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Applied Law (Single) BTEC Level 3 at East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Course description

Ever wondered what the difference is between a solicitor and barrister? Have you ever wondered what powers the police have in relation to the arrest, detention and questioning of those suspected of committing a criminal offence? What rights does a suspect have? Ever wondered what happens in the civil and criminal courts or where the law comes from?

The answers to these questions will provide a thorough insight on how the law works. The law is everywhere and having a sound understanding of the law will provide a good starting place for employment or if you wish to continue your studies, at university.

Course content

The second year will focus more on specific types of crimes such a murder and manslaughter, theft, robbery and burglary. Finally the last unit will explore contract law and provide a closer look at how contracts are made and the remedies for when they are ‘broken’.

There are 6 units in this course:

  • The Civil and Criminal court system; how it works and who works within it (Judges, solicitors, barristers, magistrates and juries)
  • How the law is made: Common law and Statute law
  • The ‘ingredients’ of a crime and the law of negligence
  • Murder and manslaughter, the rights of the accused when in police custody and police powers to search and detain
  • Theft, robbery and burglary, police powers to stop and search premises and arrest
  • Contract law – your rights and obligation to those who are party to a contract (and those affected by it).

Entry requirements

Grade C in at least four GCSEs including English Language.


Awarding Body - Edexcel

The course is continually assessed through coursework.


Future opportunities

The course will particularly appeal to learners who would like to follow a career in law which includes working in the courts, solicitors’ offices, the police or criminal justice system. However it is valuable to all leaners in providing a good understanding of law and society. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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