Contract Law Essentials for Business Managers

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Contracts Administration and Management

Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

This course aims to equip learners with knowledge and understanding of the key principles of contract law, such as: validity of contract; terms of contract; vitiating elements that affect the validity of the contract; the ways in which the contract can come to an end and remedies for breach of contract available.

Learners will gain an appreciation to the significance of contract law in commercial, consumer and social contexts.

Course Content


  • Why do we need contract law
  • The origins of contract law
  • Freedom of contract
  • Contract and fairness

The formation of a contract

  • Introduction
  • Offer & acceptance
  • Certainty
  • Intention to create legal relations
  • Capacity
  • Consideration

The contents of a contract

  • Introduction
  • Terms of a contract
  • Unfair contract terms

Vitiating factors

  • Introduction
  • Misrepresentation
  • Mistake
  • Illegality
  • Duress & Influence

The rights and liabilities of third parties

  • Introduction

Discharge & remedies

  • Discharge of a contract
  • Remedies

Consumer contracts

  • Consumer contracts
  • Liability For Negligence
  • Unfair terms in consumer contracts
  • Clarity and Intelligibility
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the principles of formation of agreements

  1. Distinguish between an offer and an invitation to treat
  2. Identify and explain the legal rules applicable to acceptance of an offer
  3. Assess the requirements for a valid consideration

2.  Understand the rules that govern the content of a contract

  1. Compare and contrast terms and representations
  2. Identify the sources of contractual terms
  3. Distinguish between conditions, warranties and innominate terms

3.  Understand the vitiating elements that may affect the validity of a contract

  1. Identify the elements of actionable misrepresentation
  2. Differentiate between fraudulent, negligent and innocent misrepresentation
  3. Analyse the development of the doctrine of duress

4.  Understand how a contract can be discharged

  1. Explain the different ways in which a contract can be terminated
  2. Examine the difference between breach of conditions, warranties and innominate terms
  3. Examine the doctrine of frustration

5.  Understand the remedies available for breach of contract

  1. Distinguish between liquidated and unliquidated damages
  2. Assess the aim of damages Contract Law
  3. Compare and contrast the different measures used for assessing damages
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Unlimited personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forums
  • Assignment marking and feedback
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You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

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