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Applied Law, BTEC, Level 3 Extended Certificate at The Marsh Academy

Course description

Law involves analysing a wide range of issues and problems. It is a vibrant and exciting subject. It helps you to be self-confident in dealing with issues, disputes and other people. You will study specific areas of English law in detail and you will develop excellent and transferable analytical skills.

Course content

Students must complete three mandatory units; Dispute Solving in Civil Law; Investigation Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System and Applying the Law.  Students will also study one optional unit; Consumer Law.  Students will be assessed using a range of methods and will take part in synoptic assessments, meaning that they will need to draw on all areas of the course within assessments.

Entry requirements

A minimum of grade 4 GCSE and a genuine interest in Law.


The Applied Law qualification take a unit-by-unit approach and offer a combination of assessment styles. 
Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law (exam)
Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal system (non-exam assessment)
Unit 3: Applying the Law (exam)
Unit 4: Consumer Law (non-exam assessment)

Future opportunities

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. Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers. The qualification can also support progression to employment directly, or via an apprenticeship. 

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: 14 November 2018
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  • Start date: Next September