Law Level 3

Level 3 BTEC/CTEC courses Law Level 3

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Key Information

Level 3 BTEC/CTEC courses

Two Year Course

Examination Board


"This subject is a real eye opener to the legal world and has pushed me to want to become a solicitor or have a higher level role in the sector. The cases are super interesting and fun to learn about". - Tanesha Bhardwaj, lower sixth student


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Law


This course is 58% external assessment and 42% coursework.

Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law.  This unit is assessed by way of a mandatory external assessment which covers the civil court system, people who work in the system and the law relating to Negligence.  This paper is 1hr 30 mins in length.
Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System.  This is a mandatory unit which is assessed by way of an internally marked assignment which covers assault and battery, sentencing and the people involved in criminal cases.
Unit 3: Applying the Law. Again this is a mandatory unit which is assessed through an external assessment which is two hours in length and covers Homicide, Property offences such as Theft, Robbery and Burglary and Police Powers.
Unit 3: Aspects of Family is assessed by an internally marked assignment which covers different family relationships, breakdown of relationship and rights concerning finance and children.

Further details about the course and assessment can be found here.

What do I need to study this course?

You will need a grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language.

What will I study?

This is a two year course covering the main aspects of the English legal system, and civil and criminal law. This course equips students with the legal knowledge and skills required to work in any part of the legal sector. Students achieve the qualification by way of external and internal assessment. There are three compulsory units: Dispute Solving in Civil Law, Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System, and Applying the Law. The qualification is completed with a further unit on Aspects of Family Law.

What next?

The course provides access to a Law degree and other degree courses. However, due to the practical nature of the course, students often apply for legal apprenticeships.

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