This course will provide you with an introduction to the English legal system and its personnel as well as some of the main topics within the law. It provides an insight into the court structure – both civil and criminal, the ways in which law is made and elements of substantive civil and criminal law in the form of negligence and non-fatal offences to the person.
What will I learn?
Year One of this course is the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Law (equivalent to an AS Level).
Year Two of this course is the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law (equivalent to an A Level). To succeed in this course you will need to be hard-working, dedicated to study, have strong writing skills and an ability to succeed in controlled assessments. You will also be expected to work in your own time, in addition to class time, in order to achieve the highest grades.
Year One (Certificate Level 3)
• Dispute solving in the legal system
• Understanding law making
• Aspects of legal liability
Year Two (Subsidiary Diploma)
A choice of:
• Unlawful homicide and police powers
• Contract law
• Aspects of the law of tort
• Aspects of family law
Five GCSEs at A*–C/9-4 (including English).
How will I be assessed?
All work is assessed through coursework.
Applied Law will provide a useful entry in to Higher Education and careers that require a knowledge of law such as Solicitors, Barristers, the Police and posts at a senior level in the public and private sector.
• Legal profession
• Local government
• Civil service
• Probation service
• Police force and many others
You will go on a number of field trips and excursions including:
• Houses of Parliament
• Crown Court