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Level 3

Applied Law BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/ Ext Certificate


The course looks at the way the law works, how law is made and the

people involved in the law. Students will also study several aspects of criminal law such as homicide, theft, burglary and robbery.

There are 4 units in this course:

Dispute Solving in Civil Law (External assessment)

In this unit we look at the people involved in a court case and the way in which civil law cases are dealt with.

Criminal Law & the Legal System (Internal assessment)

In this unit we look at the way in which laws are made by the courts, Europe and parliament. We also cover a range of non-fatal criminal offences and the sentences imposed by the courts.

Applying the Law (External assessment)

In this unit we look in greater depth at criminal law including murder, manslaughter, theft, robbery burglary and criminal damage, and the available defences.

Aspects of Tort (Internal assessment)

In this unit we look deeper into the law of Tort having learnt the basics in unit 1. Now we explore the law on nuisance and the liability of occupiers as well as the responsibility of employers for the negligent acts of their employees


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language.

An interest in law is essential. An interest in current affairs is desirable so that you can give examples from real life to show how the law works.

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How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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