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About the course

The BTEC Law course gives you an understanding of the English legal system and will not only give you a taste of what it is like to study law but also what it is may be like to work in the legal profession. This course is designed to provide you with the skills that you will require working in the legal sector. However it is also a recognised Level 3 qualification which is accepted by most universities. This qualification may be mixed with other A Levels to provide access to higher education, or used directly to help secure employment within various sectors, including the legal sector.

Entry requirements

A minimum of score of 5 from 7 GCSEs to include English, Maths, and Science along with four other GCSEs or equivalent (not including short courses or citizenship). See Subject Requirements Guide for details.

GCSE English Language or English Literature at score of 5 and above preferred.

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

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Why study?

The BTEC in Law provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment. On successful completion of a BTEC qualification you can either progress to employment or continue study in the same or a elated vocational area.

Where will this course take me?

Progression onto higher education to study Humanities subjects such as Law, History, Sociology, Psychology and Journalism. Employment in careers including solicitor, barrister, civil service and local government.

Core modules

Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law (Year 1) 

Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System (Year 1) 

Unit 3: Applying the Law (Year 2) 

Unit 4: Aspects of Tort (Year 2)

How will I be assessed?

Through a combination of coursework and supervised assessments.

Will I have to provide anything?

Textbooks – list will be supplied. Pens, writing paper, folder, memory stick.

What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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