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This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.
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Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
The BTEC Applied Law course is a course which allows students to develop and demonstrate their understanding of Law and the legal system via the completion of assignments which will be continuously assessed.
You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C. A C Grade in English/Welsh Language is recommended. All assessments are essay based.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
What will I study?
The Certificate in Applied Law is comprised of three units:
Dispute Solving in the Legal System focuses on the difference between civil and criminal law; Understanding Law Making explores how laws are made in the UK (and the EU) and how the former are interpreted by judges as well as the impact of latter upon UK citizens; and Aspects of Legal Liability concentrates on the Tort of Negligence (civil law) and the study of non-fatal offences (criminal law).
To achieve the Diploma, students must complete a further three units: Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers, Aspects of the Law of Tort, Police Powers and finally, Aspects of Family Law.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed through assignment work that is completed throughout the year. The grades awarded for the certificate or diploma will range from Pass to Distinction.
Career Opportunities and Progression
The course is highly suitable for those studying in preparation for a career in Law as a Legal Secretary or Paralegal. The qualification is also suitable for those wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification to support continuing study in Further or Higher Education.