BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Law

Why study Law?

Law is an engaging and challenging subject, which aims to equip students with analytical and communication skills which are appropriate for pursuit of a career in professions related to the legal sector or other related fields.

What are the careers or further education that this course be suitable for?

A wide range of career choices are potentially available. These include careers within the legal system e.g. solicitor, barrister, as well as careers as diverse as accountancy, personnel management, company secretaryship, the police, local government, the civil service and surveying.

Key Information Summary:

Course Title Applied Law
Examination Board Pearson
Linear Qualification? There are two assessment points per year when the external assessments can be taken. The school will decide the most appropriate point for these assessments.
Course Webpage https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/applied-law-2017.html#tab-0
Entry Requirements Grade 4 in GCSE English language and literature.
Contact Teachers

Mrs D Roussak droussak@wilmslowhigh.cheshire.sch.uk

Ms C Cradock ccradock@wilmslowhigh.cheshire.sch.uk

Mr J Mayhew jmayhew@wilmslowhigh.cheshire.sch.uk

Course Details:

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Law is equivalent to one A-Level qualification, in terms of UCAS grade points.

This qualification is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the legal sector. It aims to give a coherent introduction to study of the legal sector. It is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A-Levels. It provides the basis of an excellent route for learners to pursue a career in the legal sector. This can be through higher education (degrees in business and law) or through an Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services.

Students will gain a good knowledge of basic legal rights and an idea of what the subject is like, should they wish to pursue further study in this field. Even if students are not considering a legal career, the study of law can be beneficial, rewarding and stimulating in its own right and students learn many transferable skills.

Lessons will involve a combination of presentations, group discussions, and assessed work problem solving exercises. Students will be encouraged to follow media coverage of legal issues. The classroom work will be supplemented by:

  • use of ICT and internet
  • the student’s own personal study and homework essays
  • visits to various legal institutions, including the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Court
  • talks by selected speakers e.g. Magistrates, barristers

Subject Content

Students study 4 units:

  • Unit 1 – Dispute Solving in Law
  • Civil dispute resolution
  • Enforcement in Law
  • How precedent works
  • Negligence
  • Unit 2 – Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
  • Explore how statutory rules are made and interpreted
  • Explore how legislation is made outside of Parliament
  • Explore the legal personnel involved in a criminal trial
  • Apply key elements of crime in non-fatal sentencing
  • Unit 3 – Applying Law
  • Unit 7 – Aspects of Tort

Assessment details:

Unit Assessment

Unit 1- Dispute Solving in Law

90 Guided Learning Hour

 

 

 

 

 

External

Set and marked by: Pearson

Tasks are practical work-related scenarios completed in realistic, time-based situations.

They are completed in controlled conditions and some tasks have pre-released information.

Learners demonstrate how to apply learning to common workplace or HE scenarios. Tasks provide evidence of a consistent standard of assessment for all BTEC learners

 

Unit 2 – Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System

90 Guided Learning Hours

 

 

 

 

Internal

Set and marked by: Centre

Verified by: Pearson

Assignments are practical tasks set in work-related Scenarios that can be tailored to local industry needs for your learners. Learners demonstrate how they apply knowledge and skills to complete a practical project over a period of time, working individually or in groups

 

 

 

Unit 3 – Applying Law

120 Guided Learning Hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

External

Set and marked by: Pearson

Tasks are practical work-related scenarios completed in realistic, time-based situations.

They are completed in controlled conditions and some tasks have pre-released information.

Learners demonstrate how to apply learning to common workplace or HE scenarios. Tasks provide evidence of a consistent standard of assessment for all BTEC learners.

 

 

Unit 7 – Aspects of Tort

60 Guided Learning Hours

 

 

 

 

 

Internal

Set and marked by: Centre

Verified by: Pearson

Assignments are practical tasks set in work-related Scenarios that can be tailored to local industry needs for your learners. Learners demonstrate how they apply knowledge and skills to complete a practical project over a period of time, working individually or in groups.