Course overviewThe Extended Certificate in Applied Law is a unique qualification in the legal sector, providing an excellent introduction to law and giving you an edge when progressing to higher education and employment.
The aim of the course is to explore the underlying framework of the law via a wide variety of legal topics, broken into four units, they are:
Dispute Solving in Civil Law which includes civil dispute resolution, enforcement of civil law and how judicial precedent works.
Investigating Aspects of Criminal Law and the Legal System, including exploring how statutory rules are made and interpreted and how legislation is made outside of Parliament.
Applying the Law and Aspects of Tort Law which includes general defences in criminal law and police powers.
As well as an excellent understanding of the law, you will also develop key and essential employability skills including problem-solving, communication, negotiation, self-management, resilience and presentation.
If you are looking to enter Higher Education then the course provides skills that are vital for success at university including the ability to learn independently, the ability to research actively and methodically and being able to give presentations.
Much of the subject matter is approached through class discussion, the use of video material, internet activities, text books and reference to topical events. You will be given a course handbook that contains information, activities and homework tasks to be completed. You will be encouraged to draw on your own experiences in order to look at the world and analyse current affairs within a legal framework.
This course is designed to be studied alongside two A Levels and combines well with subjects such as Business, Economics, English, History, Politics and Psychology.
What else do I need to know?The Law department is a very innovative department and makes comprehensive use of the college Virtual Learning Environment (i-Site). All materials including online text books, online law journals, Twitter, revision booklets and MP3 revision files can be accessed by all learners via the Internet. In addition to the classroom activities, the Law department runs an annual study visit to London and has a number of guest speakers to visit the college such as solicitors, barristers and the CPS to provide career advice.
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What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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