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Introduction to Law Studies Level 3

Open Study College
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899 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

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?

Expenses



Pay Now: GBP 899.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 149.85 with a deposit of GBP
99.90 totalling 999

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