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Law (BTEC)

Level 3 Single Diploma

Course Summary:

Law impacts on our everyday lives, sometimes without us realising it. How do the courts decide a sentence? What happens at the police station if you are arrested? Where do you go for advice? What happens if you commit a crime and you were suffering from depression at the time?  If you want to know the answers to these questions then this is the course for you.  It is ideal if you’re interested in the legal world, prefer coursework to exams and would like to carry out independent research and complete assignments on topics within the English Legal System.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Salford – Criminology
  • Edge Hill University – Business and Management
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Law
  • Liverpool John Moore – Human Resources Management
  • Leeds Beckett University – Events Management

Career destinations:

Vocational Law leads onto HE courses or careers in areas of the Legal Profession as well as the Police, the Prison Service and the Civil Service. Former students have used this course to kick-start their careers and gain valuable experience of the Law professions.

Entry Requirements:

A minimum of 5 GCSEs, including at least a 4 in English or Maths.

Assessment Method:

Certificate: Unit 1: Externally assessed (exam) Unit 2: Internally assessed (coursework)

Diploma: Unit 3 & 4 Unit3: Externally assessed (exam)

Business Conference:

Students will also have the chance to take part in an annual Business Conference, held here at the Sixth Form College.

This highly successful conference has been running for 15 years and representatives from some of the most important global and national companies have taken the opportunity to talk to our students, inspiring them to become the entrepreneurs of the future.

Student Case Studies:

Bethany Woodward

Bethany Woodward

“Law is my favourite subject. I feel that it challenges me academically and also interests me as it gives you the skills to apply theory to real life situations. The Law staff are friendly and approachable which makes lessons more enjoyable. When I finish College I plan to go on to university and study Criminology.”

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