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Law BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Hertford Regional College

Course description

This qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain a recognised vocational qualification in Applied Law. The course will help you enter employment in the legal sector as well as develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes that are needed to succeed in your working life and to allow access to employment opportunities in the legal sector.

Course content

Over the course the year, you will study six units. The units that you study are likely to include:

  • Dispute Solving in the Legal System
  • Understanding Law Making
  • Aspects of Legal Liability
  • Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
  • Contract Law
  • Consumer Law

You will also take an additional qualification in business covering the following units:

  • The Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Communication

Entry requirements

At least 200 GCSE entry points with a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C including Maths and English or Key Skills Level 2, or a Level 2 qualification such as a First Diploma (at Merit Level or above)


Assessment is continuous throughout the course. You will be assessed on different assignment tasks for each unit. There may be controlled assessments for some units.

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

  • Start your own business
  • Progress to the Extended Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Apprenticeship in the Business Sector
  • Employment in the Business Sector

Further information

Additional Activities 

You will have the chance to take part in additional activities, including sport. Should you need to, you will re-sit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have a grade D or take Functional Skills in English and Maths to improve your skills.

What will I need? 

A course book and a USB memory stick.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hertford Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.