Applied Law

Curriculum Intent


Curriculum Journey




KS5: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Law

Applied Law provides the basis of an excellent route for students to pursue a career in the legal sector. This can be through higher education (degrees in business and law) or through an Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services.

It includes the opportunity to develop the research, communication, presentation, decision-making and critical-thinking skills valued by higher education. In addition, employers have been involved and consulted in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners planning to enter employment directly in the legal sector. The learning programme covers the following content areas:

  • dispute solving in civil law
  • investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system
  • applying the law
  • aspects of family law


The skills students will learn are:

  • cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology
  • intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation

interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.