Certificate Level: Law


To provide students with an understanding of the principles of English law. 

On completion of this module, students will be able to: 

  • explain the nature of contractual agreements, the agency relationship and the consequences of negligence; 
  • understand the legal implications of incorporation, including the roles of shareholders and directors, and the main implications of insolvency law; 
  • identify instances of criminal behaviour that may be encountered by professional accountants; and 
  • identify other key areas in which the law affects the role and work of the professional accountant. 

Course Objective and Approach:

The course is planned to prepare you for success in the Law exam. This is our key objective. We assume that you have done some preparatory work prior to the commencement of the course and that we can build on this through the duration of the course.

The course will consist of two phases – a lecture-based teaching phase and a revision phase. Lectures will follow the content of BPP course notes and will include extensive practice on questions from the ICAEW Question Bank.

You will be set assignments at the end of each lecture session. All assignments will be reviewed/ assessed by the course tutor in the following session.

One Progress Test (PT) and one Mock Exam (ME) will be issued to you to practice towards the end of the of the course. Please submit it to your tutor by the timeline set for marking.

The course is interactive and you will be encouraged to participate in class discussions.

“Completeness” is a key audit assertion. To meet the key course objective of exam success you need to be complete in your exam preparation. The course is aimed at exposure/ coverage to/ of most exam matters. You will be expected to attend all lectures and revisions, complete all course assignments and sit for and return all PT and ME answers.