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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law

Our Subject

Law is a fascinating subject which affects everybody every day. Each time you catch a bus, go to work, or eat at a restaurant Law is involved. Law is everywhere!  It also underpins all other subjects. Every profession includes a law element which means it is a good subject to have an understanding of.

The BTEC Applied Law modules give a good introduction to legal studies and focus upon how law is made, legal institutions and the basics of establishing civil and criminal liability. You will learn through a variety of methods and will be encouraged to think about

All the assessment for the BTEC certificate is carried out via coursework. Each of the three units will involve producing at least one piece of coursework which will need to demonstrate both understanding and a variety of skills.

This is 1 A-Level equivalent.

Entry Requirements – 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including Maths and English. You must also have a keen interest in Law.


Course Structure

You will study the following units in Year 1:

Dispute solving in the legal system – The difference between civil and criminal law, how this determines in which courts disputes are resolved in the legal system, and the personnel, both lawyers and lay people, involved in the resolution process, together with a knowledge about the financing of advice and representation and alternatives to the courts.

Understanding law making – The different ways in which laws are created and their importance, together with knowledge of how laws are interpreted, and the impact of European law and institutions.

Aspects of legal liability – The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of the tort of negligence and the principles of criminal liability, together with knowledge of damages and the aims of sentencing.

In Year 2 students have the opportunity to study a further 3 units which could include unlawful homicide and police powers, consumer law and aspects of family law.