Applied Law

BTEC Applied Law

This course will give you an insight into how the law operates in practice. You will look 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 considering a profession in law, or with an interested in the law.

Duration: Two years (Year one: Certificate, Year two: Diploma)
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form

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 learn about the different sources of law and how laws are developed through the courts and parliament and how they 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 also discover the legal principles surrounding those areas of law.

You will learn through interactive lectures, video tutorials, mock trials, visits to the courts and more. You will receive resource packs and extra support in the run up to assessments.

The assessment will be ongoing throughout the course allowing you to track your own progress and improve as the course progresses.

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 grades in at least five GCSE programmes, and you must have either GCSE English or GCSE Maths.

Most students progress onto university to study a law degree, but there are other options available. You could enrol with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives or carry out a legal apprenticeship.

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