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Business Law Level 4

Course Code: OSC1048
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

Develop a solid understanding of Business Law, from home!

  • Identify the principles of English Law and how the English Legal system operates
  • Discover the sources of law, the roles of different courts, and the different personnel that work in the legal system
  • Understand the different types of business structure and their benefits
  • Become fully confident in your understanding of business law and how it relates to consumers and business owners

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

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: The English Legal System
    • Criminal law
    • Civil law
    • Sources of law
    • Common law and equity
    • Courts of law
    • Tribunals and appeals
    • Dispute resolution
    • Legal personnel
    • Precedent and rules of interpretation
    Unit 2: Company Law
    • What is a business?
    • Types of business
    • Shares and shareholders
    • Directors
    • Meetings and company records
    • Financial difficulties
    • Types of liquidation
    Unit 3: The Law of Contract
    • Terminology
    • Contract formalities
    • Contractual terms
    • Unfair terms in Consumer Contract Regulations 1999
    • Discharge of contract
  • Unit 4: The Law of Tort
    • Negligence
    • The duty of care
    • Causation
    • Other torts
    • Defences
    • Remedies
    Unit 5: Employment Law
    • Sources of law
    • Employment tribunals
    • ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
    • Employment status
    • Workers
    • Terminology
    • Discrimination
    • Data Protection Act
    Unit 6: European Law
    • Key treaties
    • Institutions of the European Union
    • Sources of European Law
    • Supremacy of European Law
    • Direct effect
    • Emanation of the state
    • Liability of the state
    • The internal market

Other Information

  • Assessment

    The Business Law course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is 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 120 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

    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 or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    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 4 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?

No previous knowledge or skills are required to enrol onto this course.

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

* Not included with the online study option

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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