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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: 2

24+ 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 a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C equivalent or above, including English at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

To progress to the second year, you will need to demonstrate a Pass 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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Abbey Sisson

Abbey Sisson

“Amazing” diploma offered more than sixth form for audiologist Abbey

As a teenager Royal Derby Hospital audiologist Abbey Sisson wanted to find “something different” after her GCSEs.
She had achieved As to Cs but was unsure about taking A levels because she wasn’t a natural at exams. She wanted to find a different direction and, on a whim, popped into an open day at Broomfield Hall.  
Abbey liked what she found – she made friends immediately – and was impressed by the Level 3 Public Services Uniformed Extended Diploma. It offered coursework modules, the equivalent of three A levels and “loads of opportunities” which helped her CV for job applications.
Abbey passed with a distinction and almost immediately after College landed a job as an emergency department assistant at the Royal Derby Hospital. Finding no clear career path there, she applied internally and went on to work in audiology as an assistant.
While there, she devoted her spare time, doing work placement on her days off, to achieve a foundation degree and a first-class BSc Healthcare Science Audiology degree at Aston University. Now a qualified audiologist at the Royal Derby, Abbey said her time at College helped her into the workplace.    

I was keen to do something different, and it really was different – it was amazing. I don’t think I would ever have had so many opportunities if I’d gone into the sixth form.  We volunteered in schools, doing sports leadership, as well as stewarding for events too. We had loads of opportunities. Because of the course, when I came to apply for jobs, I had a lot to say.

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