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Do you have an interest in current affairs and the Law? Do you want to develop your critical thinking skills and high level analytical and research skills? Are you looking at a career where knowledge of civil law will be useful? Then this 1 A Level equivalent Extended Certificate is the course for you!

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

The topics you study will see you prepare for a future in civil or criminal law, or simply develop a fantastic range of employability skills. Topics include:

- Civil and criminal courts
- The legal profession and the judiciary
- Parliamentary and judicial law making
- Non-fatal offences
- Tort

Educate, Enrich, Enlighten

Our teachers all have experience of working outside education within fields relating to law and will engage you in fast paced debate and discussion during your learning. You’ll get to experience the law in action with visits to Crown Courts and be put through your paces with a Mock Trial. As you would in a real-life case, you’ll spend a number of weeks preparing the defence or prosecution case!

Law is a traditional subject where you will learn by thinking, learning and debating. You will explore how to argue, on paper and in your lessons, and be able to evidence why and how you think legal principles apply to particular situations. It is therefore important that you think you will enjoy this style of learning.

You’ll gain valuable knowledge and skills throughout your time on the course through a wide range of enrichment opportunities, combining your classroom learning with trips and visits. Our Applied Law students have benefitted from:

- Visiting guest speakers from the Criminal Justice System
- Taking part in trips and visits to courts
- University workshops

All units are assessed through coursework and supervised assessment which is marked externally.

There is potential for you to progress on to a wide range of degrees leading to a career in Law, Criminology, Business, along with many more!
This is a popular choice for students looking to pursue a career in Criminal Law, the Police or Probation Service.

This qualification has been designed in consultation with higher education providers and employers, making it a popular choice with those looking to enter the profession through an apprenticeship scheme.

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