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The Law affects every part of our lives and it is really not difficult to find examples of the law in society. Whether you are learning to drive, starting a part time job, buying something from a shop or joining a club. Law is everywhere.

The course provides a good, sound introduction to how the criminal and civil courts and processes work.

  • Ever wondered what the difference is between a solicitor and barrister?
  • Have you ever wondered what powers the police have in relation to the arrest, detention and questioning of those suspected of committing a criminal offence?
  • What rights does a suspect have?
  • Ever wondered what happens in the civil and criminal courts or where the law comes from?

As you find out the answers to these questions you will have gained a through insight into how the law works.

Pictured - Trip to Norwich Crown Court


The course is continually assessed through coursework – all units are internally assessed and to achieve a qualification at Level 2 all 9 assignments must be passed.

Entry Requirements

Grade 3 in GCSE English Language is essential.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


  • Introduction to the English Legal System: the civil and criminal court system, lawyers and lay people (juries and magistrates)
  • Introduction to police powers and procedure: stop, search, arrest and detain.
  • Introduction to criminal law and Procedure.


Students who perform well can move to the BTEC Level 3 Law.

The course will particularly appeal to learners who would like to follow a career in law which includes working in the courts, solicitors’ offices, the police or criminal justice system. However it is valuable to all leaners in providing a good understanding of law and society.

Inspirational Links

Follow us on twitter and keep up to date with trending legal debates, together with some weird and wonderful cases! You can find us here - @EastNorfolkLaw.

Course Information


BTEC Level 2

Course Work