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Applied Law BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at NewVIc

Course description

This course gives you an introduction to the practical side of the law. If you are interested in the different types of crimes, how laws are made and applied, and are self-motivated and able to meet coursework deadlines, then this programme could meet your needs.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • how criminal and civil courts are structured 
  • how Law is made
  • specialist units covering homicide, police powers, aspects of legal liability and property offences

On the course you will:

  • visit a local court
  • have talks from legal professionals 
  • give group and individual presentations
  • examine case studies and previous judgements

Entry requirements

Four or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).


You will be assessed by assignment work; there are no examinations. These assignments will require you to write reports, give presentations and take part in role play activities.

Future opportunities

You can choose from various options after completing your studies, including progressing to university to study Law or another subject. Alternatively, you may decide to go straight into employment.

Further information

The one-year Certificate is equivalent to an AS-level. The two-year Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to an A-level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.