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Applied Law BTEC Level 3 at Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Course description

Is Law for you?

  • You must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including at least a grade C in English Language *
  • You must have an interest in and enthusiasm for studying Law as a subject and be prepared to read and research Law-based topics
  • You want to develop an understanding of the Law as a changing body of rules that affects everyone in all aspects of their lives
  • You want to develop your analytical ability and critical thinking skills
  • You wish to develop the ability to communicate legal arguments and conclusions with reference to appropriate legal authority
  • This can be studied as a Certificate (equivalent of 1 AS Level) over one year or as a Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level) over two years.
  • You will apply for Level 3 Law rather than "A" level or BTEC. The mode of study "A" level or BTEC will be determined by the college following assessments made at the start of the course.

Course content

Year 1

Dispute Solving

You will learn how the Criminal and Civil Courts operate in England and Wales

Law Making

You will examine the process by which both Parliament and the Courts develop the law.

Criminal Liability

You will examine non fatal offences against the person

Civil Liability

You will learn about the law of negligence

 

Year 2

Homicide

You will learn about the crimes of murder , manslaughter and explore criminal defences.

Property Offences

You will examine the crimes of theft, robbery, burglary, criminal damage etc.

Contract Law

You will explore offers, acceptance, breach and learn what they mean.

 

Entry requirements

You must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including at least a grade C in English Language

Assessment

There are no exams for this course – all assessment is through set assignments which you submit at various points through the year.

Future opportunities

At the end of the first year BTEC students will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Law. Successful BTEC Certificate students can go on to complete the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.

Following this, a number of students go on to study Law in Higher Education. However, regardless of this, the qualification will help you to develop many transferable skills, for example reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills. You will also develop an understanding of the Law as a changing body of rules that affects you in all aspects of your life.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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