About the course
This is a second year option for those studying Business Extended Diploma. Law has an effect on everything we do: being employed, driving a car, buying a computer game or new shoes. At West Suffolk College, you will learn about a subject that will influence your entire life, gaining knowledge from staff who have real life experience in industry and a true passion for business and law.
You will need to hold GCSE maths and English at Grade C (4) or above. In your first year of your Extended Diploma, you will need to have gained top grades D*D* and have an excellent attendance and punctuality record.
Level 3 Business and Applied Law
What you'll learn (core modules)
You will gain an understanding of the English legal system learning, for example, the difference between civil and criminal law and about homicide and police powers. There will be trips to a Crown Court and/or a Magistrates' Court to watch real trials. Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.
Where will the course take me?
You may wish to go onto higher education to study a law degree or a degree with law elements. Alternative options might include continuing your studies with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, or to apply for a paralegal position.
Days & times
Starting September 2019