The BTEC Applied Law Extended Certificate (offered alongside our A-Level programme) will help you gain an initial understanding of the English Legal System plus a detailed study of certain areas of criminal and civil law.
You will study:
The law of Negligence to show how claims, such as those resulting in a car crash, are dealt with in English law.
Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal system to develop your skills to investigate and research how laws are made both inside and outside Parliament. This includes a particular emphasis on investigating how criminal laws relating to non-fatal offences are applied and how the criminal justice system works.
Applying the law to allow you to identify and explain the law relevant to given scenarios. You will then analyse, evaluate and apply the law in order to advise the parties involved. Aspects of Tort to explore civil wrongs which cause personal injury or loss, such as loss of earnings or damage to property.
How will it be delivered?
The course will consist of traditional teaching where students will be encouraged to listen, read and access information, developing a critical awareness of legal issues and the ability to analyse and solve legal problems. The course will be made up of four modules, with two being assessed by examinations taken in Year 1 and two in Year 2. Year 1
Unit 1: Dispute solving in civil law (externally set and marked by Awarding Body)
Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (internally set assignment)
Unit 3: Applying the law (externally set and marked by Awarding Body)
Unit 4: Aspects of Tort (internally set assignment)
You will need:
5 or more GCSEs at grade 5 (B) and above, including Maths and English Language.