Certificate in Employment Law (NFQ Level 7)
SPRING COURSE BOOKED OUT! NOW ENROLLING FOR AUTUMN 2017
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
- Complaints, adjudication and the role of the Workplace Relations Commission and the impact of the Workplace Relations Act 2015
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.
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).
Wednesday 27th September at 6.30pm (subject to demand)
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.
PLEASE NOTE WE OFFER AN EARLY BIRD 10% DISCOUNT IF YOU ENROL BY 1st MAY (€711 payable instead of €790 - a saving of €79!)
Professor Colette Henry
Head of School of Business & Humanities
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co Louth