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Law (Applied): BTEC Extended Certificate at New College Pontefract

Course description

This two year programme is designed to provide a highly specialised qualification, focusing on the knowledge and practical skills required for employment within the legal sector.

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is broadly equivalent to one A-Level and attracts similar UCAS Points. It is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.

On successful completion of the qualification, a learner may continue into Higher Education in this area or obtain employment.

Course content

You will study three units in both the first and second year:

First year (Core Modules)

  1. Dispute Solving in the Legal System
  2. Understanding Law Making
  3. Aspects of Legal Liability


Second year

  1. Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
  2. Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
  3. Consumer Law

Entry requirements

Level 4 in English Language.

Financial information

Financial support can be provided to students of families who are on low income to help with extra costs of staying on in education. If you need any further information please visit our website or contact student services.

Future opportunities

It is a nationally recognised vocational qualification and provides learners with a range of skills to allow them access to employment opportunities within the legal sector. It is also welcomed by the majority of universities for entry to degree courses, such as a foundation degree in Business and Law or a Law honours degree. Advice on opportunities for further study or careers will be provided by the careers team at New College.

Further information

What skills do I need?
In order to succeed in the BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Law you would need to possess good organisational skills and have an ability to recognise and meet deadlines. You will need to be able to compare, contrast and evaluate given areas.

Additionally, it will involve working as part of a team on group activities, conducting independent research and delivering presentations.


How much private study should I expect to do?

As an approximate guideline, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Law requires four hours per week of independent study.

What materials will I need to purchase?
Not applicable.

What is the exam board?

This subject is for you if…
you have an interest in discussing and researching the law and current affairs.

This subject is not for you if…
you are not well organised, dislike coursework or do not possess an interest in the Law.

“I enjoy law as it’s a fun yet challenging subject with a lot to offer.”

Lewis Wilson, The King’s School


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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