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Course Overview

Have you always had an interest in the Law?

BTEC Law gives learners an introduction into the study of the legal sector, where learners will consider the elements that make up a criminal offence, the law that governs the family and also what a tort is. Learners will develop an understanding of applying the law to scenarios using cases to support their arguments. BTEC Law includes both coursework and exam elements.

Qualifications Available

BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A-Level)

Course Topics

  • Dispute Solving in Civil Law
  • Applying the Law
  • Aspects of Family Law
  •  Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System


Course Features

  • Develop an understanding of the way that the UK Legal system works
  • Look at exciting topics such as Criminal Law and Family Law
  • Find out about the careers available in Law
  • Benefit from a variety of guest speakers, from local Magistrates to University professors
  • Build up knowledge which is applicable across a range of varied career paths and is useful for everyday life

trips & Visits

Take a look at some of the amazing trips and visits that our students have embarked on this year. These experiences have been carefully crafted to support their studies in this subject and we hope they will leave you inspired and motivated!


  • External Assessment: 50%
  • Coursework: 50% 
  • Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel


  • Pass Rate – 94.5%
  • D*-M – 76.4%
  • High Grades (D*-D) – 49.1%

Where Courses Become Careers

Those who study BTEC Law progress to higher education to study Law, Criminology, and Policing. Legal apprenticeships are also becoming a more popular route into the legal profession for students.
Career options include Law, Policing, Business, Criminology & the Armed Forces.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

By taking this course you will develop key attributes and skills that employers and universities are looking for, including:
  • Academic research
  • Analytical and evaluation skills
  • Independence & Resilience
  • Problem-solving
  • Lifelong Love of Learning

If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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