Law BTEC

Qualification: Law (Applied) Subsidiary Diploma BTEC Level 3
Exam Board & Specification Code: Pearson; Specification
Course Entry Requirements: C/4 in English Language GCSE or C/4 in English Literature GCSE
Please make sure that you have understood the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.
Length and size of qualification: 2 year single course
Timetable hours: 4.5 hours per week
Assessment method: Coursework
BHASVIC Department: Philosophy, Politics and Law
Head of Department: Phil Anthony

What will I study?

The BTEC Applied Law course is an enjoyable but challenging way of learning about our English Legal System. There are three units in the first year leading to the Certificate: Dispute Solving and the courts; how laws are made and used; Civil Liability and Criminal Offences. There are three units in the second year leading to the Diploma; Homicide and police powers; Property Offences; and Tort Law. You will be writing essays and problem questions to prepare for university. You will also be completing claim forms and letters, and developing your work based skills.

Is this course right for me?

Do you know your rights? You should consider this subject if you are interested in a career in Law, or studying Law or a Law-related course at university. You may also be interested in this subject if you want to study a 'new' subject which is wholly coursework based.

Where next?

Studying BTEC Law gives students many transferable skills such as problem solving, critical analysis and negotiation skills, that will enable them to progress to university, apprenticeships and the world of work. Students could continue studying Law or a related course at university such as Criminology, International Relations, Public Services Management and Business. They also have the choice to use their work-based skills to seek employment in the legal or business world. For example, legal apprentices train on the job at law firms to eventually become solicitors, chartered legal executives or paralegals. Students may also choose to apply for related apprenticeship vacancies in broader sectors of the economy. Jobs directly related to Law could include Barrister’s Clerk, Chartered Legal Executive, Company Secretary, Licenced Conveyancer and Paralegal. Possible future careers where Law qualifications could be useful are Advice Worker, Chartered Accountant, Civil Service Administrator, Human Resources and Data Analyst. Useful websites to research careers and wider progression options could include The Lawyer Portal, Law Careers.net, The Law Society, All About Careers and The Apprenticeship Guide.

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