The National Extended Certificate in Applied Law is an exciting course that aims to provide students with a coherent introduction to study of the legal sector. The programme enables students to investigate aspects of criminal law and the legal system, learn how legal disputes are solved and how to apply the law. The programme has been designed to allow students to be able to research, communicate and develop their critical- thinking skills so that they can progress into higher education or enter employment directly in the legal sector.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including a minimum of a grade 4 in English.
The programme allows students to develop their employability skills and many Law students progress into a career within the legal sector gaining an apprenticeship in Law or other related fields. Popular careers include becoming a Legal Secretary, Legal Executive or Para Legal.
Student will study the following units over two years:
Unit 01: Dispute Solving in the Legal System
Unit 02: Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System
Unit 03: Applying the Law
Unit 07: Aspects of Tort
On-going assessment will take place during the year and you will be assessed by directed study, class tests and assessments at key times throughout the year.
Three units are assessed by coursework. One unit is an external exam based on a pre-released case study.
One external exam, available to sit twice each year in January and May for unit. This assessment lasts for 1.5 hours. Learners will be given information on a case study from he exam board one week prior to the assessment.