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Law (Applied) BTEC Level 3 at Highfields School

Course description

BTEC Law is an internally assessed course focussed upon teaching the basic principles of the English legal system. This course will suppot learners who are more confident following a coursework based programme of study.

We have a strong team of social scientists, who are all subject specialists in the areas they teach. Our assessment practise and the understanding that our teachers have avout the processes of external examination enables our learners to focus upon the core skills for success. We have written the majority of the resources we use ourselves and they are tailored specifically for the courses we provide.

Course content

For the certificate you need to complete the following units:

Dispute solving in the legal system. This looks at thefunctioning of the different types of Courts; how workplace and personnel issues should be resolvedand alternative dispute resolution mechanisms within the English legal system.Understanding Law making. This looks at the processes of Law making in Great Britain, whatinfluences Parliament in law making and how we utilise a statutory interpretation of law.Aspects of legal liability. In this unit you’ll look at the Law’s view upon negligence, what constitutes acrime, and how non-fatal accidents are addressed with the legal system.

For the diploma you need to complete the following additional units: 

Unlawful Homicide which looks at what constitutesmurder or manslaughter. Property and Police Powers; what the limitationsare upon the actions of the police and what your rights are in respect of your personal property an dContract Law where you will study how we establish formal agreements, what they cannot beformed for and how to dissolve them.

Entry requirements

You need to have achieved 5 C’s in GCSE including English Language.


There is an independent focus within all Level 3 qualifications, students are required to individually research and engage with the units of study. There are three formally assessed assignments within each unit. In Applied Law, we adopt a blended approach to assessed work and try to include a sense of diversity with the tasks we set. learners are required to adhere to strict deadlines and will have individual meetinfs with their teacher at regular intervals to check progress and to ensure thy are coping with the course's requirements. It is important that students are confident in theri ability to balance their own time and respond accurately to feedback.

Future opportunities

Level 3 courses are accepted by Universities and they can be a successful stepping stone to a range of careers. Law is a facilitating subject for a number of career, such as business and accountancy, working within criminal justics or within social work.

Further information

COmbines well with BTEC Business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highfields School directly.

Last updated date: 23 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years