Course Description

Employment Law (QQI Level 6)

The Open College

This QQI Employment Law course is designed to enable the learner to gain an in depth understanding of the Legislative Environment in which a modern business must survive. Learners will be aware of and be able to apply the Legislation that applies to their particular area of business.

It is designed to equip participants with knowledge of the component parts of employment law and an appreciation of how employment law principles work in practice. In addition, candidates who successfully complete this module will develop an in-depth understanding of the statutory frameworks which regulate the employer/employee relationship.


Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • develop an understanding of the sources of and rationale behind Irish employment law
  • explain the impact current legislation has on the key aspects of employment practice
  • demonstrate detailed knowledge of the characteristics of a contract of employment, including statutory and EC law regulation of the employment relationship
  • appreciate the role of law in regulating working conditions and promoting fairness, equality and best practice in the workplace
  • demonstrate awareness of the practices and procedures relating to disciplinary matters
  • describe types, legal provisions and rights relating to discrimination
  • appreciate how the law has developed to grant family friendly rights to employees
  • appreciate the legal significance of HR policies and procedures, particularly in relation to disputes or legal action
  • critically evaluate the impact of an aspect of employment law on working conditions in their own vocational area.

Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 6N4322
College Name The Open College
Course Category Employment Law, Law
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Delivery mode Distance Learning
Course Fee 359
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times This QQI Employment Law 6N4322 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Employment Law (6N4322).
Entry Requirements Level 5 or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Business / Management) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 are expected to be able to: fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. For example, this might include text and other information relating to abstract theoretical ideas, concerns or procedures, such as local planning concerns in relation to broader spatial strategy, political issues in relation to particular agenda, budget plans/ specifications. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Career Path Who should complete this course? Students who wish to obtain a general understanding of Employment Law principles and to enable them to appreciate the role of the law in their Business or work place environment, Business Owners looking to up skill their knowledge on all Employment Law and Legislations, People who wish to gain a professional, internationally recognised qualification in Law by distance learning.
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The Open College

Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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