Applied Law BTEC Certificate Level 3
Where next ? Possible progression options include:
Law Degree, Criminology Degree, Business degree or in fact any other degree or Public Services career.
Organisations in the public and private sectors require employees who have knowledge of the law and legal procedure. Many occupations require paralegal skills (a paralegal is a non-lawyer who carries out legal work), e.g legal secretaries, law clerks and contract managers. In addition it will be beneficial for the Police, Local Authority, Health and Safety, Customs, Inland Revenue, Banking, Insurance or the Court Service.
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What you'll learn on the course
- IT Law
Every learner at Central Sussex College who is under 19 will undertake a personal Study Programme designed to develop them academically, practically and personally. Study Programmes contain 3 essential elements:
Subject Course – Vocational or chosen Academic subjects, usually studied for 12 – 16 hours a week.
English and Maths – Every learner will work towards Level 2 English and Maths (C grade equivalent). Learners who have achieved a Grade C will extend their English and Maths.
3E – Our own brand of specific entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability training.
You will have specific time in your timetable for each of the three elements above and you will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year. Study programmes are designed to help you meet your maximum potential and progress to the next level of study of into work.
This course will mix well with any of the programme areas and particularly with the following courses/areas:
Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System
The aim of this unit is to give students 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 students 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 the unit is to give students an understanding of the tort of negligence and the principles of criminal liability, together with knowledge of damages and the aims of sentences.
Another 3 units will be chosen from the following:
4. Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers
5. Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers
6. Contract Law
7. Consumer Law
8. Aspects of the Law of Tort
9. Aspects of Employment Law
10. Aspects of Family Law
Central Sussex College is committed to providing you with guidance and support to help you make the most of your potential and achieve your goals! We offer an exciting range of academic qualifications, vocational subjects and apprenticeships – based at excellent facilities in Crawley, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead and Horsham. We have something for everyone – so whether you are just leaving school and looking to study for a BTEC or A Levels, are looking to retrain and gain new skills or take your studies further with professional qualification or higher level training at our University Centre, Central Sussex College can cater for you.