This is a unique qualification in the legal sector, providing an excellent introduction to Law and giving you an edge when progressing to employment and higher education with universities such as Edge Hill University, Leeds Beckett University, University College Birmingham, University of Huddersfield, University of South Wales and University of the West of England.
Students would need five GCSEs at grade 5 (grade C) or above, including English Language.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
The aim of the course is to explore the underlying framework of the law and learn and apply key areas. You will study four units including Dispute Solving in Civil Law, Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System, Applying the Law and Aspects of Family Law. Upon completion of the course you will have an understanding of the law, know the different non-fatal offences, advise about a murder case and describe how laws are made and applied.
During your studies you will also develop key skills throughout the course. There will be opportunities for you to develop essential employability skills including problem-solving, communication, negotiation, self-management, resilience and presentation. If you are looking to enter Higher Education then the course provides skills that are vital for success at University including the ability to learn independently, the ability to research actively and methodically and being able to give presentations.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Applied Law is assessed with a combination of internal and external exams using the grade framework (A to E). Students must pass each module to gain the award.
WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?
The Applied Law qualification carries UCAS points and, if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning, then it is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses. This qualification can also support progression to employment directly or via an Apprenticeship.