Applied Law

Course Overview

The National Extended Certificate in Applied Law is an exciting course that aims to provide students with a coherent introduction to study of the legal sector. The programme enables students to investigate aspects of criminal law and the legal system, learn how legal disputes are solved and how to apply the law. The programme has been designed to allow students to be able to research, communicate and develop their critical- thinking skills so that they can progress into higher education or enter employment directly in the legal sector.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including a minimum of a grade 4 in English.


The programme allows students to develop their employability skills and many Law students progress into a career within the legal sector gaining an apprenticeship in Law or other related fields. Popular careers include becoming a Legal Secretary, Legal Executive or Para Legal.




Course Outline

Student will study the following units over two years:

Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System
Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
Unit 3: Applying the Law
Unit 7: Aspects of Tort

On-going assessment will take place during the year and you will be assessed by directed study, class tests and assessments at key times throughout the year.

Three units are assessed by coursework and one unit is an external exam based in a pre-released case study.

Exam Board
Pearson Education


Student Portrait

“I studied Law with English Literature & Language and Religious Studies at Cadbury College. I am now studying a degree in Law at the University of Birmingham.”

Aisha Zulfiqar

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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