Applied Law

Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate
Equivalent to an A Level

Course content
Year 12: Dispute Solving in Civil Law1 ?and Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System2 ?
Year 13: Applying the Law1 ?and Consumer Law1 ?

1 Assignments internally assessed
An assignment brief is given to students which details the unit tasks that are based around work-related scenarios.  Assignments can include research, projects, investigations, fieldwork and experiments, often linking theory with practical exercises.

2 Tasks set and marked by the exam board
A written task assessed under supervised conditions.  Students will be given a case study two weeks before the assessment period in order to carry out research and then complete the task within a set time limit.

Grading - A student’s final grade reflects their achievements across all units.  Both internally and externally-assessed units are individually graded as either Pass, Merit or Distinction and each final unit grade is allocated points.  The total points scored across all units are used to calculate the final qualification grade.

Who is this qualification for?

This course is ideal for Sixth Formers who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to university and ultimately onto employment, possibly in the legal sector.  It is not necessary to have any prior knowledge of the Law to succeed on this course.  The course offers the same UCAS points as an A Level.

Career pathways

Law is a highly valued and universally well regarded subject.   The course provides a vocationally relevant qualification for those planning to enter the legal sector or those wishing to gain UCAS points for higher education to study law and non-law related degrees.  When taken alongside other qualifications in the Sixth Form Curriculum, students can progress to the majority of universities for entry to degree courses,  such as a foundation degree in Business and Law or a Law honours degree.

Other potential career pathways include: Paralegal or Legal Apprentice, or other employment in law related roles, such as Police, Government, Health & Safety, Customs, Inland Revenue, Banking, Insurance  and the Court Service.

Developing transferable skills for university and employment

This course will prepare students for progression to university and beyond by developing the ability to:

  • Learn independently
  • Research actively and methodically
  • Give effective presentations
  • Be active group members
  • Read, critique and summarise technical texts
  • Write effectively
  • Analyse information
  • Think critically

There will be opportunities to develop employability skills valuable in the workplace:

  • Cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions and use systems and technology.
  • Intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing and self-presentation.
  • Interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience and self-monitoring.

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