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Law BTEC Level 3 at Dixons Allerton Academy

Course description

This qualification is for learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the legal sector. It aims to provide a basic introduction to study of the legal sector. In addition to specific legal content, the requirements of the qualification will enable learners to develop the transferable and higher order skills, which are highly regarded by higher education institutions and employers.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law (M)
  • Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (M)
  • Unit 3: Applying the Law (M)
  • Unit 4: Aspects of Family Law (O)
  • Unit 5: Consumer Law (O)
  • Unit 6: Contract Law (O)
  • Unit 7: Aspects of Tort (O)

(M) Mandatory (O) Optional

Entry requirements

English grade 5

Assessment

Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law: Exam

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of precedent, the civil justice system and process and the concept of negligence in English civil law, together with legal skills of research and communication.
  • Be able to apply knowledge and understanding to examine negligence scenarios and advise clients on the likely outcome of negligence claims, making connections to precedent, courts and appeals, personnel and funding 
  • Analyse legal information demonstrating the ability to interpret the potential impact and influence on future cases 
  • Evaluate evidence to make informed judgements with appropriate justification, synthesising ideas and evidence from several sources to support arguments 
  • Learners will be given a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research The supervised assessment period is a maximum of one and a half hours in one sitting in a period timetabled by Pearson

Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System- Coursework

  • Explore how statutory rules are made and interpreted.
  • Examine how legislation is made outside of Parliament. Explore the various legal personnel involved in a criminal trial. Apply the key elements of crime and sentencing in non-fatal offence case studies.

Unit 3: Applying the Law: Exam

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of both homicide and offences against property together with the law relating to police procedure using legal terminology.
  • Apply the laws relating to both homicide and offences against property together with the law relating to police procedure, using legal terminology and relevant case law and statute law to illustrate points made and make connections
  • Analyse the law relating to homicide, property offences and police procedure, demonstrating the ability to interpret the potential impact, outcome and influence on future cases
  • Evaluate evidence to make informed judgements with appropriate justification, synthesising ideas and evidence from several sources to support arguments
  • A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions. Learners are given a case study two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. The supervised assessment period is a maximum of two hours in one sitting in a period timetabled by Pearson.

Aspects of Family Law: Coursework

  • Explore the legal rules governing the formation of marriages, civil partnerships and cohabitation. Examine the various methods for dissolving a relationship. Investigate the legal rules governing the distribution of money and property on the breakdown of a relationship. Examine how the courts resolve disputes over children.

Future opportunities

Careers and Opportunities for Further Study

In successful completion of this course, Candidates will be able to enrol on to a Law related Degree course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dixons Allerton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2017
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