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BTEC HND in Law

Introduction

This qualification has been developed for the British College of Applied Studies (BCAS) The aim of the Pearson SRF BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Law is to enable learners to pursue a career in the legal profession in Sri Lanka. This qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by prospective law students and sets out the foundations for learners to gradually become professional lawyers in Sri Lanka. This is achieved by providing for several curricular activities like moot court practice, debate competitions, court visits, etc. This qualification aims to foster intellectual, professional and ethical development of learners while also contributing to the competencies necessary for an effective career as a legal professional. On successful completion of the Pearson SRF BTEC HND Diploma in Law, learners may be eligible to transfer on to the various degree programs offered by the University of Wolverhampton. A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) holder is then eligible to enrol with the Sri Lanka Law College to pursue Attorney-at-Law examinations to become a lawyer in Sri Lanka.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
Professional Development for Strategic Managers
Strategic Change Management
Strategic Marketing Management
Strategic Human Resources Management
Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
Criminal Evidence This module aims to develop a critical knowledge and understanding of the law of criminal evidence and, in particular, how it operates in practice.
This will include examination of such fundamental principles as the burden of proof, the right to silence, the privilege against self-incrimination, legal professional privilege, identification evidence, the exclusion of improperly obtained evidence and opinion evidence.
Equity and Trusts This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles underpinning equity and trusts.
be particular focus on the nature and creation of express private trusts, formality requirements, secret trusts and the administration of trusts, including the powers and duties of trustees. Study will be based around thorough analysis of the relevant case law.
International Trade and Finance Law The module aims to give you a contextual understanding of how different contracts interlock to bring about an international trade transaction.
The studies cover general principles and key topics relating to international sale of goods, international carriage of goods, cargo insurance, and payment and financing in international trade.
to which the law has to adapt legal principles to address some of the novel legal problems created by modern commercial practice is explored.
Contemporary Issues in European Law The module provides the opportunity to examine the relationship between the European Union and national legal orders through the exploration of the principles of direct effect, supremacy of EU Law and the ability to claim damages for breaches of EU law through the doctrine of state liability.
Emphasis will be placed on substantive aspects of the European Union, its internal market and the social dimension of European integration through scrutiny of the effectiveness of existing freedoms, rights and obligations under EU law and how they apply to individuals, business and governments both within and outside the European Union.
Study of the free movement of goods, fiscal and non-fiscal barriers to cross-border trade, and free movement of workers will also be involved, addressing the legal framework underpinning economic migration between Member States, competition and equal treatment of men and women in employment.
Company Law The module aims to convey the fundamental principles of company law in respect of the creation and constitution of the limited company.
As such, the module seeks to convey the study of the conceptual formation and significance of the registered company in the context of the relevant companies’ legislation.
English Communication Skills for Law English communication skills are vital for law students to prosper in the legal profession both as an academia and a practitioner.
As such law students require a range of skills to be in par with the requirements of the profession.
will therefore broadly cover writing, reading, listening and speaking skills required of a law student.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

GCE O/L Results 6 simple passes
Age 16+