Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Law


Exam board: ​Edexcel

What is the course about?

This course offers an exciting alternative to A Law with different modes of assessment by way of assignments and controlled assessments. Students will study key aspects of the English legal system plus areas of Criminal and Civil law. It can be studied alongside A Level subjects or in conjunction with other BTEC subjects as a vocational package.


Duration of course

Two years.


What topics will be studied?

This course covers the following:
• Civil dispute resolution
• Negligence
• Homicide
• Property offences
• Police powers


What do I need to study this subject?

34 GCSE points score including 5A*- C including English (C/5).


What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?

As Law is a living, breathing subject, we recommend that you keep up to date with current affairs by reading a good quality newspaper. If you’d like a more substantial head start, any text book on the English Legal System will provide a sound basis.


Where can this lead me?

The qualification provides a very useful background for a number of careers and Higher Education courses. Many of our students pursue careers within the business field, the Police Force as well as the legal profession itself.


What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?

The Law Department prides itself on its varied enrichment programme. Your studies will include visits to The Supreme Court, The Old Bailey and The Royal Courts of Justice. We also visit the 4 Inns of Court as part of a Legal London Tour as well as Law Schools and Conferences.