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Applied Law Extended Certificate Level 3

Course Overview

Law is a vital pivot in our lives; it shapes us and the society around us. It is a set of rules which are enforced through a variety of methods. It is important to understand that studying law is not only for the students who wish to pursue law at degree level. Obviously, students considering the study of Law at university and beyond in practice, will find the subject invaluable. Much of the material that you will study in your first year as an undergraduate will be studied at a basic level at WLC, giving you a real advantage.

Those considering a course or career outside the Law will still find the course useful. It is a subject which affects our everyday lives and knowledge at this level would broaden the mind and help the student’s understand the extent to which the law affects us and how it can help us.

Start Date

Monday, September 2 2019

Duration

2 Years

Venue

Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LH

Course Content

The first three units are the important foundations of any further legal studies; providing a broad appreciation of the law and its functions in society. This knowledge is then built on in the further three units with an in-depth look into Criminal Law. You will learn how criminal liability can be established and how someone can be ‘guilty’ of many criminal o­ffences including murder, GBH, and robbery.

You will also study and visit the courts to get a flavour of how criminal justice is dispensed. Law at WLC also takes an international perspective depending on the current circumstances.

  • Dispute Solving in Civil Law
  • Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
  • Applying the Law

* Aspects of Family Law
* Consumer Law
* Contract Law
* Aspects of Tort

*Optional modules – tutor discretion; may be subject to change

Student Experience
• Visit Intu Manchester (Trafford Centre)
• Liverpool – Hilton Master Class, behind the scenes access to the Echo Area
• Liverpool Crown Court – observing real life court cases
• Blackpool / Chester Zoo / Alton Towers, Chill Factor, Go Karting, Golf Lessons, Rock Climbing
• Young Enterprise – Tenner Challenge
• NCS – Live away from home, meet incredible people and have an amazing experience
• Google Garage – workshops in developing your CV – skills training for young adults preparing for employment from the best in the business
• Take part in Mock Interview Day – Year 1 / Mock Assessment Day – Year 2
• Various Industry speakers including Chamber of Commerce
• Opportunities for European and International travel e.g. Prague, Krakow, Paris, San Francisco

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade A*-C (Grade 4-9) including English and/or Maths or a Level 2 Diploma/First Diploma/National Certificate in a related subject.

Candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course. We are interested in your enthusiasm and commitment to succeed.


Learning & Assessment Methods

You will be continuously assessed throughout the course by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded to all learners who successfully complete all units and grades awarded are Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Qualifications Gained

Applied Law Extended Certificate Level 3.

This Level 3 qualification is available for a BTEC Combination and will be combined with another BTEC qualification, if you are unsure we have advice and guidance staff who will be happy to talk you through your options.

For Example
Option 1 – Study a BTEC Diploma (MAJOR) and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (MINOR) such as:

Business BTEC BTEC National Diploma Level 3 (MAJOR) Plus Law National Extended Certificate Level 3 (MINOR)

Option 2 – Study a choose three BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/Extended Certificate such as:
Business BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3, Plus IT  Subsidiary Diploma Level 3, Plus Law National Extended Certificate Level 3

Progression Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the course are given support and guidance regarding potential careers opportunities and further study opportunities during the course and at our annual careers and progression fair.

Additionally learners may wish to progress to Higher Education in a wide range of Degree options.

Career Opportunities

Students who have completed this joint-BTEC for 2 years can go to university and study degrees such as Law, Criminology, Business or even combined degrees.

Costs

If you are 16-18 years old you do not have to pay course tuition fees*.

If you need information on any financial support that may be available to you with fees or study costs on this course, please contact Student Services (see contact details below) who can offer advice and assistance on accessing any financial support that may be available.

*exam and registration fees will be paid by the college subject to satisfactory attendance and course completion.

How To Apply

Please complete and return a college application form. Application forms can be obtained from Student Services – contact details below.

Further Information: If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options please contact Student Services:

In Person:

West Lancashire College, Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LH.

By Phone: (01695) 52300

By Email: enquiries@westlancs.ac.uk

By Post: Student Services, West Lancashire College, Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale WN8 6LH.

Website: www.westlancs.ac.uk

To view a printable version of this course leaflet, please click here

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this leaflet is correct at the time of printing. We reserve the right however, to make alterations or amendments to the information contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient numbers.