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Applied Law BTEC Level 3 at Teignmouth Community School

Course description

Developed in collaboration with employers and representatives from higher education and relevant professional bodies, the BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Law provides a balance of breadth and depth, bringing together knowledge and understanding with practical and technical skills. Through the performance of vocational tasks, learners develop the appropriate vocational behaviours and the transferable skills, such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are valued in both higher education and the workplace.

Course content

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education. It includes the opportunity to develop the research, communication, presentation, decision-making and critical-thinking skills valued by higher education. In addition, employers have been involved and consulted in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for learners planning to enter employment directly in the legal sector.

The learning programme covers the following content areas:
- dispute solving in civil law ;
- investigating aspects of criminal law and the legal system;
- applying the law.

The optional units have been designed to support choices for further study, preferred interest or employment needs. They also support the mandatory unit content and link with relevant occupational areas. They cover content areas in.
- aspects of family law;
- consumer law;
- contract law;
- aspects of tort.

Entry requirements

The Pearson BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Law is an Applied General qualification for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the legal sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and aims to provide a detailed introduction to the legal sector. A GCSE grade 6 or above in English and a GCSE grade C or above in a humanities subject..

Future opportunities

The qualification carries UCAS points and if it is taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two year programme of learning then it is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses. It will support entry to many higher education courses, depending on the other qualifications learners have taken. Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific higher education providers. The qualification can also support progression to employment directly or via an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

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