BTEC Nationals in Applied Law are unique qualifications in the legal sector, providing an excellent introduction to law and giving learners an edge when progressing to higher education and employment. It aims to give a basic introduction to study of the legal sector.
Pupils will have the opportunity to learn about the courts that deal with civil law disputes, in addition to alternative methods of resolution, and where advice on those laws can be obtained.
BTEC Extended Certificate (4 units over 2 years – Broadly equivalent to 1 GCE A Level)
All units are delivered with a view to enhance your skills in application, analysis and evaluation. The units you will focus on are:
Unit 1 – Dispute Solving in Civil Law
This unit uses the law of negligence and the way in which claims, such as damage or losses resulting from a car crash or causing injury to another person, are dealt with in English law.
Unit 2 – Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore how statutory rules are made and interpreted, examine how legislations are made outside of Parliament, explore the various legal personnel involved in a criminal trial and apply the key elements of crime and sentencing in non-fatal offence case studies. Assessment will be written coursework tasks.
Unit 3 – Applying the Law
In this unit, you will be encouraged to consider the impact and consequences of crime. You will examine homicide offences, including murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. You will examine crimes against property such as theft, robbery and burglary. You will also examine the law relating to arrest, detention and searching people and property
Unit 6 – Contract Law
This unit will enable you to understand and evaluate key aspects of contract law from the perspective of consumers, business and legal professionals.