Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business

One of the Mandatory Units which count towards your BTEC level 4 HNC in Business.

• Aim
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of aspects of the law of contract and tort and the skill to apply them, particularly in business situations.
• Unit abstract
The unit introduces the law of contract, with a particular emphasis on the formation and operation of business contracts. Learners are encouraged to explore the content of these agreements and then develop skills relating to the practical application of business contracts, including offer, acceptance, intention, consideration and capacity. Relevant case law examples will be covered. Learners will consider when liability in contract arises, the nature of the obligations on both sides of the contract, and the availability of remedies when a contract is not fulfilled in accordance with its terms.
Additionally, the unit will enable learners to understand how the law of tort differs from the law of contract and examine issues of liability in negligence relating to business and how to avoid it.

• Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this unit a learner will:
1 Understand the essential elements of a valid contract in a business context
2 Be able to apply the elements of a contract in business situations
3 Understand principles of liability in negligence in business activities
4 Be able to apply the principles of liability in negligence in business situations.


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