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Applied Law at Neale-Wade Academy

Course description

This BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Law (2017) will inspire learners to study law and prepare for higher education or employment. They will:

·         provide an introduction to the study of the legal sector

·         give entrants to the sector the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to meet industry requirements

·         allow students to develop the transferable and higher order skills so highly regarded by HE and employers.

Course content

You will study:

Three mandatory units:

·         Dispute Solving in the Civil Law

·         Investigating aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System

·         Applying the Law


Three optional units from a choice of:

·         Contract Law

·         Consumer Law

·         Aspects of the Law of Tort

·         Aspects of Family Law


The assessment is based on tasks, set and marked by Pearson, the awarding body, or assignments, set and marked by your teacher.
Each BTEC Nationals unit is individually graded either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

• Each unit contributes points proportionally to the overall grade allowing students to gain recognition in areas where they excel.
• A student’s final grade is decided by their performance across the qualification based on a combined total of points earned from assessments.

Future opportunities

Applied Law could lead to opportunities in gaining a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the legal sector or, to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a Level 5 BTEC Higher
National in Business (Law) or, a Foundation Degree in Business and Law or, onto a law honours degree.

Further information

This course is in Block D

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: 26 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • Thank you for your interest in Neale-wade Academy Sixth Form. We believe that choosing to study at Neale-Wade Academy offers you an excellent opportunity to grow, develop and succeed in your chosen studies and will be the gateway to your future career or education.
      At Neale-Wade we are proud to offer an extensive range of traditional A Levels and Applied Level 2 and 3 courses. We aim to provide a quality experience that caters for the needs of the communities we serve.
      Our curriculum allows our students to develop independent study techniques and transferable skills in an encouraging and supportive environment.
      As a testament to our determination to continually improve our results, A Level passes have risen for the last four years, with 88% of subjects achieving 100% pass rate at A2 in 2014. 97% of all A2 students achieved the required entries for their chosen university courses and students have gained places in top universities.
      In addition to the high quality teaching the academy offers excellent facilities, including a modern well equipped kitchen and common room, study spaces and a designated Post 16 IT suite.