Law, Applied BTEC Level 3

Law, Applied BTEC Level 3

Law, Applied BTEC Level 3

National Extended Certificate

Course outline:

This course will give you an introduction to the court structure – both civil and criminal, the ways in which Laws are made and elements of substantive civil and criminal law in the form of negligence and non-fatal offences against the person.

Course structure:

Units 1 and 3 are externally assessed units and Units 2 and 4 are internally assessed.


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board


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    Two years

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    Grade 5 in English and Maths and Grade 4 in three other GCSEs

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    Possible combinations:

    Can be studied as part of a vocational programme or alongside an A-Level programme

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • Visits to law courts, the London Dungeons and to the Houses of Parliament
    • Trip to New York City
    • Speakers on a variety of topics are invited to college

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    Skills developed:

    A range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and to allow access to employment opportunities in the legal sector

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    BTEC Applied Law is a Level 3 vocationally specific qualification suitable for those wishing to enter employment in the legal sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications or to a Law honours degree

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    Assessment summary:

    50% internally assessed
    50% externally assessed

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