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Applied Law Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 at Richmond-upon-Thames College

Course description

This course looks at the way the law works, how law is made and the people involved in the law. You will also study several aspects of criminal law such as homicide, theft, burglary and robbery.

Please note that this course must be part of an A Level study programme (i.e. it cannot be taken on its own as a vocational subject).

Course content

There are 6 units in this course:

  • The court system and people involved in it
  • How the law is made
  • The basic structure of criminal law and the law of negligence
  • Murder and manslaughter, the rights of the accused when in police custody
  • Theft, robbery and burglary, police powers to stop and search premises
  • Consumer law – your rights when you buy goods and services

Entry requirements

You need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, including a grade 5 in English.


All assessment is by coursework assignment. This may involve written work, presentations and role plays.

Future opportunities

The study of law can be a sound background for many careers. It can lead to various careers in law, such as working as a Solicitor, Barrister or Paralegal. It is also a useful foundation for many careers such as business, government, banking and the police force. Contrary to popular belief, entry onto a law degree is NOT hindered by having studied Law at A level/BTEC. In fact, many of our students have successfully progressed onto reading law at university and have found it highly advantageous.

Further information

To find out more about this course please visit our website or contact us on or 020 8607 8302

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond-upon-Thames College directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2017
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