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Course/subject: Applied Law Extended Certificate QAN: 601/9043/7

 

Location of Study: PGW – GA
Examination Board: Pearson Edexcel Qualification Size: Equivalent in size to one

A Level.

Recommended Course Entry Requirements Five GCSEs at 5 and above including English and/or BTEC qualification(s) at Level 2

 

 

Course description

 

 

 

 

 

This qualification is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the legal sector. It aims to give a coherent introduction to study of the legal sector.

 

The topics which will be covered are:

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1. Dispute Solving in Civil Law – Learners explore how civil disputes are resolved, both in the courts and by alternative means. They will examine the making and working of precedent and its application in the law of negligence.

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2. Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System – Learners research how laws are made and interpreted, who advises and decides on the outcome of criminal cases and the punishments that can be imposed if laws are broken. They will then present advice to clients on non-fatal offence case studies.

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3. Applying the law – Learners examine the law related to specific crimes, including homicide and offences against property. They will explore the police procedures for dealing with such offences.

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4. Contract Law Learners explore the legal rules governing the formation of contracts, the effect of different terms in a contract, how contracts are discharged and the remedies available.

Assessment

 

Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external, internal and synoptic.

 

1. Dispute Solving in Civil Law – This unit is assessed under supervised conditions. Learners will be given information about a case one week before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research.

The supervised assessment period is one and a half hours in one session. During the supervised assessment period, learners will be given a set task.

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2. Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System – Verbal Presentation, Leaflet & Magazine article

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3. Applying the law – This unit is assessed under supervised conditions. Learners will be given information about two cases two weeks before a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. The supervised assessment period is one session of two hours. During the supervised assessment period, learners will be given a set task that will assess their ability to explain, analyse and evaluate aspects of criminal law by applying the law to two cases.

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4. Contract – Presentation, leaflet,

Career opportunities

 

Lawyer, Paralegal, Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant, Legal Recruiter, Judge, Magistrate, Law Clerk, Court Reporter, Forensic Scientist, Law Firm Administrator, Solicitor, Police Force, Politician, Prime Minster, Detective & Barrister.
 

Subject contact

 

Mr S Uddin – uddis462@sflt.org.uk

 

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