Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who would like to find out how the legal system works. This involves studying the differences between criminal and civil law, the court system, dispute resolution and the people in the legal system. It also covers where English and Welsh law comes from, how they are applied and interpreted as well as the institutions and the laws of the European Union.

This qualification can be taken as a Sub Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level).

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to go into a career where Law would be beneficial, Police, the legal system etc
  • Would like to progress to Higher Education to study Law

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by exams and coursework. Core Units:

  • Dispute Solving in Civil War: You will learn about civil law, courts and disputes as well as alternative methods of resolution.
  • Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System: You will develop the skills to investigate and research how different laws are made both inside and outside Parliament and then interpreted in courts.
  • Applying the Law: In this unit, you will consider the impact and consequences of the crime.
  • Homicide: Students will take a deeper look into the lawn murder, manslaughter as well as involuntary manslaughter.
  • Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers : Students will look at the law of theft, robbery and burglary as well as sentences for these crimes.
  • Aspects of Tort: This unit adds to the negligence content of Unit 1 but three additional specific areas of negligence are considered – economic loss, negligent misstatements and psychiatric harm are covered.

BTEC Level Three

Course Leader:
David Gillman

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 4 in English and Maths with an average points score of 3.2 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by exams and coursework.