INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACTS IN PRIVATE SECURITY
A contract is an agreement between two or more parties for the provision of goods and services. Contracts are legally binding agreements. This means that should a party to a contract fail to perform their obligations as stated in the contract, they may face legal consequences.
To avoid inconveniences caused by these consequences, one must understand all the dynamics of contracts and the legal requirements as provided for in the law.
This course takes learners through these dynamics, uncovering details on various concepts, terms, and legalities of contracts. The course begins by explaining the formation of contracts, where it defines the term ‘contract,’ explores the process of making and accepting offers of contracts, and highlighting the important things one ought to note on the acceptance of offers.
It also uncovers the concepts of contractual consideration, contractual intention, and the form which contracts should assume. The course then proceeds to explore the contents of contracts by explaining both express and implied terms in contracts.
Importantly, the course covers the various ways that contracts may end and concludes by making application of the dimensions mentioned earlier and principles to employment and commercial situations.
It relates the principles applied in employment and commercial contracts to the Kenyan law, making the two applications relevant to Kenyan situations in the current times.
By the end of this course, learners should be able;
- To tell the meaning of a contract and where contracts apply.
- To discuss the process of making and accepting contractual offers.
- To tell and discuss the important things to note on acceptance of contractual offers.
- To define contractual consideration and discuss the important things to note on consideration.
- To describe contractual intention.
- To highlight and discuss the form in which contracts are made.
- To differentiate between implied and express terms of a contract.
- To understand the various means by which a contract ends.
- To explain damages and remedies available for breach of contracts.
- To apply the above principles to commercial contracts.
- To apply the above principles to employment contracts.
- Formation of a Contract: Part 1
- Formation of a Contract: Part 2
- Contents of a Contract
- End of a Contract
- Commercial Contracts
- Contracts of Employment
Assessment & Certification
This course has various forms of assessment
- Quiz; A scenario-based multiple-choice quiz. This comes at the end of every lesson. It is good for checking your knowledge. It is not compulsory.
- Assessment; Multiple-choice questions at the end of the Module based on the content in each lesson. You have to take this to proceed to the next Module
- Final Exam; a timed multiple-choice exam covering questions from every lesson. It is a must-do for certification.
Certification is by Elite Academy and Britannia Qualifications & Awards.
This course is in the eLearning format. All applicants for this course should meet the following criteria:-
- The learner must be 21 years and above
- The learner must be fluent in English
- The learner should have basic computer skills.
- Suitable for business owners, managers or directors, and contract workers.
Suitable for all levels; Beginner, Intermediate or Expert