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Applied Law (Level 3 Extended Certificate)

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: A Levels
School Leaver - Academic
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/applied-law-level-3-extended-certificate
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Course Information for Students

Year 1: BTEC National Certificate in Applied Law

Year 2: BTEC National Extended Certificate 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.

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

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.

Year 1 units:

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

Year 2 units:

  • Unit 3: Applying the Law
  • Unit 4: Aspects of Family Law OR
  • Unit 7: Aspects of Tort

This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.

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

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

In Year 2 assessment will consist of 66% external, controlled assessment and 33% coursework. 

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

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Legal Associate Professionals

£28408

Legal Associate Professionals

Legal Professionals n.e.c.

£62802

Legal Professionals n.e.c.

Barristers and Judges

£31991

Barristers and Judges

Protective Service Associate Professionals n.e.c.

£33735

Protective Service Associate Professionals n.e.c.

Solicitors

£38977

Solicitors

Records Clerks and Assistants

£20725

Records Clerks and Assistants

Police Officers (Sergeant and Below)

£42133

Police Officers (Sergeant and Below)

Taxation Experts

£37643

Taxation Experts

National Government Administrative Occupations

£24801

National Government Administrative Occupations

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:49 pm