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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law at St John Rigby College

Course description

This course gives you an introduction to the practical side of the law. If you are interested in how law is passed and then implemented in the UK and you are self-motivated and able to meet coursework deadlines, this programme could meet your needs. The qualification is suited to students who want to experience vocational education involving production of coursework based assignments, and externally assessed work, throughout the year.

Course content

Applied Law involves the study of four distinct units covering a range of legal topics. Students will study how law is created both by parliament and by the judiciary. They will also examine how this law is interpreted and used by personnel within the legal system. Substantive areas of law such as Criminal Law and Tort will also be studied. Students will be asked to examine and apply the law from areas as diverse as murder, manslaughter and non-fatal offences, to civil matters such as negligence, nuisance and occupiers’ liability.

Entry requirements

College entry. (Please refer to the Entry Requirements section page 30 for further details).


The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law is assessed through externally assessed assignments (60%) and through coursework (40%).

Future opportunities

The course is designed to appeal to students interested in a career in Law. Progression opportunities will be into Higher Education or into employment.  The study of Applied Law allows you to make an informed choice about whether a career in the Law is the right option, and develops essential skills for higher education.

Law graduates go on to train as solicitors or barristers or alternatively find employment in many other areas – Legal, Local Government, Public Sector, Administration, Business, Personnel, Banking, Retail and Tourism. The qualification also allows progression through employment as a Paralegal or Trainee Legal Executive as an alternative route into the Legal Profession.

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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: 05 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: LA-SD

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