Subject Area: Humanities
Level: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
Exam Board: Edexcel/Pearson
This qualification is equivalent to one A level.
Work is assessed 100% through assignments which are marked and verified internally.
What do I need to study this course?
You should have a grade 4 in English Language, a genuine interest in the subject and the motivation to apply yourself to the course.
What will I study?
The course covers very similar material to the A-level Law course but is entirely assessed through coursework assignments rather than exams. Students will write 11 assignments over the two year course. The department has links with local law firms and HE institutions and students may be able to gain first-hand experience of legal work or study of law at a higher level.
The Course and assignments are structured to cover the following content:
Barristers and Solicitors. Juries and Magistrates. Criminal and Civil Law: trials and procedures. Funding legal representation and advice. Alternative Dispute Resolution. The law of Torts: Negligence; Economic Loss; Negligent Misstatements; Psychiatric Harm; Occupier’s Liability and Private Nuisance. European law. Criminal Liability: Homicide, Property Offences and Police Powers.
The course provides access to a wide range of degree courses or to move into a career in business or a legal apprenticeship.