Understand the legal requirements for a valid contract.

The following topics form part of the BTEC Unit Aspects of Contract and Business Law.

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the operation of the law of contract as it applies to businesses. Learners will apply the law to business and consumer situations and consider the meaning and effect of standard form contracts.

Understand the legal requirements for a valid contract:

Contracts: definition; types; verbal, written, standard form; offers – distinguishing invitations to treat;counter-offers; communication of offers; acceptance; the battle of the forms; consideration and the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999; application of requirements.

Factors which invalidate/vitiate: misrepresentation.





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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business course

Aspects of Contract and Business Law

Aspects of Civil Liability for Business

Aspects of the Legal System and Law-making Process

Aspects of Criminal Law Relating to Business

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