KS5 BTEC Applied Law

What will I learn?

Applied Law aims to provide foundation in the main principles of the English Legal System. The core

unit provides the learner with the necessary introductory knowledge and understanding about the

operation of the English legal system. This unit gives students an introduction to the court

structure both civil and criminal, the ways in which law is made and elements of substantive civil

and criminal law. The core will provide a base for study of the three selected specialist units.

Mandatory Units (Year 12):

  • Dispute Solving in the Legal System;
  • Understanding Law Making;
  • Aspects of Legal Liability

Specialist Units (Year 13):

  • Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers;
  • Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers;
  • Consumer Law;

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is all based on coursework which will be graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction based on

criteria set by the examining body. There are no exams.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 3 Academic / Technical Course entry requirements.

What are the costs?

Students may be expected to pay towards any necessary trips or visits. We may visit the local and

central London law courts, the Houses of Parliament and attend conferences organised by external


Future opportunities

This is a BTEC National specification in Applied Law. It is designed to appeal to students

interested in a career in Law. Progression opportunities will be into Higher Education or into


A large majority of our students go onto to study Law at university. The study of Applied Law

allows students to make an informed choice about whether a career in the law is the right option

for them. Those students who go onto to study other subjects at university have through the study

of law developed essential skills to equip them for higher education.

Law graduates go on to train as solicitors or barristers or alternatively find employment in most

areas: legal, local government, public sector, administration, business, personnel, banking,

retail, tourism, etc.

The qualification also allows progression through employment as a Paralegal or Trainee Legal

Executive as an alternative route into the Legal Profession as well as other areas of employment.

Additional information

This course will not be offered from September 2017 onward.

Who should I contact for additional information?

Mrs Kuldip Saggu

Head of Law & Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Course contact: Mrs K Saggu, kuldip.saggu@biddenham.beds.sch.uk Tel: 01234 334537

The exam board is Edexcel: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-