Applied Law



Law Teacher - Mrs Costello

If you are interested in law and current affairs then this course is for you. It provides you with a good basis for related careers and is a useful subject for entry into a variety of Higher Education courses. However, it is not essential to the study of Law at university.

What can the course lead to?

Law combines well with other humanities and business subjects and will count towards Higher Education entrance. It is particularly helpful to those wishing to enter the legal profession, social work, personnel, police work, banking, finance and business

Course Outline

During this course you will complete three units in the first year and three units in the second year. All units are assessed by coursework using Edexcel exam board. This vocational course is specifically designed for those seeking employment in the legal sector or to progress to higher education.


BTEC in Applied Law is a 100% coursework qualification and is graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction based on criteria set by the examining body. Students will complete 3 core units and 3 specialist units.


Unit 1 Dispute solving in civil law (externally assessed) 

Unit 2 Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the legal system (internally assessed) 

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Unit 3 Applying the law (externally assessed) 

Unit 4 Aspects of Family Law 


Previous knowledge of the law is not required. Students will require a Grade 5 or above in English and 5 GCSEs Grade 9-5.