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Applied Law BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

Studying on the Applied Law course will gives you an understanding of the English legal system and will not only give you a taste of what it is like to study law but also what it is may be like to work in the legal profession. This course is designed to provide you with the skills that you will require working in the legal sector. However it is also a recognised Level 3 qualification which is accepted by most universities.

The Applied Law qualification is in two parts:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Applied Law
  • Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law

The qualification is continually assessed throughout the year through a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments along with projects and performance observation. There are no external examinations.

Course content

It consists of six units:

Year 1 

  • Unit 1 Dispute Solving in the Legal System 
  • Unit 2 Understanding Law Making 
  • Unit 3 Aspects of Legal Liability

Year 2 

  • Unit 4 Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers 
  • Unit 5 Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers 
  • Unit 6 Aspects of the Law of Tort.

Entry requirements

  • The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well
  • You must achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs A* to C (including English) or equivalent (this equivalency will be discussed at our information evening and then in further detail at interview)
  • All places are conditional on results, subject to interview in June/July and a suitable reference from your school.

Future opportunities

Higher Education, enhanced employment opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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      Students have easy access to transport hubs, learning resources and local attractions supporting their development as independent learners.

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      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern teaching rooms and laboratories kitted out with modern, industry-standard equipment.