Dispute solving in the Legal System (Mandatory)

One of three mandatory Units which count towards your BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law.

An understanding of how and where disputes are solved is an important basis for studying any area of law. It is important that learners understand the difference between civil and criminal law, and how this determines where disputes are resolved.

The first learning outcome explores the structure and framework of the courts and the fundamental difference between civil and criminal courts. The second learning outcome looks at the personnel involved in the administration of the law and the types of cases heard in the various courts. The third learning outcome considers alternative forums for dealing with disputes, outside the court structure, and the fourth learning outcome considers the finance of advice and representation.

The purpose of the unit is to help learners understand that the English legal system is essentially practical in nature and provides solutions to everyday problems. The unit is intended to develop the learner’s knowledge of the courts structure, both civil and criminal, the relevant routes of appeal, and alternative dispute resolution.

Learners will also develop an understanding of those who serve the courts in both a professional and lay capacity and of the role of legal professions.


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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)