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BTEC Applied Law L3


Course Duration

1st year- BTEC National Certificate in Applied Law

2nd year- BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Law

Standard Entry Requirements

Assessment of National Extended Certificate in Applied law :

The Certificate covers the following units:

- Unit 1 – Dispute solving in Civil Law Exam 1.5 hours based on case study worth 60 marks

- Unit 2 Investigating Aspects of criminal law and the legal system course work based on case study before the exam

Assessment of Extended Certificate in Applied Law :

- Unit 3 Applying the law exam 2 hours on a case study worth 72 marks

- Unit 4 one of the following (TBC) : Aspects of Family Law
Consumer Law
Contract Law
Aspects of Tort

Course Overview

The course focuses on key aspects of how civil disputes are settled and where to seek advice when things; the creation of laws, Legal Personnel, European Union, Criminal and Tort Law, Murder, Manslaughter and Involuntary Manslaughter. There will be a variety of teaching methods used plus guest speakers, class debates, trips and visits to the local courts. You will keep up to date with any changes in the Law, take an active part in class debates, independently research elements linked to your coursework, produce typed up criteria and present information to the class.

Career Progression

The course offers a good basis for a varied range of courses and careers. You will develop a range of transferable skills which you will use to help resolve complex legal scenarios. The course will enable you to study Law at a higher level (HND or Degree) and an excellent opportunity to progress into careers such as the Police, Probation Service and the Court System.

Further Information

The course is enhanced with trips and visits including a visit to London to tour the Houses of Parliament, the Old Bailey, Supreme Court and Downing Street. Outside speakers include Judges, Magistrates and Police. Students are encouraged to take part in our Bar Mock Trial – giving students an insight into the work of both Solicitors and Barristers.