Applied Law

At a glance


Course title                            Applied Law

Level                                     Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Exam board                           Edexcel (


The study of law helps develop the learner’s analytical ability and critical thinking. It also develops problem-solving skills through the application of legal rules. Study at BTEC level provides a useful background for further study of law either as the main subject or subsidiary part of a degree, foundation degree or for the many professional qualifications that have a law component.

Course overview

Unit 1:

1. Understand the hierarchy of the court system

2. Understand the roles undertaken by the personnel of the courts

3. Know about the alternatives to the courts

4. Know about the finance of advice and representation

Unit 2

1. Understand how legal rules are created by precedent

2. Understand how statutory rules are made

3. Know how statutes are interpreted

4. Know the importance of the European legislative process and its institutions

Unit 3

1. Understand the impact of the law of negligence

2. Know the rules on damages

3. Understand the elements of a crime

4. Know the aims of sentencing