BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Law (Applied) (1 A Level equivalent)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?

Code LAW/3C1/21
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Do you have an interest in current affairs and the Law? Do you want to develop your critical thinking skills and high level analytical and research skills? Looking at a career where knowledge of civil law will be useful? Then this 1 A Level equivalent Extended Certificate is the course for you!


The topics you study will see you prepare for a future in civil or criminal law, or simply develop a fantastic range of employability skills. Topics include:

  • Civil and criminal courts
  • The legal profession and the judiciary
  • Parliamentary and judicial law making
  • Non-fatal offences
  • Tort
Our teachers all have experience of working outside education, within fields relating to law and will engage you in fast paced debate and discussion during your learning. You’ll get to experience the law in action with visits to Crown Courts, and be put through your paces with a Mock Trial. As you would in a real-life case, you’ll spend a number of weeks preparing the defence or prosecution case!

How will it be delivered?

All units are assessed through coursework and supervised assessment which is marked externally.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE History or English Literature. General entry criteria also applies.  This is available on our website.

Your next steps...

There is potential for you to progress on to a wide range of degrees leading to a career in Law, Criminology, Business, along with many more! This is a popular choice for students looking to pursue a career in Criminal Law, the Police or Probation Service.