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Law (BTEC) at Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Course description

BTEC National Certificate amd Subsidiary in Law is an exciting course - it includes fascinating modules looking at various aspects of the law as it relates to criminal and civil liability and personal injury. The course provides a practical, real world approach to learning and is a fantastic preparation for a career in Law.

Course content

 The  6 unit course offers a qualifuication equal in rigour, status and content to one full A level.  The varied programme of study takes place over a two year period, enabling you to develop a range of skills, technicals and personl attributes which are essential tools for solicitors of the future.

During the course you will be introduced to the key aspects of the English Legal System and the main areas of sabstantive Law within it. The modules that you will study can include:

  • Dispute solving in the Legal System
  • Understanding Law Making
  • Aspects of Legal Liability
  • Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
  • Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
  • Aspects of the Law of Tort

Entry requirements

GCSE English or Maths at a Grade C and are looking for a more vocational course with an interest in law.


BTEC courses are not examination based qualifications and the assessment process is on going, so it allows you to analyse and improve your own performance as the course progresses. You will experience a supportive learning environment with a student-centred approach to learning which will help you develop the skills required for higher level studies and employment.

Future opportunities

Most BTEC Law students progress onto University, often in Law or Business related subjects or otherwise undertake the CILEX qualification while working in practice to become legel executives or ultimately a solicitor. Those who often go directly into employment often take up careers as trainees or alternatively careers in; local government, health care or business. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 25 July 2016
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