Applied Law


This two-year vocational Applied Law course covers the workings of the civil court system and negligence as well as aspects of criminal law such as non-fatal offences and sentencing. You are also encouraged to undertake course-related work experience.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Single award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind


Solicitor, legal executive paralegal work in a firm of solicitors or other employers with law related roles e.g. Police, local authority, health and safety, customs, inland revenue, banking, insurance or the court service.


Law, Law and Criminology, Business Studies, Sociology, History, Politics.

Topics you'll cover


  • Civil dispute resolution
  • Civil legal funding
  • Legal doctrine of precedent in the court hierarchy
  • Law of negligence
  • How laws are made and interpreted
  • How legislation is made outside of Parliament
  • Personnel involved in a criminal trial
  • Non-fatal offences such as ABH and GBH and sentencing.


  • Fatal offences (murder and the various types of manslaughter)
  • Offences against property (theft, robbery, burglary etc.)
  • Police powers
  • Tort - negligence and how damages are calculated
  • Occupier’s liability and nuisance.

Assessment and Qualification

  • All assessed by coursework, which is externally verified
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (level three).
  • Equivalent to one A Level

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at a grade 4 or above, including English Language.

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.