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Applied Law BTEC Level 3 at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Course description

Why choose Applied Law?
This practical, vocational course will provide you with an understanding of how the legal system works, how to prove a variety of crimes and the skills needed for a career in the Law. The Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A Level and all assessment is through coursework.

Work placement opportunities and visits are part of the course. You will understand the court structure, the ways in which laws are made and elements of substantive civil and criminal law in the form of negligence and fatal and non-fatal offences to the person, offences against property, and powers of the police.

As well as the opportunity to visit student conferences, Crown Court trials and the Houses of Parliament, we will also encourage you to join the Career Academy.

What can I study it with?
The course combines well with BTEC Level 3 courses or A Levels in related subjects such as Business, IT, Economics, History and Applied Science (Forensic). However, as long as you are qualified there are no restrictions on what you can combine it with.

Career Opportunities
The subject provides excellent preparation for progression onto a wide range of degree courses at university. This is a particularly good option if you are considering a career such as a solicitor, legal executive, legal advice centre worker, police officer, social worker, probation officer and the like.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A*- C including:

Grade C in English Language and Grade C in Mathematics. It is not necessary to have studied GCSE Law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darwen Aldridge Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 February 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September