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Introduction to English Law Level 3

Course Code: OSC1035
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

English Law has endured fascinating developments over the years and remains a useful and interesting subject area.

This course will enable you to:

  • Gain an understanding of the principles and practice of English law
  • Understand the different ways in which laws are created, with knowledge of how laws are interpreted
  • Become familiar with the four main areas of law: family law, criminal law, tort law, and contract law

All course materials will be delivered to you by post, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • 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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    The Introduction to English Law course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    This course has been designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course manual, assignments, a study guide and a stationery pack, as well as full tutor support by email.

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate 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 course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has 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 course 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 course 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.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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