Course Details

This course provides the opportunity to study a subsidiary diploma in Law alongside a certificate in Criminology to achieve 90 credits in Criminology & Law. You will study Dispute Solving in Civil Law, Criminal Law, The English Legal System, Contract Law and Tort Law which will provide you with the underpinning knowledge of a variety of areas within the legal system. For Criminology, you will also study the wider impact of crime in society as well as exploring how society and the media can cause a change in attitude to particular offences.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English, or completion of a recognised alternative qualification, such as First Diploma in Business at merit level plus English and Maths GCSE Grade C and above or equivalent.

Career options

This is therefore a challenging, rewarding and fast moving course, which can provide the student with progression to the second year where you will gain a further 90 credits in Business. Once completed, this can lead to university. Alternatively, there can be a progression onto an apprenticeship.

Edexcel Level 3 NEC in Law

Five highlights

  • 1 Learners will practice and learn key skills in Criminology and Law
  • 2 Our department has excellent links with local employers
  • 3 Learners have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience
  • 4 This course delivers a range of units on Criminology and Law scenarios
  • 5 This course prepares learners for employment and future study

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Law & Criminology

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Course code Location Course length Start date
BUS724CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

For the Criminology aspect, students will study Changing Awareness of Crime and Changing Criminological Theories. In Law, students will study Dispute Solving in Civil Law, Investigating Criminal Law and the English Legal System plus other specific areas of law. The course is approximately 2/3 Law based and 1/3 based on Criminology with the opportunity to extend learning after this course through apprenticeships or with undertaking another course in Business. Students will develop their functional skills, undertake work placement and have the opportunity to participate in course related visits, residential and vocational projects with local employers.

How will I be taught?

You will have the opportunity to take part in group as well as individual activities. You will have the chance to examine the current law, case studies and example activities to discover how the course content relates to the skills and experiences that could be transferred into future careers.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through examinations which will be for two units of Law and one unit of Criminology. The remaining units will be assessed using coursework which can include written reports, presentations and role-plays.

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