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Education in Great Britain. Bournemouth Business School International - Legal Studies, European & Commercial Law - 12-week Certificate Course


The Legal Studies, European and Commercial Law programmes are best suited to participants with a minimum Intermediate level of English on entry (IELTS 6.0 for the certificate; IELTS 5.5 for the higher certificate, diploma and foundation), who are seeking a professional skills programme specialising in English, and European and international commercial law. The courses are aimed at young professionals and students who are seeking a career or further study in law-related fields and require proficiency in English. Depending on the options selected by students, these courses lead to awards from BBSI and NCFE awards, and the City and Guilds (Vocational Key Skills Certificate).

A 12-week (1-term) certificate course (CLS 12) comprises 26 lessons weekly in English, and European and international commercial law. Students would study term 2 of the diploma programme. The course leads to BBSI and NCFE awards. The minimum language proficiency for entry is IELTS 6.0.

Course Content
Term 1: Weeks 1-12

  • 16 lessons business communication skills

  • 10 lessons English

  • 4 lessons IT Skills, or IELTS

  • Preparation/Academic Study Skills (ULS only)

  • Term 2: Weeks 13-24

  • 16 lessons in legal studies

  • 10 lessons English

  • 4 lessons IELTS Preparation/Academic Study

  • Skills (ULS only)

  • Term 3: Weeks 25-36

  • 10 lessons in legal studies

  • 6 lessons in English

  • 4 lessons IELTS Preparation/Academic Study

  • Skills (ULS only)

  • Course Elements
    Topics covered include:
    English legal system
    employment law
    human rights
    criminal law
    property law
    international law
    law of tort, including physical injury and economic loss
    sale of goods and consumer protection
    law of taxation , employment, contract and competition
    international jurisdiction
    European Union law
    company and commercial law (share and company capital, legal entities etc)

    Course Objectives
    -to develop confidence and fluency in the language beyond intermediate level
    -to develop effective business and professional communication skills
    -to build appropriate legal vocabulary
    -to develop a practical understanding of international, European law and legal procedure
    -to develop an understanding of current international legal theory and practice
    -to prepare students for university degree courses related to law and legal studies fields
    -to prepare students for the IELTS examination
    -to prepare students for the optional ECDL qualification
    Learning Outcomes
    Students with good attendance and who complete all assignments can expect to achieve a minimum language level of IELTS 6.5/7.0. They will also be able to function effectively in English in a professional legal and business environment, and will have acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of international law, business law and legal systems procedures.

    City & Guilds Vocational Key Skills Certificate (Level 3) examinations (continual assessment - Term 1):

  • Communications Skills

  • Application of Number

  • IT

  • NCFE (continual assessment throughout)

  • Optional Examinations


  • ECDL

  • Articles