This course is available in Paper format.
The Introduction to English Law home study course is designed to introduce students to the main aspects of the English legal system and English law. This is a fascinating and interesting subject.
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Introduction to English Law
Course code: CFP06
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3
The principal aims of the course are to help the student:
- 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, Criminal, Tort and Contract
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
- Judges, Magistrates and Juries
- The Crown Prosecution Service
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Finance of advice and representation
- Legal aid
- Other sources of advice and assistance
Unit 2: Understanding Law Making
- Common law
- Law reporting
- Statutory interpretation
- European Union Law
- Institutions of the European Union
Unit 3: Aspects of Legal Liability
- Breach of the duty of care
- Elements of crime
- Elements of criminal liability
- Non-fatal violence offences
Unit 4: Contract Law
- 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
- 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
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.
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