Applied Law (Single) BTEC Level 3 at East Norfolk Sixth Form College
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?
The answers to these questions will provide a thorough insight on how the law works. The law is everywhere and having a sound understanding of the law will provide a good starting place for employment or if you wish to continue your studies, at university.
The second year will focus more on specific types of crimes such a murder and manslaughter, theft, robbery and burglary. Finally the last unit will explore contract law and provide a closer look at how contracts are made and the remedies for when they are ‘broken’.
There are 6 units in this course:
- The Civil and Criminal court system; how it works and who works within it (Judges, solicitors, barristers, magistrates and juries)
- How the law is made: Common law and Statute law
- The ‘ingredients’ of a crime and the law of negligence
- Murder and manslaughter, the rights of the accused when in police custody and police powers to search and detain
- Theft, robbery and burglary, police powers to stop and search premises and arrest
- Contract law – your rights and obligation to those who are party to a contract (and those affected by it).
Grade C in at least four GCSEs including English Language.
Awarding Body - Edexcel
The course is continually assessed through coursework.
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.