The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Law is equal to one A level; this course is taken alongside two other A levels or Applied Diploma courses.
Law is an exciting and dynamic subject. Laws are rules, usually made by government, that are used to order the way in which a society behaves. Law plays an essential role in every area of our lives as well as those of organisations and institutions.
You will study key aspects of the English legal system plus areas of Criminal and Civil law, including:
How laws are made and how the legal system works
Police powers, law enforcement and different types of offences
Solving disputes in civil law
Rights and responsibilities
You will learn how to understand and apply the law to real-life situations, and develop the necessary skills of analysis, researching, understanding complex text and attention to detail.
This subject particularly complements subjects in social sciences and humanities, such as Sociology, Psychology, History, RS and Criminology. It is a 2 year course, and carries the same UCAS points as an A level, so is an excellent route into higher education.