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Applied Law

Level:                            BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level)


Exam Board:                  Edexcel


Assessment:                  100% Coursework


Entry Requirements:     5 GCSEs at C or above which will include English.


Overview of the Course

The Applied Law course offers students the opportunity to study six units of law over 2 years, gaining a vocational qualification. It is assessed by coursework for each of the six units. It is suitable for students who have an interest in the Law and is particularly relevant for those considering careers in Law, The Police, Management, Social Work and Politics.


What will you study?


The course consists of three units:


Unit 1: the difference between civil and criminal law, how this determines in which courts disputes are resolved, the legal profession and the judiciary, and how to solve disputes outside of courts.


Unit 2: how laws are made in the UK, together with knowledge of how laws are interpreted by judges in court, and how laws are made in the EU (European Union) and their effect on us in the UK.


Unit 3: Civil Law; the Tort of Negligence i.e. how you can sue someone, how the court action will go, what compensation will be awarded and how it is paid. Criminal Law; non–fatal offences including Assault, Battery, ABH and GBH. You will be able to advise on the criminal charge, and likely outcome to a given case study scenario.


This BTEC Level 3 Certificate is to be studied as part of an A-Level programme, alongside other subject options.


Higher Education Pathways:


LLB (Hons), M Law Exempting, BA (Hons) Law with Business, Law with International Business




Law can lead to careers in the Law such as a solicitor, barrister, criminologist, probation officer or one of the many roles connected to Law. However, if a career in Law is not for you, the Level 3 Certificate gives you a number of transferable skills as well as knowledge and is useful for a variety of careers.  


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