Introduction to English Law Level 3

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This course is an excellent way to gain an understanding of the way the law works in the UK. It is divided into 4 sections, giving you a grounding in Contract Law, Tort Law, Criminal Law and Family Law. This could easily lead to a career as a legal secretary.

Introduction to English Law Level 3

Introduction to English Law Level 3

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About This Course

Our Introduction to English Law Level 3 course has been developed to help you boost your career opportunities by developing your knowledge on the useful and fascinating subject of English law, from the comfort of your own home.

This course will give you a solid understanding of the principles and practices of English law and develop your understanding of how laws are created and interpreted.

Our course delivers insight into the four major areas of English Law; criminal law, family law, tort law and contract law.

This course can be started at any time and as you have an entire year to complete your studies you can fit your learning in around your lifestyle without the added pressure of deadlines.

We deliver all your course materials by post or email to make getting started as easy as possible. You will receive support and encouragement throughout the course from our approachable and experienced tutors. Completed coursework is simply sent by email for marking.

Course Units

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


No external examination is required for our Introduction to English Law Level 3 course. You will be assessed through a series of written assignments that are submitted to your tutor for marking.

Required Knowledge

No previous knowledge of English law is needed to enrol on this course

Awarding Body

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme (QLS). QLS endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that the course has undergone external quality checks by the awarding body to ensure it meets a high standard.

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 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.


We deliver all course materials and a comprehensive study guide to you. You will benefit from the support of your own personal tutor who can be contacted by email at any time throughout your studies Further support is available from our dedicated student support team.

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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!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can 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 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply 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 doesn’t pass first time, you can retry 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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    Finding this course very interesting, quickly working my way through each unit gaining a lot of knowledge along the way. Tutor support has been spot on, very quick response when needed. Would most definitely recommend this course if your thinking of going down the law route.


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    Just completed my English Law Level 3 course and have enjoyed it very much. Would like to thank my tutor for her continued support throughout.


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