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Applied Law BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Durham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Are you interested in studying Law but not keen on exams? Then this could be the course for you. Law affects our everyday lives in more ways than many of us are aware. As such, it is a fascinating subject with something new to learn every day.

Course content

Studying a BTEC in Applied Law will give you the opportunity to explore many challenging topics including homicide, criminal law, negligence and property offences. Content includes:

Subsidiary Diploma:

  • Unit 4 Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
  • Unit 5 Property Offences and Police Powers
  • Unit 10 Aspects of Family Law

Entry requirements

There are a range of courses and pathways available to you at Durham Sixth Form Centre depending on your GCSE results and academic profile. In order to enrol with us as a student, you must have the minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent). In addition, individual subjects have specific entry requirements, which will be discussed with you during the application and enrolment process. Students who do not achieve a grade C or above (or numerical equivalent) in GCSE English and/or mathematics will be required to continue studying these subjects at Durham Sixth Form Centre.

If you do not meet our entry requirements but are still keen to study at Durham Sixth Form Centre, please contact us to discuss your options.


Students will be assessed by a combination of coursework assignments which are internally set and marked by Pearson. Each unit will be graded either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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Students will visit Newcastle Combined Law Courts to sit in the public gallery. In addition students will have the opportunity to travel to London and visit the Royal Courts of Justice, the Central Criminal Courts (Old Bailey) and the Houses of Parliament.

Future opportunities

Studying a BTEC in Applied Law will enable you to develop outstanding oral and written communication skills, vital to all future careers. Additionally you will appreciate the function of Law in society, stimulate interest for a possible career, and widen your prospects in terms of higher education alongside the skills required for all employers.

Further information

There are a number of opportunities for students to extend their understanding of Law and experience first hand how Law affects their lives. Outside speakers visit the Centre and in the past have included solicitors, police officers, magistrates, MPs and representatives from local universities. Several of these visiting speakers are ex-Law students from the Centre who have gone onto follow the Law in their profession.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2017
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    • Durham Sixth Form Centre is located in Durham City Centre next to Gala Square and Freeman’s Quay. We are a couple of minutes walk from both the bus station and the railway station. Our students enjoy having all of the city centre facilities, shops, restaurants, the city library, cinema and theatre on our doorstep. In the city itself, students find a host of lively cultural, social and educational advantages and facilities. The galleries, exhibitions, museums and book shops all play their part in enriching the student experience. A large public car-park is directly opposite and adjacent to Durham Sixth Form Centre’s main entrance.