Business Law Level 4


This course is a great way to boost your career in a business. Whether you aspire to getting in on ‘the ground floor’, being promoted to management or setting off on your own as a consultant, this course will teach you the business and people skills you need to succeed.

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About This Course

Do you have a passion for law and want to know more about how the English Legal System operates? Or maybe you own a business and want to understand the different types of business structures and their benefits? No matter your reasons, you can enrol onto our Business Law Level 4 course and walk away with an arsenal of knowledge.

All of our courses are designed for home study. This means, from the comfort of your own home, you can develop a deeper understanding of Business Law; learn how to identify the principles of English Law, AND also discover the sources of law, the roles of different courts, and the various personnel who work within the legal system.

This course truly covers all of the bases, whilst offering you the freedom to learn without having to enter a classroom.

And this is fantastic news if work, social or family obligations are preventing you from getting back into education, as you can register onto this course and easily mould it to work around you.

In fact, as you’ll be given a full year to complete this course, you can easily spread out your 120 hours of study time, and learn at a pace that is right for you! Fast, slow, morning or night… you can adapt this course to suit your study preferences and achieve a healthy work-study balance.

We will even send your course materials straight to your door or inbox!

So if you are interested in learning more about Business Law and how it relates to consumers and business owners; then why not sign up for this course today? In just 120 hours, you’ll walk away with the tools, the knowledge and the resources to better protect your business.

Course Benefits

Split into 6 informative units; by the end of this one year course you will have a greater comprehension of the English Legal System, but also Company Law, the Law of Contract, the Law of Tort, Employment Law and European Law.

In fact, with this knowledge under your belt, you will confidently be able to deal with consumers, employees and other businesses, and ensure the law is upheld.

Our written assignments can similarly help you to develop your theoretical knowledge, as you’ll be able to demonstrate your understanding of the course materials by applying them to potential scenarios you may face in the workplace.

With this course you’ll:

  • Achieve a better understanding of Business Law, contracts and the influences other countries can have on your business offerings
  • Be able to learn at a time, pace and location of your choosing – we will send all of your course materials straight to your door or inbox
  • Be able to achieve a healthy-work study balance with minimal impact to your work, family or social obligations
  • Develop your higher level of comprehension and competency on the different elements of law, the legal system and the use of courts
  • Have access to an instant support network – you can take advantage of our personal tutors and Student Support Team at a click of a button


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


This Business Law course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the subjects taught on the course syllabus. These will need to be submitted to your tutor for marking, whereupon they will provide you with valuable advice and feedback.

Please Note: No external examinations are required.

You will have the chance to re-submit your assignments as needed with no additional cost. Each assignment will be marked by your tutor, who will provide advice to improve upon the assignment if required.

Required Knowledge

No previous knowledge or skills are needed in order to enrol onto this course, making it ideal for those with a natural interest in Business Law or for those considering further education in this niche.

Awarding Body

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa 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 defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 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 & Certa 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 and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Whilst we may specialise in the provision of distance learning courses, never do you have to feel alone or isolated in your studies. Instead, you can trust that from the moment you enrol you will be surrounded by a strong network of support that will go above and beyond to assist your studies.

From our comprehensive course guides, course materials and resources, to our informative personal tutors; for the full duration of your studies you can benefit from years of industry knowledge and experience, and use it to maximise your learning experience.

Our personal tutors are experts in their field, and are readily available to answer, guide and inform your studies as you work your way through our course materials.

Our Student Support Team are similarly highly trained and – at a click of a button – will happily provide you with the answers you seek.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

This is a fully endorsed qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 12 month period.

Unlike other providers, there are no credit checks or application forms to complete during enrolment.

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment is not up to scratch you can re-try as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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