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Paralegal Distance Learning Course | Level 4 The Law of Tort (General Principles of Law)

Law of Tort - Single Unit 

This unit forms part of our Level 4 -  Dipolma in Studies. It is available to study as a single unit. 


Course Fees

Single Subjects £475 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £175 followed by three instalments of £100

Full Course £1380 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £360 and six monthly instalments of £170


• All course material

• Assignment and test marking

• Full tutorial support

• Certificate on completion



The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the practical skills to understand the rules requiring persons to have a duty of care towards other persons and to compensate others if there has been a breach of that duty of care. It will also provide awareness of which infringements constitute a tort in law and the remedies that are available for such infringements

  • The Nature and Liability in Tort: including fault based liability, strict liability, the doctrine in Ryland-v-Fletcher, vicarious liability and limitation of actions

  • Negligence: including duty and standard of care; contributory negligence; res ipsa loquitor; proof of damage and negligent mis-statement

  • Nuisance: including public nuisance, private nuisance, defences and remedies Trespass to Land: including defences and remedies and occupiers liability. An awareness of Trespass to the Person - assault, battery and false imprisonment, with their defences

  • General Defences: including volenti non fit injuria, mistake, act of God, inevitable accident, Statutory authority and Novus Actus Interviens

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the type of legal rule which requires persons to compensate others as a result of their infringement of those others' rights
  • Be aware of which infringements constitute a tort in law
  • Be aware of the remedies that are available for such infringements





Assignments can be requested when the learner is ready, and once requested and sent, the Learner will have a four week period in which to complete the assignment and return by the due date.

Tutors are on hand to answer any queries that the student may have and give unlimited help and guidance if there is anything that the student may not fully understand with regard to the material.

Entry Requirements

One of the following is required or equivalent - if unsure, please contact us 0845 862 7000

NALP Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Paralegal Practice; two A' Levels; an A' Level Law; BTEC National Diploma (NVQ/GNVQ Level 3 or above);
CILEX Level 3 Qualifications; ILSPAs Legal Secretary Diploma

Mature Students Welcome (over 25) without any of the above - please contact us to confirm eligibility.
Non UK: Equivalent Qualifications - please contact us to confirm eligibility


Please Note: The NALP Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies is only available in English.
 If your first language is not English then you must be able to provide evidence that your spoken and written command of the English Language is adequate for the qualification for which you have applied. e.g. IELTS Level 6, GCSE English.