Law (BTEC)

This course aims to give you an introduction to the legal system in England and Wales. The course is ideal for those considering a career in the legal profession, the police or other related fields such as the prison service as well as forensic science.

In this vocational course, you will study a mixture of core and specialist units which focus on your development of key skills required for both higher education and the work place.

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Qualifications Available:
  • BTEC Extended Certificate
Topics you will study
  • Dispute solving in the Legal System
  • Understanding law making
  • Aspects of legal liability
  • Homicide and police powers
  • Aspects of property offences
  • Family Law
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

Those who study BTEC Law progress to higher education to study law, criminology and forensic science. Legal apprenticeships are also becoming a more popular route into the legal profession for students.

Assessment:           Awarding Body:

Coursework – 100%            Edexcel

Results 2016: 100%
Key Features:
  • Law is an interesting and diverse subject that is ever-changing.
  • Studying Law enables you to learn about many different areas of law such as law-making in England and Wales, no-fatal offences against the person, murder and family law.
  • You will develop your independent and collaborative skills.
  • The College has links with local universities who undertake workshops in developing your skills further to enable you to move into Higher Education or the workplace with confidence.
Stoke6th Graduate Attributes
How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

There are many of the Stoke6th Graduate attributes that studying law help you to develop. These include resilience, independence, analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills. All of these skills would support you in your transition to higher education as well as the work place.

What our students say…

“The staff on the course are knowledgeable, the units enjoyable and the resources are detailed. All of this has helped me to succeed on the course.”