Level 3 BTEC in Law, Business and Applied Psychology is a learner-centred, flexible, unit-based structure where theoretical knowledge is applied in project-based assessments. Focus is on holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.
This course is designed to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for a range of roles in organisations within the legal or business sector. Team working is a major feature of this course and a 'can do' attitude that enjoys creativity and innovation.
What will I learn?
An integral aspect of this course is industry specific work experience. Students attend one day per week to develop their understanding of an industry, business or law, that they are interested in.
Students are also provided with the opportunity to gain essential skills for studying at degree level, including: reading technical texts, effective writing, creative development and analytical skills.
Please note that when you apply for this course you will be enrolled onto a two year programme. You do not receive any qualification after the first year. Upon completion of the two-year course you will have studied the equivalent of three A Levels and their associated UCAS value.
As part of your Study Programme, you will attend Tutorials each week. You will need to complete GCSE Maths or English if you do not have a Grade 4 (C). Alternatively, you will complete a project such as Digital skills if you have your Grade 4 (C) in English and maths. In addition, you will complete a 45 day industry work placement.
- Dispute solving in Civil Law
- Consumer Law
- Exploring business
- English legal system
- Psychological Approaches and Applications
- Criminal and Forensic Psychology
How will I be assessed?
Continuous assessment consisting of projects and assignments will form the overall assessment scheme for this programme. There will be some externally assessed units You will be asked to produce written reports and similar, take part in individual and group presentations and role plays
To join this course, you will need five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including both English and Maths OR a relevant Level 2 qualification plus GCSE English or Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
You should be able to demonstrate an interest in the subject. Entry is also subject to an interview, basic skills screening and initial assessment.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of this course you can apply to university to study a wide range of degrees, or a higher apprenticeship or go straight into employment. You're engagement in external work experience throughout the course will be a key factor in your successful progression.
In order to complete your course you will be expected to either work in the Learning Resource Centre when you do not have lectures or spend approximately 10 hours per week completing assignments. You will be required to go on compulsory trips which will enhance your learning. Likewise you will be expected to attend any guest lectures from Legal or Business professionals.