1Course Overview

Introduction to Law Studies Level 3

Course code: OSC1132

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Gain a detailed insight into law with this 3 course bundle, from home!

This bundle is perfect for those who wish to develop a sound knowledge base about English, criminal and employment law.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in law, this bundle is ideal for:

  • Students who are working in a law role and want to boost their knowledge and skills
  • Those who want to kick-start their career in law

This bundle enables you to:

  • Understand English law and recognise how the law is made
  • 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
  • Study from home, at your own pace
20% off selected courses - Until 22nd January
2Course Content

Introduction to English Law level 3:

 

Unit 1: Dispute Solving in the Legal System
  • 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
Unit 2: Understanding Law Making
  • Common law
  • Precedent
  • Law reporting
  • Legislation
  • Statutory interpretation
  • European Union Law
  • Institutions of the European Union
Unit 3: Aspects of Legal Liability
  • Negligence
  • Breach of the duty of care
  • Remedies
  • Damages
  • Injunctions
  • Elements of crime
  • Elements of criminal liability
  • Non-fatal violence offences
  • Sentencing
Unit 4: Contract Law
  • Terminology
  • Contract formalities
  • Contractual terms
  • Vitiating factors
  • Discharge of contract
Unit 5: Consumer Law
  • Sale of Goods Act 1979
  • Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982
  • Other statutory protection
Unit 6: Aspects of Family Law
  • 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:

 

Unit 1: General Principles of Criminal Liability
  • 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
Unit 2: The Courts and Access to Legal Advice
  • 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
Unit 3: Police Powers
  • 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
Unit 4: Property Offences
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Blackmail
  • Fraud
  • Damage to Property
  • Simple criminal damage
  • Aggravated criminal damage
Unit 5: Non-Fatal Violence Offences Against the Person
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Offences against the Person Act 1861
  • Wounding
  • Psychiatric injury
  • Actual and Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Law in Action
  • General Defences
  • Law Reform
Unit 6: Unlawful Homicide
  • 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:

 

Unit 1: Sources and Institutions of Employment Law
  • 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
Unit 2: Collective Labour Law
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Gaining Trade Union Recognition
  • Development of Trade Unions
  • Current Law Relating to Industrial Action
  • The Trade Union Rulebook
Unit 3: Employment Status and the Contract of Employment
  • 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
Unit 4: Terminating the Contract
  • Ending the Contract of Employment
  • Breach of Contract
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Law, the Courts and Tribunals
Unit 5: Discrimination in Employment
  • 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)
Unit 6: Redundancy and Transfer of Undertaking
  • 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?
3Other Information
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 bundle successful learners will receive 3 Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The bundle itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The courses included in the bundle have been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this bundle alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The courses’ depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

Is there a time limit for the completion of 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.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Do I have to sit an exam?

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

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificates.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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