Applied Law BTEC Certificate/Subsiduary Diploma (Level 3)Course ref. QW085
This course is designed to enable you to:
· Understand the structure, personnel and functions of the English Legal System
· Understand how laws are made
· Analyse and solve problems by applying practical legal rules
· Develop the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions clearly and succinctly
· Understand Law through in-depth study of the substantive law
Is it for me?
If you have a genuine interest in the Law, enjoy reading and are able to express yourself in writing, then this course will suit you. Assessment is 100% by assignment, so this course is suitable for students who are organised and find continual assessment easier than exams. You will be taught how to complete assignments which will involve realistic scenarios from the legal world.
The BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Law (1 year) is equivalent to an AS Level. The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (2 years) is equivalent to an A level.
The Subsidiary Diploma course is made up of six units – three Core Units studied in year 1 and three Specialist Units in year 2. The Specialist Units enable you to study particular legal areas in depth. Each unit is assessed solely by assignments.
Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma
The three Core Units are:
· Dispute Solving in the Legal System
· Understanding Law Making
· Aspects of Legal Liability
Subsidiary Diploma only
The three Specialist Units are:
· Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
· Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
· One of Contract Law/Consumer Law/Aspects of the Law of Tort/Aspects of Employment Law/Aspects of Family Law
Understanding Law Making
This unit introduces you to the doctrine of precedent, Acts of Parliament, delegated legislation, statutory interpretation and European Union law.
Dispute Solving in the Legal System
The aim of this unit is to give you an understanding of the difference between civil and criminal law, how this decides which courts resolve disputes in the legal system; the personnel, both lawyers and lay people, involved in the resolution process; together with a knowledge of the financing of advice and representation; and alternatives to the courts.
Aspects of Legal Liability
The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the tort of negligence and the principles of criminal liability, together with knowledge of damages and the aims of sentencing.
Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
The aim of this unit is to give you the skills to apply the law on murder, an understanding of the law on manslaughter, together with knowledge of police powers with respect to arrest and detention.
Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
The aim of this unit is to give you knowledge, understanding and skills in the law relating to property offences, fraud, criminal damage, and police search powers.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C with at least one of these in English Language.
Which courses go well with this?
This course combines well with a wide range of other advanced level courses. For those interested in a career in Business/Accountancy it could be combined with e.g. Business, Accountancy, ICT. For those interested in Criminology/Social Work it could be combined with e.g. Psychology, Sociology.
The objective of the course is to introduce you to the world of legal work. It is ideal for those considering a career in the legal profession or related fields such as the police, prison service, social services or business. It is an excellent preparation for Higher Education and is also a nationally recognised qualification in its own right, so has value for those with other careers in mind.