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Tuesday 30 May 2017

Certificate in Employment Law (NFQ Level 7)

Course Details

Special Note:


Course Fees: €790.00
NFQ Level: 7
ECTS Credits: 10
Course Code: DK_BCETL_7
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Course Presentation

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 whistleblowing 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.

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. 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 carers’ leave
  • Equality
  • Complaints, adjudication and the role of the Workplace Relations Commission and the impact of the Workplace Relations Act 2015

Awarding Body

Dundalk Institute of Technology / QQI Level 7 - Special Purpose Award (10 credits)

Who Should Apply?

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. Thus, this programme 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 representatives; it will also be of interest to employees.

How To Apply

Enrol online via the Green button above.

Course Duration

One semester, with attendance required on one evening per week (3 hours).
Classes will be supported by blended learning and significant on-line material.
Assessment will be based on course work (i.e. two assignments).

Starting Date

Wednesday 27th September at 6.30pm (subject to demand)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must already hold a Level 6 qualification.

Applicants aged 23 years or over since January 1st and who do not have at least a Level 6 award may be interviewed. The interview assessment criteria will include education record, knowledge of and motivation to take the programme, the relevancy of their work experience, an applicant’s career plan and how the programme will support their career path will all be considered.

Fees Information


PLEASE NOTE WE OFFER AN EARLY BIRD 10% DISCOUNT IF YOU ENROL BY 31st MAY (€711 payable instead of  €790 - a saving of €79!)

Further Information

Professor Colette Henry
Head of School of Business & Humanities
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co Louth

Phone: 042-9370253
Email: colette.henry@dkit.ie

Lifelong Learning Centre,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Call: 042-9370290
Fax: 042-9370291
Email: parttime@dkit.ie