Applied Law BTEC Level 3 at Birkenhead Sixth Form College
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.
You will learn how the Criminal and Civil Courts operate in England and Wales
You will examine the process by which both Parliament and the Courts develop the law.
You will examine non fatal offences against the person
You will learn about the law of negligence
You will learn about the crimes of murder , manslaughter and explore criminal defences.
You will examine the crimes of theft, robbery, burglary, criminal damage etc.
You will explore offers, acceptance, breach and learn what they mean.
You must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including at least a grade C in English Language
There are no exams for this course – all assessment is through set assignments which you submit at various points through the year.
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.