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Law (Applied) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at John Leggott Sixth Form College

Course description

1st Year - Level 3 Certificate in Applied Law 

  • Unit 1 - Dispute Solving in the Legal System
    The differences between civil and criminal law, the court system, dispute resolution and the legal professionals.
  • Unit 2 - Understanding Law Making
    Learn where English and Welsh laws come from and how they are applied and interpreted. 
  • Unit 3 - Aspects of Legal Liability
    Understanding the tort of negligence and the principles of criminal liability, together with knowledge of damages and the aims of sentencing.

2nd Year - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law 

  • Unit 4 - Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
    Give students the skills to apply the law on murder, an understanding of the law on manslaughter, together with the knowledge of police powers with respect to arrest and detention. 
  • Unit 5 - Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
    Laws relating to property offences, fraud, criminal damage and police search powers.
  • Unit 6 - Aspects of the Law of Tort
    Consider how the law on negligence and nuisance apply, protect people and provide compensation for loss.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and/or Maths at grade C or above, and a GCSE average of 4.0 or above, including 5 C grades.


Through coursework that may involve: written work, problem solving, group work, client advice, presentations, practical assignments and mock trials. 

Future opportunities

This qualification provides a good foundation to move on to law-related careers such as the police or a legal executive (the course carries some exemption from the Institute of Legal Executives exams) or any job that would benefit from an understanding of the law. It will also contribute to progression to higher education courses such as Law, Criminology or Business Studies. Students should check whether this course provides the best basis for progression to a Law degree as not all universities accept BTECs due to the practical nature of the assessment.

Further information

You could join the Law Society or the Debating Society. There are also court trips, visits and speakers which will give you an appreciation of real law in action.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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