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Law (Applied) (Level 3) at New College Swindon

Course description

The BTEC Certificate in Applied Law is a Level 3 course, equivalent to an AS Level which, if completed satisfactorily, should allow you to progress to the subsidiary diploma course (equivalent to an A level)

The compulsory units in the first year of study give learners an introduction to the court structure, both civil and criminal, the ways in which law is made and elements of substantive civil and criminal law in the form of negligence and non fatal offences against the person.  This provides the core foundation for the study of three selected options in the second year.

BTEC courses have few or no exams.  They are vocational courses, with the emphasis on 'learning by doing', and they are generally assessed by assignments throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved at least a grade C at GCSE English Language (no equivalents) and at least four other GCSEs at grade C or above.  These GCSEs must demonstrate good levels of literacy.  It is not necessary to have studied Law before, and most students joining the course will not have taken GCSE Law.

Future opportunities

This course is an AS/A Level equivalent and provides a useful introduction to legal study for candidates who may wish to continue study of the Law at a higher level.  However, it may also prove valuable for candidates wishing to work within a legal setting (for example, as a police officer, within the courts system or within the social work sector).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Swindon directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2016

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