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Law (BTEC Level 3) at Hugh Christie School

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About the Course

Board: Pearson (BTEC Level 3)

Law is an excellent and enjoyable course for those students who enjoy expressing their opinion, learning about the laws that affect their everyday life and improving their intellectual and academic skills.


The content of this qualification has been developed to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. It includes the opportunity to develop the research, communication, presentation, decision-making and critical-thinking skills valued by higher education. In addition, employers have been involved and consulted in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners planning to enter employment directly in the legal sector.


The qualification carries UCAS points and if it is taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning then it is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses. It will support entry to many higher education courses, depending on the other qualifications learners have taken. The qualification can also support progression to employment directly or via an Apprenticeship.

Course content

Units of Study


Unit 1 – Dispute Solving in Civil Law

Learners explore how civil disputes are resolved, both in the courts and by alternative means. They will examine the making and working of precedent and its application in the law of negligence. A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions



Unit 2 – Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System

Learners research how laws are made and interpreted, who advises and decides on the outcome of criminal cases and the punishments that can be imposed if laws are broken. They will then present advice to clients on non–fatal offence case studies



Unit 3 – Applying the Law

Learners examine the law related to specific crimes, including homicide and offences against property. They will explore the police procedures for dealing with such offences. A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions



Unit 4 – Aspects of Family Law

Learners explore the legal rules that apply to different forms of relationship, marriage, divorce, custody of children, financial disputes and how the courts resolve disputes.


Unit 7 – Aspects of Tort

Learners explore how the law of tort protects people and the enjoyment of their property. They will examine compensation for loss, damage and injury in aspects of negligence, nuisance and occupiers’ liability cases.



Entry requirements

Five Grades 9 to 4 at GCSE including Grade 4 in English and a Humanities subject.




Future opportunities

Previous students have gone on to study Law, Politics, Psychology and Criminology at university or have gone directly into further training for careers in the Police Force, Forensics and Paralegal work.

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: 22 November 2017
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