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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Year 1: BTEC Certificate in Applied Law

Year 2: BTEC Diploma in Applied Law

This programme has been designed for students with an interest in the running of the law and how crimes are dealt with.  It provides a broad educational basis for moving into appropriate employment within the business and legal sectors.  The course explores headline-grabbing crimes such as murder as well as day-to-day issues that arise such as problems with neighbours or entering into a contract.

Knowledge of the law is helpful as you will be able to understand and appreciate how cases are dealt with and it provides you with excellent career prospects.

 

 

 

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C equivalent or above, including English at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

To progress to the second year, you will need to demonstrate a Pass grade or above in your first year.

Course Content

 

Mandatory Units:

Year 1 

•Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law

•Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the   

    Legal System

 

 

Mandatory Units

Year 2

•Unit 1: Dispute Solving in Civil Law (continued)

•Unit 2: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the   

    Legal System (continued)

•Unit 3: Applying the Law

•Unit 4: Aspects of Family Law OR

•Unit 7: Aspects of Tort

 

How will I be assessed?

 

In year 1 assessment will consist of 50% controlled, external assessment and 50% coursework.

In year 2 assessment will consist of 58% external, controlled assessment and 42% coursework. 

 

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students are expected to purchase a USB memory stick on which to save their work.

What can I do after this course?

Some of the potential careers that can be pursued include:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Legal Executive
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Advice Worker
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Civil Service Administrator
  • Human Resources Officer

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

About Joseph Wright Centre »

Ryan Horsnall

Ryan Horsnall

First Response Finance sponsor BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership

Ryan was involved with First Response Finance as part of their work with Derby College's Employer and Skills Academy and applied for an apprenticeship.
The company is sponsoring Ryan to complete a BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership at Nottingham Trent University. He previously studies Maths, Business and Chemistry A levels at the Joseph Wright Centre.
Ryan said "I have the best of both worlds – working in a paid job and then gaining a degree and it has made my studies so much easier as I can relate the university work to the work environment."
“I am currently working in a sales support role which I love and at the end of my degree I will see where I want my career to take me with the company.I get the opportunity to blend academic learning and work experience where I can convert my learning at University into real business situations.
First Response Finance have been involved in the Employer Skills Academies and has now teamed up with Derby College to launch the First Response Business and Finance Academy - offering students at Derby College the chance to follow in Ryan's footsteps.

www.FirstResponseFinance.co.uk


At Derby College I was taught a lot of skills such as target setting that has helped me be organised and realistic with work and learning.

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