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?