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Applied Law BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

The Applied Law National Certificate is equivalent to 1 AS Level and the Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1 A2 Level. Both can be combined with other A Level study and give UCAS points so you can go on to University.

Course content

The three mandatory units are:

Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System
The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of the difference between civil and criminal law, how this determines in which courts disputes are resolved in the legal system, and the personnel, both lawyers and lay people, involved in the resolution process, together with a knowledge about the financing of advice and representation and alternatives to the courts.

Unit 2: Understanding Law Making
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of the different ways in which laws are created and their importance, together with knowledge of how laws are interpreted, and the impact of European law and institutions.

Unit 3: Aspects of Legal Liability
The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of the tort of negligence and the principles of criminal liability, together with knowledge of damages and the aims of sentencing.

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law
You will study a further 3 units from the following:

· Unit 4: Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
· Unit 5: Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
· Unit 6: Contract Law

Entry requirements

Five grade C GCSE’s and above including English and Maths.


A variety of assessment methods are used but most work is through assignments. For each unit of study you will be allocated a grade (pass, merit or distinction).

Future opportunities


Law is always a highly valued and universally well regarded subject. It has a wide application for different careers within the law, but also for many career paths and professions in the business studies areas. The study of law can be a sound background for many varied careers.


This would normally be studied alongside other AS and A2 study. Law complements a wide variety of other subjects such as Psychology and Sociology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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