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Applied Law National Certificate Level 3 at Bexhill College

Course description

Law is an interesting and exciting topic which develops your critical thinking and problem solving skills. You will cover a wide range of topics such as negligence, homicide and family law. 

Course content

Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law
• How civil disputes are settled
• Negligence
• How civil disputes are settled in court
Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
• Understand how laws are made and used
• Explore the various personnel involved in criminal trials
• Key elements of crime and sentencing in non-fatal offences
Extended Certificate 50% of Overall Grade
Unit 3: Applying the Law 
• The law relating to homicide offences 
• The law relating to property offences
• Defences
• Police powers
Unit 4: Family Law
• Formation of marriage, civil partnerships and cohabitation
• Methods of dissolving a relationship
• How the courts resolve disputes over children

Entry requirements

At Least 4-5 GCSEs Graded 9-4 Or A*-C Including English At Grade C/4 Or Above.


You will be assessed through a combination of internal and external assessments.

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There is a trip to London which is offered to all Law students and is an optional part of the course. This trip is an opportunity for students to see the real life application of the theory which they are learning. There is also an opportunity to take part in mooting competitions in the local Magistrates' Court in Hastings. 

Future opportunities

BTEC Applied Law is often used to progress onto a single discipline at university or as part of a joint honours degree. However, it is also an important component in many other degrees such as Business Studies and involves many transferable skills for many other disciplines. Studying Law often leads to careers such as a solicitor, barrister, legal executive and paralegal. Recent developments also mean that you can do a higher level apprenticeship in Law and progress in to the profession.

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: 27 October 2017
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