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Applied Law BTEC Extended Certificate at St Edmunds Catholic Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Law provides opportunities in education to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally-specific qualification, to enter employment in the legal sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Higher National in Business (Law) or a Foundation Degree in Business and Law or on to a law honours degree. Learners will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and to allow access to employment opportunities in the legal sector. It presents Law as an exciting, relevant and challenging area of study.

Course content

Key Points: The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Law is a 4-unit qualification that is equivalent to 1 ‘A’ Level. The course is studied over a two year period and is practical in nature. The qualification is continually assessed throughout the year through a variety of methods including case studies, assignments, projects and performance observation. There are two external examinations.

It is essential that prospective learners are motivated, organised and can take responsibility for their own learning. Learners should also have a good KS4 attendance record which should be maintained during this course to ensure optimal success.

Learners will have the opportunity to visit the Local Magistrates Court and The Houses of Parliament during the two year course.

Future opportunities

Career: Progression to employment or an apprenticeship. Legal profession, Local Government, Business and Police Force

University courses: Law, Management, Business, Criminology and Sociology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edmunds Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years