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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

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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Hannah McDonald

Hannah McDonald

Confidence gained in English lectures helps A level student Hannah secure policing role

Confidence gained in English lectures helps A level student Hannah secure policing role Learning how to share her opinion, build her vocabulary and speak more effectively has given former Derby College A Levels student Hannah McDonald a good grounding for a career with the police.
 
Hannah, who is 18 and from Newton, is soon to become a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) following a rigorous recruitment procedure.
 
She has also secured a place on the Professional Policing BA (Hons) degree course at Nottingham Trent University, deferred until September 2021.
 
In her PCSO role, Hannah will be based in Ripley and Chesterfield, supporting Derbyshire Police by going into schools to talk about issues such as knife crime and road safety. 
 
Hannah, who took law, psychology and combined English Literature and English Language A levels at Joseph Wright Centre, found her English lecturers especially helpful.
 
She said: “I’d thought English was all about reading books but it’s about so much more. It’s about being put under pressure and trusting your opinions enough to share them or put them in an essay, because English is so subjective and there’s never a wrong answer. In our English classes we gave PowerPoint presentations to the class, so we got used to sharing our ideas and opinions.
 
The course also enhanced my communication skills. It enabled me to build up my vocabulary to speak more effectively.”
 
These abilities gave Hannah the confidence to volunteer at a local primary school, helping children with maths and English, on her Wednesday mornings off from College – experience which she is  sure led to her getting her PCSO role.
 
She added: “There aren’t many PCSO places so it’s extremely competitive and it was a tough recruitment process. My English lecturers were incredibly supportive in helping me prepare my application, even though we’ve not been at College for months because of lockdown.
 
Going to JWC has definitely been confidence-building and a good grounding for my police career. My English teachers taught me how to speak up for myself and not be afraid to give my opinion.”

There aren’t many PCSO places so it’s extremely competitive and it was a tough recruitment process. My English lecturers were incredibly supportive in helping me prepare my application, even though we’ve not been at College for months because of lockdown.


“Going to JWC has definitely been confidence-building and a good grounding for my police career. My English teachers taught me how to speak up for myself and not be afraid to give my opinion.

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