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Stafford Manor High School Law BTEC (Block D) at The Stafford Partnership

Course description

The course offers an excellent grounding in Law, especially for those who may already have half an eye on a possible legal career. Law is also a subject which is respected by many educational institutions and employers. Studying law combines academic rigour with practical relevance.

Together with lessons, there are many ways in which students can learn law. Following current affairs and cases will highlight what is taught in class. During the course students undergo a number of personal tutorials to monitor progress. To supplement this, court and prison visits have been arranged in the past.

Course content

  1. Dispute solving in civil law (90 credits)

In this unit, you will learn about the courts that deal with civil law disputes, in addition to alternative methods of resolution. The basic principles of the law of negligence are considered and applied, together with sources of advice, funding, resolution and remedies. You will develop legal skills in research and will be able to use these research skills to investigate the way in which the law is developed and applied through precedent. You will learn how to reference legal sources and how to communicate professionally with colleagues and clients.


  1. Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (90 credits)

In this unit, you will develop the skills to investigate and research how different laws are made both inside and outside Parliament and then interpreted in courts. You will be able to use these research skills to investigate the way in which the law is developed and applied. You will investigate who decides the outcome of criminal cases and where advice and representation can be obtained and how it can be paid for. Then with the aid of non-fatal offence case studies, you will apply and present this information professionally to clients.


  1. Applying the Law (120 credits)

Learners examine the law related to specific crimes, including homicide and offences against property. They will explore the police procedures for dealing with such offences.


  1. Aspects of Tort (60 credits)

Learners explore how the law of tort protects people and the enjoyment of their property. They will examine compensation for loss, damage and injury in aspects of negligence, nuisance and occupiers’ liability cases.

Entry requirements

To study the Technical and Applied General Programme, you should have achieved an A*-C in at least five different subjects with a grade 4 or above in English Language and mathematics.


2 controlled assessments 50% of the course externally assessed

2 pieces of coursework      50% of the course internally assessed

Financial information

Purchase of a textbook is optional but advised. The cost is approximately £20.

Future opportunities

This course will help prepare students for higher education or employment. It is particularly useful if you are considering a career in Law, Criminology, Accountancy, Business Management, or other professional careers.

Further information

Please contact Mrs C Booth

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: 19 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 12DChNW1