the opportunity to work in your own law firm and deal with potential real-life situations. You will handle your own case load as if you were working in the profession. It is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is considering a profession in law. So whether you are seeking a profession in law or you are interested in the law then this course is for you.


Duration: Certificate 1 year/ Diploma 2 years
Starting date: September 2018
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form

What will you do?

In your first year you will learn about the different types of courts and the cases that are dealt with in those courts, including both criminal and civil cases. You will also learn about the different sources of law and how laws are developed through the courts and through Parliament and how those laws are interpreted by the judiciary. You will specialise in Criminal Law and the Law surrounding Negligence.

In your second year you will specialise in specific areas of law, including the Law of Tort, in relation to personal injury and psychiatric injury, and Criminal Law, in relation to homicide offences and property offences. You will also discover the powers that the police have in relation to arrest and detention. You will discover the legal principles surrounding those areas of law and will instruct clients on their potential liabilities.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a variety of methods such as interactive lectures, video tutorials, mock trials, visits to the courts and more. You will also receive resource packs and extra support in the run up to assessments. You will experience different learning techniques to ensure the needs of each learner are met. The course consists of four 70 minute lessons per week.

How am I assessed?

This qualification is not an exam based qualification. The assessment will be ongoing throughout the course allowing you to track your own progress and improve as the course progresses.

What’s next?
Most students progress onto university to study a law degree, but if university isn’t for you there are a number of different options.

You could enrol with Chartered Institute of Legal Executives or carry out a legal apprenticeship.

You need:

Five GCSEs at grade 4/5 C/B or above including English and Maths

3 Reasons to join us:

  1. Our tutors are highly skilled professionals who have a vast knowledge of the law and experience of teaching law at all levels.
  2. Develop essential skills problem solving, critical analysis, evaluative skills and research skills which are essential to succeed in Higher Education and employment.
  3. Learning the law can lead to a number of highly paid careers, for example, lawyer, tax consultant, chartered town planner.