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Education in Great Britain. Bournemouth Business School International - Legal Studies, European & Commercial Law - 36-week Diploma 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 & Guilds (Vocational Key Skills Certificate).

The 36-week (3-term) diploma course (DLS 36) comprises 26 lessons weekly. The course includes all 3 terms described and leads to BBSI and NCFE awards, plus the City and Guilds (Vocational Key Skills Certificate). The minimum language proficiency for entry is IELTS 5.5.
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