Law Extended Certificate

This course is delivered over two years, and is equivalent to one A Level. The course consists of three mandatory and one specialist unit:

Unit 1 – The mandatory units provide learners with an introduction to Dispute Solving in the Legal System
Unit 2 – Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
Unit 3 – Applying the Law
Unit 6 – The specialist unit allows the student to understand the rules of Contract Law

The qualification is suited to learners who want to experience vocational education involving production of coursework based assignments throughout the year. Students in 2016-17 have been offered the opportunity to visit local law courts during their study, to the Supreme Court and Royal Courts of Justice in London and will hopefully benefit from visiting speakers from a range of legal professions.

Each year we rotate enrichment to provide the most relevant and up to date experience possible. New for 2016-17 was the collaboration with the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University who now facilitate, as part of the College’s BTEC Applied Law course, the opportunity for all students to take part in a one-day legal skills masterclass to work towards presenting a mock trial based on a fictitious case. Students receive tuition and feedback from legal academics and practitioners, and this provides a unique opportunity to benefit from the training that most students of Law do not receive until post-graduate level. This opportunity has been developed to ensure that students have direct interaction with practising members of the legal profession, to embed employability skills and provide the best possible experience from which to progress.