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Level 4 Criminal Law (General Principles of Law)

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Distance Learning Course Fee: £400 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £150 and two instalments of £125.

Course fees include ALL course material, assignment and test marking, full tutorial support, one-year NALP student membership and certificates on completion.


  • The Nature of Criminal Law: including the nature of a crime
  • distinction between crimes and Tor
  • burden of proof
  • Classification of Offences: including summary, indictable, hybrid and arrestable offences
  • Elements of a Crime: including Actus Reus, Mens Rea and Strict Liability; basic intent and specific intent, express intent and implied intent
  • General Defences including Automatism, mistake, insanity, duress and intoxication
  • Homicide: including causation in law and causation in fact
  • Murder: including its definition, malice aforethought express and implied
  • Manslaughter: including voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter, recklessness, special defences to murder - diminished responsibility, provocation, suicide pact and infanticide
  • Theft Robbery, Burglary, and Fraud

Learning outcome

  • Understand those rules of law which provide for the punishment of those who breach such laws
  • Be aware of which laws fall within this category
  • Understand how such breaches are punished



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Entry Requirements

One of the following is required:

Two A Levels; A Level Law; BTEC National Diploma (NVQ/GNVQ Level 3 or above);

CILEX Level 3 Qualifications; ILSPAs Legal Secretary Diploma;

Mature Students Welcome

Non UK: Equivalent Qualifications

A good command of written and spoken English is required.

e.g. ESOL Level 2, GCSE English.