Applied Law

Course content

Course introduction

This course gives you an introduction to the practical side of the law. If you are interested in how law is passed and then implemented in the UK and you are self-motivated and able to meet coursework deadlines, this programme could meet your needs. The qualification is suited to students who want to experience vocational education involving production of coursework based assignments, and externally assessed work, throughout the year.



Specific course entry requirements

College entry, (Please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

Through externally assessed assignments (58%) and through coursework (42%).

What will I study?

Applied Law involves the study of four distinct units covering a range of legal topics. Students will study how law is created both by parliament and by the judiciary. They will also examine how this law is interpreted and used by personnel within the legal system.

Substantive areas of law such as Criminal Law and Tort will also be studied. Students will be asked to examine and apply the law from areas as diverse as murder, manslaughter and non-fatal offences, to civil matters such as negligence, nuisance and occupiers’ liability.

Where will this course lead me?

The course is designed to appeal to students interested in a career in Law. Progression opportunities will be into Higher Education or into employment. The study of Applied Law allows you to make an informed choice about whether a career in law is the right option, and develops essential skills for Higher Education.Law graduates go on to train as solicitors or barristers or alternatively find employment in many other areas, including: legal, local government, public sector, administration, business, personnel, banking, retail and tourism. The qualification also allows progression through employment as a paralegal or trainee legal executive as an alternative route into the legal profession.
Applied Law, Psychology, Sociology
Megan Berry
Applied Law, Psychology, Sociology
Where next?
University of Liverpool – Law with Criminology

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey