Applied Law BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Are you interested in studying Law but not keen on exams? Then this could be the course for you. Law affects our everyday lives in more ways than many of us are aware. As such, it is a fascinating subject with something new to learn every day.
Studying a BTEC in Applied Law will give you the opportunity to explore many challenging topics including homicide, criminal law, negligence and property offences. Content includes:
- Unit 1 Dispute Solving in Civil Law
- Unit 2 Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
- Unit 3 Applying the Law
- Unit 7 Aspects of Tort
There are a range of courses and pathways available to you at Durham Sixth Form Centre depending on your GCSE results and academic profile. In order to enrol with us as a student, you must have the minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE grades (or equivalent). In addition, individual subjects have specific entry requirements, which will be discussed with you during the application and enrolment process. Students who do not achieve a grade C or above (or numerical equivalent) in GCSE English and/or mathematics will be required to continue studying these subjects at Durham Sixth Form Centre.
If you do not meet our entry requirements but are still keen to study at Durham Sixth Form Centre, please contact us to discuss your options.
Students will be assessed by a combination of coursework assignments which are internally set and marked by Pearson. Each unit will be graded either Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Students will visit Newcastle Combined Law Courts to sit in the public gallery. In addition students will have the opportunity to travel to London and visit the Royal Courts of Justice, the Central Criminal Courts (Old Bailey) and the Houses of Parliament.
Studying a BTEC in Applied Law will enable you to develop outstanding oral and written communication skills, vital to all future careers. Additionally you will appreciate the function of Law in society, stimulate interest for a possible career, and widen your prospects in terms of higher education alongside the skills required for all employers.
There are a number of opportunities for students to extend their understanding of Law and experience first hand how Law affects their lives. Outside speakers visit the Centre and in the past have included solicitors, police officers, magistrates, MPs and representatives from local universities. Several of these visiting speakers are ex-Law students from the Centre who have gone onto follow the Law in their profession.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Sixth Form Centre directly.