Aspects of Family Law

One of seven optional Units towards your BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law.

Learners will consider the legal requirements of a valid marriage or partnership and the legal consequences and obligations that arise between the parties. Learners will also compare cohabitation rights with those of a marriage or partnership.

Learners will look at the ending of a marriage or partnership and consider the grounds for divorce and the five facts on which it is based. They will also consider the procedure for obtaining a divorce and therefore emphasise the practical side of family law.

The unit covers the law relating to children, the rights and duties of parents, Section 8 orders and emergency protection available for children, considering the ways and circumstances in which different orders can be made and the criteria used.

Finally, the current law on maintenance will be addressed.


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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law course

Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers

Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers.

Contract Law

Consumer Law

Aspects of the Law of Tort.

Aspects of Employment Law.

Aspects of Family Law

Dispute solving in the Legal System (Mandatory)

Understanding Law Making (Mandatory)

Aspects of Legal Liability (Mandatory)