The BTEC Extended Certificate in
Applied Law is a two year qualification that gives the perfect foundation to any learners wishing to pursue a career in the legal sector.
The course is suitable for students who
have a keen interest in law, who want to gain an introduction to the sector, with a view to progressing to a wide range of Higher Education courses. The BTEC Certificate in Applied Law/BTEC National Extended Certificate combines well with Criminology, Government and Politics and Business.
The content of this qualification has
been developed to supports progression to Higher Education. It includes the opportunity to develop the research, communication, presentation, decision making and critical thinking skills valued by Higher Education and employers.
The BTEC Certificate in Applied Law covers three units in the first year (1/2 A Level Equivalent)
Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System
The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of the difference between civil and criminal law, how this determines in which courts disputes are resolved in the legal system, and the personnel, both lawyers and lay people, involved in the resolution process, together with a knowledge about the financing of advice and representation and alternatives to the courts.
Unit 2: Understanding Law Making
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of the different ways in which laws are created and their importance, together with knowledge of how laws are interpreted, and the impact of European law and institutions.
Unit 3: Aspects of Legal Liability
The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of the tort of negligence and the principles of criminal liability, together with knowledge of damages and the aims of sentencing.
The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law covers a further three units in the second year (1 A Level Equivalent)
Unit 4: Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
The aim of this unit is to give learners skills to apply the law on murder, an understanding of the law on manslaughter, together with knowledge of police powers with respect to arrest and detention.
Unit 5: Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
The aim of this unit is to give learners knowledge, understanding and skills in the law relating to property offences, fraud, criminal damage, and police search powers.
Unit 10: Aspects of Family Law
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge, understanding and skills in the four main areas of family law which are marriage and relationships, divorce and ending relationships, children and maintenance.