Certificate in Employment Law – LVL 7

Start date: 25 September 2019

Duration: 1 semester

Location: DKIT

Certificate: Certificate level 7

Cost: €400 (€500 for Non Chamber & Non Network Members)

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

A bewildering variety of employment legislation has been passed in the last four decades dealing with virtually every aspect of the employment relationship, ranging from part-time and fixed-term work, equality and discrimination, bullying and harassment to whistle-blowing and minimum pay. As a result of the explosion in employment legislation, as well as the changing nature of contemporary work, the area has become somewhat fragmented and confusing for anyone who must deal with the individual employee and their contract of employment.

The Certificate in Employment Law is an excellent qualification which provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage their employer's human resource requirements. This course addresses all of the important employment legislation which affects every employer and every employee today. This certificate will analyse the overarching features of the Irish employment law system, focusing on the sources of employment law, the individual contract of employment, the institutional framework for dispute referral and resolution.

Learning Outcomes

  • The Certificate in Employment Law is an excellent qualification which provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage their employer’s human resource requirements.
  • This course addresses all of the important employment legislation which affects every employer and every employee today. This certificate will analyse the overarching features of the Irish employment law system, focusing on the sources of employment law, the individual contract of employment, the institutional framework for dispute referral and resolution.

Who Is This Course For?

The aim of this certificate is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of employment law with particular reference to the individual contract of employment.

Content will focus on the legislative provisions and the appropriate adjudicating bodies that relate to the content of the individual contract of employment and the supporting compliance and enforcement provisions. Therefore this course will be of interest to employment law practitioners, i.e. employers and in particular small business owners, those working in human resource management and trade union activists; it will also be of interest to employees.

Applicants MUST already hold a QQI Level 6 qualification. 

Applicants who do not meet the minimum education requirements but are 23 years or older and have relevant work experience may still apply for consideration by the Institute. 

The interview assessment criteria will include education record, knowledge of and motivation to take the course, the relevancy of their work experience, an applicant’s career plan and how the course will support their career path will all be considered. 

Skillnet funding for this course is restricted and will be provided on a First Come First Served basis.

Modules

Topics to be covered, include:

  • An introduction to the Irish legal system
  • The contract of employment
  • Statutory employment protection
  • Unfair dismissals, including practices and procedures relating to disciplinary matters
  • Maternity, adoptive, parental and carer“s leave
  • Equality
  • Complaints, adjudication and the role of the Workplace Relations Commission and the impact of the Workplace Relations Act 2015.
  • Data Protection Law/EUGDPR and its impact on the place of employment

Applications Closing on 20/09/2019

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