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Course Overview

Have you always had an interest in the Law?

Do you want to know more about the way that the UK legal system works, such as the Courts system and Police processes? How about learning about real life case examples to explain how to build a case to solve a violent crime? If these appeal to you then  BTEC Law is the course for you!


Find Your Feet

Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.

  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
  • It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
  • It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.

Download your (BTEC) Law Find Your Feet task here

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

Learn about the way the UK Legal system works

Look at exciting topics such as Family Law and Homicide

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


Coursework – 50% Pearson Edexcel

External Assessment – 50%

Where Courses Become Careers

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.

Career options include: Armed Forces, Law, Policing, Business & Criminology.

Make your mark

How SFC 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.


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

T: 01782 854221