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Advocacy in the Youth Court Update

Data Law Limited


£72 inc VAT
Or £24.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Have a more practical understanding of how the youth court works and appreciate the importance of keeping up to date with new offences and new sentences available to the Court
  • • Understand the importance of Sentencing Guidelines and be aware of the circumstances in which you might be required to assist the Court in the area of sentencing
  • • Appreciate the difference between persistent and non-persistent offenders
  • • Have considered the best advice to give to the client concerning the possible sentence
  • • Be able to recognise circumstances in which the client, upon plea, could possibly face a committal for sentence
  • • Feel confident when certain things are sprung upon you, as they often are at Court!

What is the target audience?

  • Qualified criminal practitioners


Essential for anyone involved in advising in the area of Youth Court work, this 20-minute bite-size session will:

• Explain the important Sections of the PCC (S) A 2000
• Ensure viewers understand the definition of a ‘persistent offender’
• Consider issues relating to probationary drivers
• Offer an easily digestible approach to the various types of remand
• Consider both Section 240 and 240A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003
• Deal with youth rehabilitation orders and the breach of such orders
• Explore the circumstances in which a youth may be committed for sentence or remitted for sentence
• Ensure that practitioners are aware of the importance of sentencing guidelines

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.