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A-Level Programme - BTEC in Applied Law

The BTEC Applied Law Extended Certificate (offered alongside our A-Level programme) will help you gain an initial understanding of the English Legal System plus a detailed study of certain areas of criminal and civil law.

Students on our A-Level Programme take a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 A-Level subjects so please apply for all the subjects you'd like to discuss at interview.

Course Video - A-Levels Law

  • Course Description

    You will study:

    • The law of Negligence to show how claims, such as those resulting in a car crash, are dealt with in English law.

    • Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal system to develop your skills to investigate and research how laws are made both inside and outside Parliament. This includes a particular emphasis on investigating how criminal laws relating to non-fatal offences are applied and how the criminal justice system works.

    • Applying the law to allow you to identify and explain the law relevant to given scenarios. You will then analyse, evaluate and apply the law in order to advise the parties involved. Aspects of Tort to explore civil wrongs which cause personal injury or loss, such as loss of earnings or damage to property.
  • Entry Requirements

    For the generic A-Level Programme you will need:

    • GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths, plus at least 3 more GCSEs at grade 5 or above

    For this specific A-Level you will need

    • GCSE grade 5 or above in Law (if taken), English Language and Maths and at least 2 others at grade 5 or above
  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    2 years

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    Full-time courses at the college are generally 3-4 days per week (you may be in an extra day if you are resitting English and/or Maths). All students are expected to complete study hours in the Learning Resource Centre and at least 30 hours work experience on top of their college hours.

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*
    19+ £1,950

    * Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.

    Fee information

    Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.

    If you are aged 19 and over, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here. Alternatively, if you are aged 19-23 and have not yet completed a level 3 or above qualification, you may be able to receive this course for free. For further information and to complete our fee calculator, click here.

    Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Law (Level 3)

    How is my course assessed?

    The course will consist of traditional teaching where students will be encouraged to listen, read and access information, developing a critical awareness of legal issues and the ability to analyse and solve legal problems. The course will be made up of four modules, with two being assessed by examinations taken in Year 1 and two in Year 2.

    Year 1

    • Unit 1: Dispute solving in civil law (externally set and marked by Awarding Body)
    • Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (internally set assignment)

    Year 2

    • Unit 3: Applying the law (externally set and marked by Awarding Body)
    • Unit 4: Aspects of Tort (internally set assignment)

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 2 years


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Tabitha Kaye

A-levels: English Language and Literature, History, Business and Media

“I have had such an amazing experience doing my A-Levels at CWA, I especially enjoyed sharing my journey with staff and other students. I can’t thank the staff enough for inspiring me and offering me unconditional support throughout my A-Levels. I couldn’t have done it without them and I feel it is important that staff are recognised for their efforts.”

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