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):
Specialist Units (Year 13):
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01234 334537
The exam board is Edexcel: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-