BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Law

Key Stage



Extended Certificate



Single Award

Valid for

2018 - 2020






Business & ICT

Course Content & Assessment

The Faculty is very proud of its inclusive curriculum and we continue to achieve good or outstanding results. We are also particularly pleased to offer the following:
• Out of classroom learning including numerous visits to, and from, local employers and businesses.
• Promotion of Enterprise and innovation through the curriculum;
• Promoting the use of ICT across the curriculum
Support for the students via after school clubs;
• Individualised learning and assessment for learning;
• On-going improvements to Teaching & Learning and sharing of good practice, ideas and resources through regular department meetings

A knowledge of how the law works is essential for anyone aspiring to a career in a professional, managerial or business environment.

This qualification will be new to QE from 2017. It builds on the success of the A level Law course to provide an alternative route to studying the law. It gives students an understanding of the essential knowledge and skills needed to help them begin or progress in a broad range of careers in the business and legal sectors. The BTEC National Award can also open up further areas of study to students in Higher Education.The course is a practical, work-related course designed to provide students with a broad range of knowledge about the legal business environment. 
In Year 12 students will complete one internally assessed Unit; ‘Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System’, where students will study how laws are made, the basic structure and function of the English legal System and some of the basic offences against the person. They will also complete one externally assessed unit ‘Dispute solving in Civil Law where they will be introduced to the basic principles of the Tort of Negligence, how these are applied to legal cases and the basic functions of the system of Civil justice in English law.

In Year 13 they will complete an internally assessed, Optional Unit (yet to be decided) as well as completing the externally assessed ‘Applying the Law’ Unit where they will develop the skills in applying the knowledge generated from the other 3 units to a range of legal scenarios.

Entry Criteria & Progression

Route A: BTEC Business L2 Pass
Route B: GCSE Grade 5 in English Language

BTEC Nationals are valued by employers and universities alike and are valuable qualifications in applying for jobs in a legal and/or business related career. The course would allow students to progress onto LlB (Hons) Law degrees or towards CILEX qualifications, as well as other vocational areas such as accounting, administration, customer service, finance, IT, personnel or sales.