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Law & Legal Work BTEC Level 2 at East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Course description

The Law affects every part of our lives and it is really not difficult to find examples of the law in society. Whether you are learning to drive, starting a part time job, buying something from a shop or joining a club. Law is everywhere. The course provides a sound good introduction to how the criminal and civil courts and process works.

Ever wondered what the difference is between a solicitor and barrister? Have you ever wondered what powers the police have in relation to the arrest, detention and questioning of those suspected of committing a criminal offence? What rights does a suspect have? Ever wondered what happens in the civil and criminal courts or where the law comes from?

As you find out the answers to these questions you will have gained a through insight on how the law works.

Course content

  • Introduction to the English Legal System: the civil and criminal court system, lawyers and lay people (juries and magistrates)
  • Introduction to police powers and procedure: stop, search, arrest and detain.
  • Introduction to criminal law and Procedure.

Entry requirements

Grade D in at least four GCSEs including English Language.


Awarding Body - Edexcel

The course is continually assessed through coursework – all units are internally assessed and to achieve a qualification at Level 2 all 9 assignments must be passed.


Future opportunities

Students who perform well can move to the BTEC Level 3 Law or AS Level Law.

The course will particularly appeal to learners who would like to follow a career in law which includes working in the courts, solicitors’ offices, the police or criminal justice system. However it is valuable to all leaners in providing a good understanding of law and society.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Norfolk Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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