Do you have an interest in current affairs and the Law? Do you want to develop your critical thinking skills and high level analytical and research skills? Looking at a career where knowledge of civil law will be useful? Then this 1 A Level equivalent Extended Certificate is the course for you!

Grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE History or GCSE English Literature. General entry criteria also applies.

The topics you study will see you prepare for a future in civil or criminal law, or simply develop a fantastic range of employability skills. Topics include:

• Civil and criminal courts

• The legal profession and the judiciary

• Parliamentary and judicial law making

• Non-fatal offences

• Tort

Our teachers all have experience of working outside education, within fields relating to law and will engage you in fast paced debate and discussion during your learning. You’ll get to experience the law in action with visits to Crown Courts, and be put through your paces with a Mock Trial. As you would in a real-life case, you’ll spend a number of weeks preparing the defence or prosecution case!

All units are assessed through coursework and supervised assessment which is marked externally.

There is potential for you to progress on to a wide range of degrees leading to a career in Law, Criminology, Business, along with many more! This is a popular choice for students looking to pursue a career in Criminal Law, the Police or Probation Service.

Good to Know

Many students combined BTEC Law with BTEC Business and this is a popular choice for students who are aiming to study Law at University.