Level: Level 3 BTEC Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law
Entry Requirements: GCSE grade C in Maths and English
This qualification provides learners with an element of sector specialism as part of their wider programme by developing a primary common core of knowledge in the sector through mandatory units. This common core covers the content, such as dispute solving in the legal system, which is regarded as most important by employers. It is therefore particularly appropriate for those with an interest in progressing to a career in the legal field, who want to pursue this via a principally academic route and take it alongside other qualifications, such as GCE A level English Language or History, and/or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business.
Students will complete 6 units over the 2 year course. Mandatory units include:
- Dispute Solving in the Legal System
- Understanding Law Making
- Aspects of Legal Liability
The mandatory units, which are common to both the thre unit Certificate and the six unit Subsidiary Diploma, give learners an introduction to the court structure, both civil and criminal, the ways in which Law is made, and elements of substantive civil and criminal law in the form of negligence and non-fatal offences to the person.
The core will provide a foundation for study of the three selected optional units in the Subsidiary Diploma.
This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and to allow access to employment opportunities in the legal sector.
As the qualification was designed in close collaboration with industry, it is fully supported by the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the sector, Skills for Justice. A range of professional organisations/employers in the sector have confirmed their support for this BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law. This means it is a highly respected route for those who wish to move into employment in the sector, either directly or following further study. A significant proportion of recruitment in this sector is at graduate level. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law provides a well-established route into a variety of specialist Higher Education (HE) courses in this sector, when taken alongside other qualifications appropriate for the desired course of study. In addition, the qualification carries 140 UCAS points at Distinction*, the equivalent of an A* at A Level.
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