European Law

One of the Specialist Units which count towards your BTEC Level 5 HND in Business.

• Aim
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of European law as it relates to the United Kingdom, business and individuals.
• Unit abstract
Learners will recognise that European law has a significant impact on English law and issues of sovereignty. The institutions that create European law are explored so that the source and rationale behind it can be understood.
The effect of European law is then considered in the context of the free movement of goods, services and workers. This requires an examination of the EU legal rules which impact on persons seeking work in other member states and how business organisations are able to promote and set up branches of their business in other member states.
The unit will also allow learners to identify anti-competitive practices and how these can impact on business organisations and the individual.
• Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this unit a learner will:
1 Understand the EU institutions
2 Understand the sources of EU law and issues of sovereignty
3 Understand the European legal principles concerned with the free movement of workers
4 Understand the European provisions relating to the free movement of goods, services and establishment of businesses.


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