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Law BTEC Level 3 at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy

Course description

Throughout the 2 years you will study a variety of topics including the distinction between criminal and civil laws including Police powers and a focus on the structure and workings of the court system. In addition as part of the core units studied you will learn how laws are made both by Parliament and case law. You will also get to grips with the different homicide offences including murder and manslaughter. Other topics that you will get to study include family law considering the law on divorce and separation with its related impact on the family, particularly children. Finally you will look at the Tort of Negligence considering the principle of duty of care towards others.

You will study these topics in a variety of ways including group work, research, presentations, and role play. Furthermore you will get some real life experiences by visiting local courts and law firms as well as hearing from guest speakers including local barristers, solicitors and magistrates.

Entry requirements

A good pass (Grade B) in GCSE English due to the analytical skills required.


Students will be required to complete 6 units to achieve the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma equivalent to 1 A-Level.  Of the 6 units 3 are core units and the additional 3 are optional units. All units are internally assessed by coursework.

Future opportunities

There are lots of opportunities available for exciting careers in and around the law.  This can include a career as a barrister or solicitor with future opportunities to progress in your career to become a judge and make laws yourself! A qualification in Applied Law will also prepare you for a career in the Police force, social work, teaching or lecturing.  Furthermore, due to the research, presentation and analytical skills developed during the course you will gain essential skills for careers outside the Law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2017
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