Introduction to Law Studies Level 3

Course code: OSC1132
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Gain a detailed insight into English, criminal and employment law with this three-course bundle.

  • Understand English law and how laws are formed.
  • Explore employment law and look at discrimination cases, including direct and indirect.
  • Gain an insight into criminal law and look at cases for assaults, theft and murder.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course Overview

This bundle is perfect for those who wish to develop a sound knowledge base about English, criminal and employment law.
This bundle is also ideal for students who are working in a law role and want to boost their knowledge and skill, or those who want to kick-start their career in law.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years

Study Hours

Approximately 240 hours

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments

Course Content

Introduction to English Law Level 3

  • Criminal and civil law
  • Criminal cases
  • Civil cases
  • The high court
  • Criminal appeals
  • Civil appeals
  • Legal personnel
  • Regulation
  • Judges, magistrates and juries
  • The crown prosecution service
  • Tribunal
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Finance of advice and representation
  • Legal aid
  • Other sources of advice and assistance
  • Common law
  • Precedent
  • Law reporting
  • Legislation
  • Statutory interpretation
  • European union law
  • Institutions of the European Union
  • Negligence
  • Breach of the duty of care
  • Remedies
  • Damages
  • Injunctions
  • Elements of crime
  • Elements of criminal liability
  • Non-fatal violence offences
  • Sentencing
  • Terminology
  • Contract formalities
  • Contractual terms
  • Vitiating factors
  • Discharge of contract
  • Sale of Goods Act 1979
  • Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982
  • Other statutory protection
  • Legal obligations of relationships
  • Requirements for a valid marriage
  • Requirements for a valid civil partnership
  • The Gender Recognition Act 2004
  • Void and voidable marriages
  • Divorce
  • Dissolution of a civil partnership
  • Financial relief
  • Law relating to children
  • Disputes between private individuals concerning the upbringing of children
  • Local authorities
  • Child maintenance and the child support agency

Introduction to Criminal Law Level 3

  • Criminal law
  • Sources of criminal law
  • Precedent
  • Ratio decidendi and obiter dicta
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Elements of criminal liability
  • Mens rea and actus reus
  • Specific and basic intent crimes
  • The criminal court system
  • The magistrates court and the crown court
  • Appeals
  • The legal profession: judges, magistrates and juries
  • The crown prosecution service
  • Sentencing
  • Types of sentence
  • Legal aid for criminal cases
  • The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • Stop and search
  • Search of premises
  • Arrest
  • Time limits relating to detention
  • Custody officer
  • Rights of the detained person
  • Fingerprints and body samples
  • Out of court disposal
  • Complaints against the police
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Blackmail
  • Fraud
  • Damage to property
  • Simple criminal damage
  • Aggravated criminal damage
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Offences against the Person Act 1861
  • Wounding
  • Psychiatric injury
  • Actual and grievous bodily harm
  • Law in action
  • General defences
  • Law reform
  • Murder
  • Causation
  • Mens rea of murder
  • The actus reus of murder
  • Joint enterprise
  • Partial defences to murder
  • Manslaughter (voluntary and involuntary)
  • Gross negligence manslaughter

Employment Law Level 3

  • Sources of UK Employment Law
  • Relevant Law Statutes and Statutory Instruments
  • The Common Law and Precedent
  • The Law of Contract
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • European Union Law
  • Courts of Law
  • Employment Tribunals
  • ACAS and Arbitration
  • Resolutions of Employment Claims
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Gaining Trade Union Recognition
  • Development of Trade Unions
  • Current Law Relating to Industrial Action
  • The Trade Union Rulebook
  • Law or Fact
  • Self-Employment
  • Implied Contracts and Worker Status
  • Consequences of Employment Status
  • The Common Law and the Contract of Employment
  • Illegality
  • The Principal Statement
  • Ending the Contract of Employment
  • Breach of Contract
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Law, the Courts and Tribunals
  • Legislation
  • Types of discrimination: direct and indirect
  • Discrimination by association
  • Harassment
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Victimisation
  • Protected Characteristics
  • Race discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender
  • Religion and Belief
  • Age
  • Burden of Proof
  • Genuine Occupational Requirements (GOR)
  • Redundancy
  • Courts, Tribunals and Redundancy
  • Statutory Redundancy Pay
  • Rights to Alternative Employment
  • Selecting an employee for redundancy
  • Collective redundancy
  • Transfer of Undertaking
  • Service Provision Change
  • Relevant Transfer
  • TUPE: when does it apply?
Extra Info

Assessment

This bundle is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive two years tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 240 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive three Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.

This course has been benchmarked at level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. It is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

• Dedicated personal tutor support
• Dedicated student support
• Assignment marking and feedback
• FREE TOTUM card (formerly NUS)
• FREE CV writing service
• FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
• Comprehensive study guide
• Open Study College pen and highlighter
• Student study planner
• Student notebook
• Document wallet

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

No, everything you need is included in the price!

Once we receive your work, we will mark it and return it to you.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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