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Law: BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law Single (EDEXCEL) at The Howard School

Course description

The Course is a practical, work related course. You will be given some of knowledge, understanding and skills needed if you are interested in a career in law. It is also useful as a BTEC qualification generally as it shows that you can study to A/S and A2 level.

Applications made to The Howard School can be made by both male and female students.

Course content

The subject in the first year will consist of a 30 credit course and a further 30 credits will be taken in the second year (should students choose to stay for a second year) The focus is based on students working to produce internally marked coursework on each of these areas. Students could be producing things such as a detailed leaflet showing how the court system works or making a power point or mind map outlining the hierarchy of the courts and the difference between civil and criminal courts.


Core Units for year 12 which equal 30 credits

Unit 1: Dispute solving in the legal system

Unit 2: Understanding Law making

Unit 3: Aspects of legal liability



Units taken in year 13 which equal 60 credits

Unlawful homicide and Police Powers

Aspects of Employment Law

Aspects of Family Law

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English or Maths.


All units are assessed and graded internally.Coursework is produced for all units.An overall grade for the course is awarded as a combination of the grades.

Further information

It is equivalent to one A/S Level in year 12 (30 credits) and one A2 (60 credits). This qualification is useful for anyone but especially for anyone interested in a career in Law.

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: 06 December 2016

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