Btec Extended Certificate
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Brief introduction to subject:
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Law provides opportunities in education to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally-specific qualification, to enter employment in the legal sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Higher National in Business (Law) or a Foundation Degree in Business and Law or on to a law honours degree. Learners will 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. It presents Law as an exciting, relevant and challenging area of study.
Law is an interesting and exciting subject. The specification content will require pupils to acquire a large amount of factual knowledge, which can only be achieved through independent learning. Pupils are expected to read around the subject and should spend at least 4 hours per week on consolidating their knowledge outside the classroom
Do you know your rights? Are you interested in a career in Law, or studying Law or a Law-related course at university? The Applied Law BTEC is a unique qualification in the legal sector. It provides an excellent introduction to law and gives you an edge when progressing to higher education and employment.
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There are three mandatory units that learners must complete, one internal and two external. Learners must complete and achieve at Near Pass grade or above in all mandatory external units and achieve a Pass or above in all mandatory internal units.
Unit 1 Dispute Solving in Civil Law - Mandatory unit and externally assessed
The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding about the courts that deal with civil law disputes, in addition to alternative methods of resolution. The basic principles of the law of negligence are considered and applied, together with sources of advice, funding, resolution and remedies. You will develop legal skills in research and will use these research skills to investigate the way in which the law is developed and applied through precedent. You will learn how to reference legal sources and how to communicate professionally with colleagues and clients.
Unit 2 Investigating aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System - Mandatory unit and internally assessed
The aim of this unit allows learners to develop the skills to investigate and research how different laws are made both inside and outside Parliament and then interpreted in courts. You will use these research skills to investigate the way in which the law is developed and applied. You will investigate who decides the outcome of criminal cases and where advice and representation can be obtained and how it can be paid for. You will apply and present this information professionally to clients with the aid of non-fatal offence case studies.
Unit 3 Applying the Law - Mandatory unit and externally assessed
The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of Criminal law and how this applies to everyone. In this unit, you will examine case law relating to real-life crimes. You will need to be aware of specific Acts of Parliament that relate to criminal offences and police procedures. You will develop problem-solving skills and legal research skills. You will use these research skills to investigate the way in which the law is developed and applied. You will have the opportunity to apply the relevant law to a scenario involving a crime. You will develop your decision-making and communication skills, as you may have to decide how to advise clients or how the police should respond to a particular situation. You will also develop analytical and critical-thinking skills.
Unit 4 Aspects of Family Law - Optional unit and internally assessed
The aim of this unit is to give learners and insight into Family law. It deals with some of the most important and sensitive aspects of our lives, with the courts mainly getting involved only when there are disputes that need to be resolved. This unit will give you an understanding of the laws governing parenthood and parental responsibility and will examine how the courts resolve disputes regarding children. There are various legal regulations governing our family lives and the formation of adult relationships. This unit will enable you to understand the distinction between marriage and cohabitation and their legal consequences. You will examine the key requirements for the formation of a valid marriage and civil partnership and how these relationships may become either void or voidable. You will investigate how individuals may terminate their adult relationships and the financial consequences of a relationship breakdown.
Progression to employment or an apprenticeship. Legal profession, Local Government, Business and Police Force
University courses: Law, Management, Business, Criminology and Sociology