You will study topics which provide an introduction to the English legal system plus specific areas of civil and criminal law, such as:
• Civil and criminal courts
• Legal profession and the judiciary
• Parliamentary and judicial law making
• Non-fatal offences
• Murder and manslaughter
• Property offences
A minimum of a Grade 4 in a traditional written subject e.g. GCSE History or English Literature.
Your lessons will focus on the courts and the people who work within them. You will visit the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in Leeds to directly observe lawyers, judges and lay people in action. Guest speakers to the College will also provide Q & A sessions for you in an effort to understand what working in this field is really like. If you are interested in a career in criminal law, the police or the probation service then this is the course for you. You will explore fatal and non-fatal offences, along with property offences such as burglary and robbery. The study of areas of tort, such as occupiers’ liability, private nuisance and negligence will also help to widen and develop your critical thinking skills and prepare you for work in civil law. Even if you are not wishing to pursue a career in law, we are confident that the analytical and research skills you develop on this course will help prepare you for study on any degree or employment in many fields.
All units are assessed through coursework.
Please note the awarding body for all BTEC qualifications recently made the decision to extend the current BTEC courses in our offer beyond 2018. This means that for 2018 entry, all Level 3 vocational subjects will continue to be assessed by coursework only, with the exception of Art and Design.
There is potential for you to progress on to a wide range of university degrees leading to careers in Law, Criminology, Business plus many more. The qualification has been designed in consultation with higher education providers and employers. It is suited for those learners wishing to enter employment directly in the legal sector through apprenticeship schemes or through the traditional university route.
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