• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyEdexcel


The law governs everyone and everything you do.

On this course you will look at how the law is made and who makes the law, how the criminal and civil legal systems work and criminal law.

In addition, studying law will help you to develop your problem solving skills and your written communication skills.

Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Unit 1: Civil and Criminal Court Systems

  • The Courts
  • Lawyers and Lay People
  • Their Roles
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Advice and Representation

Unit 2 : Understanding Law Making

  • The Doctrine of Judicial Precedent
  • The Rules of Statutory Interpretation
  • Statutory Law Making
  • The European Legislative Process

Unit 3: Aspects of Legal Liability

  • Elements of a Crime
  • Sentencing
  • Negligence
  • Non – Fatal Offences Against the Person

Unit 4: Fatal Offences Against the Person

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • The Evaluation of These Offences
  • Police Powers to Stop and Search and Arrest Individuals

Unit 5: Offences Against Property

  • Theft and Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Blackmail
  • Fraud
  • Criminal Damage
  • Police Powers to Search Premises and Seize Goods
  • Evaluation of these Offences and Powers

Unit 6: The Basis of the Law of Contract

  • Offer and Acceptance
  • Contract Terms
  • Vitiating Factors in a Contract
  • Remedies for Breach of Contract

September - June

Entry requirements

  • 5 or more GCSEs (not equivalents) including English and maths at grade 5 or above.

Each unit is assessed by completion of assignments set over the course of the year.

This qualification will provide you with a range of transferable skills so that you can progress onto a range of our HE courses.

Past students have progressed onto our foundation degree in Social and Public Sector Studies and then completed the BA (Hons) Social and Public Sector Development degree. After completing the degree you will be well equipped to pursue a career in the Civil Service, Police force, public service, housing advice, management, community worker, probation officer and youth work.

Past students have progressed onto our Cert. Ed: Education and Training qualification which is a professional teacher education programme that will qualify you to teach in the post-compulsory education and training sector. After completing this course students have progressed onto our BA (Hons) Education course.

After successfully completing the course, you can progress into higher education and this course will be useful to anyone looking to progress into careers such as the police, probation service or the court service.

The course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain an insight into the legal system in this country and who prefers an assignment rather than an exam based method of assessment.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form to apply for A Levels, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. You only need to apply once for A Level programmes. After receiving your application form you will be invited to attend an informal interview where you will have a chance to discuss which specific A Level subjects you would like to enrol on.

If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

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Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

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