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Law (Applied Law): BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (Block A or Block E) at The Folkestone Academy

Course description

The study of law is both challenging and fascinating. This course requires you to have an open mind and an interest in different types of law.

You will study three core units and choose one more from a choice of four over the two years. Key areas of study include: dispute solving in civil law, investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system and applying the law to pre-determined scenarios. The optional units covers aspects of family law. This vocational course will introduce you to the British legal system and requires an understanding and practical application of a variety of different laws.


Course content

This course comprises six units, three of which are mandatory and all of which are assessed internally.

Unit 1 (M) - Dispute Solving in Civil Law

Unit 2  (M) - Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System

Unit 3 (M) - Applying the Law

Unit 4 - Aspects of Family Law



Entry requirements

GCSE at Grade 5+ in a humanities subject and Grade 4+ in GCSE English. Candidates without these grades will be considered through interview.


Unit 1 – (25%) - Externally set and assessed 

Unit 2 –  (25%) Internally set and assessedy

Unit 3 – (33%) Exterbnally set and assessed
Unit 4 – (17%) Internally set and assessed

Future opportunities

The Extended Certificate is equivalent to a full A level. A qualification in law is highly respected by employers within business, the social science sector, and legal sector and can be combined with other advanced level qualifications to pursue studies in further or higher education.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask the school careers staff or Head of Sixth Form or take a look at the website identified above.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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