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Law - BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

You will find out about the English legal system and how law influences our daily lives.  Assignments are designed to give you a real sense of what it is like to work in the legal professions and visits to courts in session and discussions with guest speakers will be part of the course.  You will be involved in research using newspapers, journals and the internet.

The skills you will develop on the course such as being able to see both sides of an argument, effective research skills and solving complex legal problems will be of value to you in other areas of life.

Most students will not have studied Law before as few schools offer the subject at GCSE and the course is designed to introduce you to the subject.

Course content

These are some of the areas you will study:

  • Dispute solving in the legal system
  • Understanding law making
  • Aspects of legal liability
  • Unlawful homicide and policy powers
  • Contract law
  • Consumer law
  • Aspects of employment law
  • Aspects of family law


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C).  You will normally need at least a grace 4/C in English Language and Maths.  Non-GCSE qualifications like BTEC Level 2 in a related area can count towards this total, but we will also look at your overall academic profile. You do not need any previous experience of the subject to study Law at advanced level.


Assessment is carried out by a series of internal assignments which are marked by your teachers.  This will include reports, case studies, controilled ssessment, presentations and practical assessments.


Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.  You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

You may go on to study Law at university with a view to becoming qualified as a Solicitor or Barrister.  Law also provides a good basis for further study of any subject at a higher level and is valued by employers in a range of areas such as journalism, public relations, teaching and a range of management and business areas.

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: 29 September 2017
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