Certificate/Extended Certificate in Applied law

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Course Specifics

Sixth Form
Level 3
16-18 School Leavers
1 year for the certificate and 2 years for the diploma
Interview Required:
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
Funding Assisted:
Yes - If it's your first full Level 3 and you're aged 19-23 your course is funded otherwise Advanced learner loans are available

Course overview

Law provides students with an understanding of the English legal system. It’s a good subject to choose in combination with lots of other subjects, including History, Psychology, English, Business Studies and Sociology and can also combine well with Criminology. Students often are inspired during their study of law, and quickly becomes their favourite subject as they enjoy the practical application side. You will study units including:

  • Dispute Solving in Civil Law
  • Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
  • Applying Law
  • Aspects of Family Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Contract Law
  • Aspects of Tort

This is a Level 3 course in which you’ll apply your learning through practical assessments in the form of internally assessed assignments and externally assessed tasks.

This course can be studied alongside two A Levels.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for learners who prefer a more hands on project-based course.

Entry qualifications

Ideally you will have achieved five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (including English language and maths). A relevant Level 2 qualification may also be accepted.

What other experience will I gain?

We want you to leave us with as many skills as possible to help you with you next step (as well as making your time here fun). That's why you'll also get the opportunity to take part in visits, competitions, as well as all the other college wide teams and activities. But most importantly by studying law you will develop analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills provide excellent preparation for those students who wish to progress in any career. Many of our law students enter the Sheffield Hallam University ‘Mock Trial’ competition and essay competitions which are fun as well as helping you to develop skills.

Where will this lead?

This is a recognised Level 3 qualification and does attract UCAS points. Upon successful completion, you can progress to university or go straight in to employment. Other students combine law with other subjects like business and criminology, and now Chesterfield College has its own Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice, so there are many avenues open for further study.

What are my career options?

What Ofsted say

"When I got to university, having studied A Levels at college, I felt much more prepared than my peers." Former Law student, Kadie.

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