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Applied Law BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at King George V College

Course description

An alternative to A level Law, Applied Law gives you the opportunity to study much of the same content but with a practical focus and assignment based assessment rather than exams.  Taught over 2 years you will study 6 units in all giving a broad overview of many areas of Law. In the first year, you will learn about how laws are made and interpreted, the court systems and the people who work in the courts.  Throughout the course, you will also look at criminal and civil law and will develop an overall understanding of law in society.

Course content

First Year

  • Dispute Solving in the Legal System: covers the courts, the people who work in them and the alternatives to going to court.
  • Understanding Law Making: covers how laws are made by Parliament and judges and the influence of European law
  • Aspects of Legal Liability: introduces the law of negligence and criminal law specifically concentrating on offences against the person

Second Year

  • Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers: covers murder, manslaughter and the rules surrounding arrest and police interviews
  • Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers: theft, robbery, burglary, fraud, criminal damage and the rules surrounding searching premises and people
  • Aspects of the Law of Tort: further develops the law of negligence from unit 3 and considers torts such as nuisance and occupiers liability

Entry requirements

A good Applied Law student must be organised!  This is an assignment based course so you need to be able to organise your time to meet deadlines throughout the year.  You will also need to be interested in the world around you and keen to understand why society works in the way it does, because law regulates society.  Law Students are curious, open-minded, logical, hard-working, committed, and friendly. 

Further information

You will have the opportunity to see court cases in action during trips to the Old Bailey, the Supreme Court and the Crown Court. New for 2015, we have partnered with the University of Law and Fletchers Solicitors to develop our Lawyers of Tomorrow enrichment programme. This partnership will allow students to meet and be mentored by practicing lawyers and even undertake work experience at a local firm of solicitors.  This will be supplemented by visiting speakers and trips to local universities, developing essential skills for budding Lawyers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King George V College directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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