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.
What Will I Learn?
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.
You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C. 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.
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.
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- 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.
Barrister or judge
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Legal professional n.e.c.
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Legal associate professional
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Job holders in this unit group prepare and conduct court cases on behalf of clients, preside over judicial proceedings, and pronounce judgements within a variety of court settings and tribunals.
Entry to training requires a qualifying law degree or postgraduate diploma. Entrants then undertake a one year Bar Vocational Course followed by pupillage in one of the Inns of Court. The system for training of advocates in Scotland requires a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice followed by two years’ training as a solicitor. The position of judge is obtained by appointment of those who have substantial post-qualifying experience in legal practice.