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Law BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a two year programme covering the English legal system and also the civil and criminal systems. The course focuses on the practical elements of law. BTEC students are encouraged to apply for the Career Ready and solicitor mentoring schemes run by the law department.

 

The course covers very similar material to the A level but the method of assessment is different, being based on coursework, rather than traditional exams. Students will write 11 assignments over the two year course. The emphasis is on developing practical skills as well as academic knowledge. The department has links with local law firms and HE institutions and students may be able to gain first-hand experience of legal work or study of law at a higher level.

This qualification is equivalent to one A level.

 

Course content

This is a two year programme covering the English legal system and also the civil and criminal systems.

This BTEC covers very similar material to the A level but the method of assessment is different, being based on coursework, rather than traditional exams. Students will write 11 assignments over the two year course. The emphasis is on the practical elements of law and developing practical skills as well as academic knowledge. The department has links with local law firms and higher education institutions, and students may be able to gain first-hand experience of legal work or study of law at a higher level.

The topics you will study are:

Dispute Solving in the Legal System, Understanding Law Making, Aspects of Legal Liability, Homicide and Police Powers, Employment Law, and the Law of Tort.

Entry requirements

You should have a grade 4 in GCSE English, a genuine interest in the subject and the motivation to apply yourself to the course.

Assessment

This qualification is equivalent to one A level. Work is assessed 100% through assignments which are marked and verified internally.

Financial information

There are no costs associated with this course.

Future opportunities

The course provides access to a wide range of degree courses. Alternatively, students may opt to move into a career in business or a legal apprenticeship after the course.

Further information

This qualification is equivalent to one A level.

Please note; you cannot study both this course and the A level in Law which is also available.

Did you know?

Historians believe that the earliest lawyers existed in the government of ­Ancient Greece.

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: 31 August 2018
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