BTEC Applied Law
Are you considering a profession in law? This course is an excellent opportunity to gain a hands-on insight into how the law operates in practice. Looking at both aspects of criminal and civil law, you will learn about various processes, including procedures at the police station, and how criminal trials and personal injury claims work.
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form
You will learn about the different types of courts and the cases that are dealt with in those courts, including both criminal and civil cases. We will look at the different sources of law and how laws are developed through the courts and parliament and how they are interpreted by the judiciary. You will also discover the powers that the police have in relation to arrest and detention, and the legal principles surrounding those areas of law.
We make our lessons as interactive as possible. We use video tutorials, conduct mock trials, and organise visits to places like the local magistrates courts, to supplement our learning in the classroom. You will learn how the law applies to everyday situations and will need to advise fictional clients on the strengths and weaknesses of their case in criminal and civil law. As part of your coursework you will build a portfolio of evidence relating to life related cases.
You will be assessed by two coursework units and two external assessments over a period of two years.
Please get in touch or check out our prospectus to see more about how our course pathways work.
Learning the law can lead to a number of highly paid careers, for example, lawyer, tax consultant, or chartered town planner. Some of our recent students have gone on to university to complete a law degree or have entered the legal profession through legal apprenticeships. Some students have gone to work with the police and public services.
- Our tutors are highly skilled professionals who have a vast knowledge of the law and experience of teaching law at all levels. Our tutors have taught A-Level Law for a number of years. Our tutors also train legal executives in law firms and have delivered programs at degree level and above. They specialise in criminal law, tort law and the law of contract and civil litigation.
- You will develop key skills such as problem solving, critical analysis, evaluative skills and research skills, which are essential to succeed in higher education and desirable to employers.
- There are plenty of progression opportunities within the College for you to move into a career in law, from level 3 paralegal apprenticeships, level 6 legal executive apprenticeships and training to become a Chartered Legal Executive. All courses are delivered at the College following you’re a level program. Alternatively, you could progress onto studying at university.
“BTEC law has given me a hands on experience in what it would be like working in a law firm and dealing with client issues.”
“Law has helped me develop my research skills which has helped me in all of my other subjects as well.”
“The staff helped me realise that law was what I wanted to do. I am now working in a law firm doing my dream job thanks to the law department.”