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Criminal Law


About This Course

This unit will equip learners with knowledge of the general foundations of criminal liability and with understanding of the major types of offences and their constituent elements. The unit aims to enable learners to determine whether specific offences have been committed and whether any defences may be applicable. Learners will explore the aims and nature of criminal law and its function as a protector of the State.


  • Learners who have demonstrated some ability and possess qualifications at Level 3 or high school equivalent award
  • Should be at least 18 years old
  • Learning Outcome

  • Understand aims and general principles of criminal law
  • Understand the elements of the different offences against a person
  • Understand property offences
  • Understand the general principles of inchoate offences.
  • Understand the nature and application of defences.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is included in the cost of my programme?

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with online sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online community learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Am I eligible for this programme?

    You are eligible if you meet our stipulated entry requirements.

    Will there be an interview?

    There is no interview process. You will have to fill out a short application form to make sure you meet the criteria.