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BTEC Law Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Nottingham Academy

Course description

Whether you are looking to be a barrister or solicitor or even
just having an interest in law, the BTEC applied law course
enables you to develop a well-rounded understanding of the
legal system.

Course content

During the course you will study the ins and outs of the
English legal system and how laws are created. You will then
go on to develop an understanding of how laws are
interpreted by focusing on both civil and criminal law and the
past cases which have developed the law in to what it
is today.

Units covered at Certificate
– Unit 1: Disputes Solving in the Legal System.
– Unit 2: Understanding Law Making.
– Unit 3: Aspects of Legal Liability.

Units covered at Subsidiary Diploma
– Unit 4: Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers.
– Unit 5: Property Offences and Police Powers.
– Unit 10: Family Law

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including C grade or above in English.


Assessment is through producing a portfolio of coursework.

This will consist of written essays, reports, posters and leaflets.

You will also be assessed by carrying out group work,

presentations and debates.

Future opportunities

This course leads on to further education, and past students

have gone on to study law and many other subjects at

university. The course is also recognised by legal practices and

students could go on to work in the legal field.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nottingham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

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