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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 years Level 3 Part-Time - Day Hartlepool Sixth Form A-Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Law is an exciting course - it includes fascinating modules looking at various aspects of the Law as it relates to criminal and civil liability and personal injury. The course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning and is a fantastic preparation for a career in Law.

The varied programme of study takes place over a two year period, enabling you to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal attributes which are essential tools for solicitors of the future.

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4-9, including Maths & English Language

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

BTEC courses are not examination based qualifications and the assessment process is ongoing, so it allows you to analyse and improve your own performance as the course progresses. You will experience a supportive learning environment with a student-centred approach to learning which will help you develop the skills required for higher level studies and employment.

During the course you will be introduced to the key aspects of the English legal system and the main areas of substantive law within it. The modules that you will study can include:

- Dispute Solving in the Legal System
- Understanding Law Making
- Aspects of Legal Liability
- Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
- Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
- Aspects of the Law of Tort

What’s next?

Most BTEC Law students progress onto university, often in law or business-related subjects or otherwise undertake the professional CILEx qualification while working in practice to become legal executives or ultimately a solicitor.

Those who often go directly into employment often take up careers as trainees or alternatively careers in; local government, health care or business.

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Why sixth form is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.