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BTEC Extended Certificate

Applied Law BTEC

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What is BTEC Applied Law?

The Applied Law BTEC will take on a more practical approach to studying Law and gain an understanding of the work and skills involved in legal careers, such as Legal Executives and Paralegals.

What Will You Study?

Year 12 Topics:

  • Dispute Solving in the Legal System: legal personnel, judges, laypeople (magistrates and juries), access to justice, criminal and civil courts and appeal routes.
  • Law Making: making an Act of Parliament, delegated legislation, judicial precedent, statutory interpretation, European Union.
  • Aspects of Legal Liability: non-fatal offences, sentencing, tort of negligence and damages.

Year 13 Topics:

  • Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers: police powers of arrest and detention, murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter.
  • Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers: police powers of stop and search, theft, robbery, burglary, criminal damage, fraud.
  • Aspects of Family Law: law relating to legal marriage, cohabitation, divorce and maintenance.

What Next?

Studying BTEC Law will equip you with skills that are highly regarded in the field of Law. Such as research skills, time management skills, the ability to work as a team and to work independently within deadlines.

Students with BTEC Applied Law have a number of options available. This qualification can be considered together with other BTECs/A-Levels to enable students to progress to university. Many students also consider apprenticeships and employment in law-related positions.

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Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.

Course Type

BTEC Extended Certificate, this is equivalent to 1 A Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

English Language, English Literature, History, Business, Sociology and Criminology.

Have you considered a Mixed Programme? Find out more about the combination of courses you can study at Newman.

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