Law (Applied)

Applied - Extended Certificate

Law is a traditional subject where you will learn by thinking, researching and debating. In this Applied qualification equivalent to 1 A Level, you will discover more about the legal system, investigating real-life cases and applying the knowledge learnt in a variety of hands-on tasks.

You will explore how to argue, on paper and in your lessons, and be able to evidence why and how you think legal principles apply to specific situations. This is a fast-paced and dynamic course that will see you develop your critical thinking skills.

Specific requirements

You’ll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Your learning experience

The topics you study will prepare you for a future in civil or criminal law, or help you to simply develop a fantastic range of employability skills. Topics include:

• Civil and criminal courts

• The legal profession and the judiciary

• Parliamentary and judicial law making

• Non-fatal offences

• Tort

An enriching experience

Studying Applied Law at HNC is an enriching experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and interests, broadening your horizons and building your cultural capital. These experiences are integral to life at HNC and will help you to stand out from the crowd. Some of the experiences our Applied Law students enjoy include:

• Participating in inspirational and valuable guest workshops and university lecturers

• The opportunity to take part in the College’s Debate Club

• Taking part in residential trips and visits – this year students have experienced the Criminal Justice System in action in court

• Holding a mock trial and putting the theory learnt in the classroom to the test as members of the prosecution and defence

Enlightening opportunities

We are proud of the unique experiences that are available to our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our subject specialists will instil in you a love of learning, and challenge you to develop the required skills you’ll need to achieve the life-changing qualifications that will lead you to your dream career.

You’ll get to experience the law in action with visits to Crown Courts and be put through your paces with a Mock Trial. As you would in a real-life case, you’ll spend a number of weeks preparing the defence or prosecution case – it is therefore important that you think you will enjoy this style of learning!

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is via examinations and coursework.

Where does it lead?

This is a popular choice for students looking to pursue a career in Criminal Law, the Police or the Probation Service. This qualification has been designed in consultation with higher education providers and employers, making it a popular choice for most students, whether you wish to progress to university, the world of work, or a degree level apprenticeship. Applied Law students have recently progressed to university to study subjects such as:

• Psychology

• Sociology

• Journalism

• Law

• History

• Politics

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