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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Adult Loan Amount: 724.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Year 1: BTEC Certificate in Applied Law

Year 2: BTEC Diploma in Applied Law

This programme has been designed for students with an interest in the running of the law and how crimes are dealt with.  It provides a broad educational basis for moving into appropriate employment within the business and legal sectors.  The course explores headline-grabbing crimes such as murder as well as day-to-day issues that arise such as problems with neighbours or entering into a contract.

Knowledge of the law is helpful as you will be able to understand and appreciate how cases are dealt with and it provides you with excellent career prospects.

Entry requirements

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language at grade 5 (C/B) and Maths at grade 4 (C).

A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.

It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study. To progress to the second year, you will need to demonstrate a Merit grade or above in your first year.

Course Content

Mandatory Units:

Year 1

  • Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law
  • Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System

Mandatory Units:

Year 2

  • Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law (continued)
  • Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (continued)
  • Unit 3: Applying the Law
  • Unit 4: Aspects of Family Law OR
  • Unit 7: Aspects of Tort

How will I be assessed?

In Year 1 assessment will consist of 50% controlled, external assessment and 50% coursework.

In Year 2 assessment will consist of 58% external, controlled assessment and 42% coursework. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students are expected to purchase a USB memory stick on which to save their work.

What can I do after this course?

Some of the potential careers that can be pursued include:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Legal Executive
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Advice Worker
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Civil Service Administrator
  • Human Resources Officer

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Emily Gray

Emily Gray

Peak Award Winner Emily now studying for master’s in Australia

Former Peak Award winner Emily Gray was motivated to achieve “more than she ever thought she was capable of” while studying for A levels at Derby College.  
 
And, since leaving Joseph Wright Centre 10 years ago, she has quite literally gone a long way – to university in Melbourne, Australia, to take a Master of Education degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis.    
 
Now 27, Emily received a Peak Award for Academic Studies after performing well in her sociology, history and psychology A levels and EPQ, the Extended Project Qualification.  
 
While on her psychology degree course at the University of Leeds, Emily embarked on a study year at Monash University in Melbourne.    
 
And, since graduating, she has taught English in Peru, volunteered and worked in Sri Lanka and travelled in Australia before settling in Melbourne with her partner.    
 
Currently studying for her master’s at Monash University, Emily also works as a site manager at a centre-based intervention service based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for pre-school aged children on the autism spectrum.     She ultimately wants to become a clinical psychologist or clinical director of an agency providing ABA.    
 
Commenting on her Peak Award in 2009, Emily added that it was “really unexpected and a huge honour.” She included the award in her CV and found it was “something she was able to talk about in interviews.”            

My lecturers were fantastic!  They were really passionate about their subject, particularly psychology lecturer Glyn Pickering, who motivated me and pushed me to achieve more than I thought I was capable of.


I also got great support at Derby College in applying for university and higher education. I was able to go on a residential trip to experience Oxford University, and received specialist and individual help with my application, personal statement and interview preparation.

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