UK Employment Law - CPD Accredited

CPD endorsed Certification

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20 CPD points / hours
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Employment law covers all areas of the relationship between employer and employee (minus the negotiation process, which is found under labour law and collective bargaining). This UK Employment Law course includes the latest information on the employment laws in this country and teaches you how to address employment law issues at work.

The course starts by explaining Employment law, before moving onto the latest information about Employment law in the UK.

You will see how law affects employees and employers across many sectors. As an employee, you will learn about you and your co-worker’s rights in the workplace, including health and safety issues, paternal leave, sick leave, wages, benefits and more.

So, learn UK Employment Law and secure your rights in your workplace.

Highlights of the UK Employment Law:

  • Gain a holistic understanding of the employment law of the UK.
  • Understand about immigration requirements, contractual terms, the rights during employment, and the process of termination of employment.
  • Learn how the law benefits and controls both the employers and employees in the UK.
  • Discover every aspect of the Rehabilitation of Offenders act and Discrimination Law and Equality Act 2010.
  • Focus on the key pieces of legislation, precepts concerning business transfers, collective rights, and more.
  • Explore 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code, and the Legal Professional Privilege Update.

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This course is our best yet and is suitable for anyone interested in working in this sector or who simply wants to learn more about the topic. Starting to learn about UK Employment Law today and secure your rights in your workplace.

We’ve taken this comprehensive course and broken it down into several manageable modules which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of the course. It really is a sure pathway to success.

Course Design

This course is designed with the following modules:

**Employment Law Basics**

Module 1: Introduction to Employment Law

  • Sources of the UK employment law
  • Types of worker in the UK
  • UK employment courts

Module 2: Employment Status

  • Who is a worker?
  • Who is an employee?
  • Who are self-employed and contractors?
  • Who is a director?

Module 3: Employment Contracts

  • Contract terms
  • Collective agreements
  • Written statement of employment particulars
  • What a written statement doesn’t need to include
  • Problems with a written statement

Module 4: Contract Types and Employer Responsibilities

  • full-time and part-time contracts
  • fixed-term contracts
  • agency staff
  • freelancers, consultants, contractors
  • zero-hours contracts

Module 5: Flexible Working

  • What employers must do
  • Types of flexible working
  • Writing to the employer
  • What the email or letter must include

Module 6: Overtime and Time-Off Work for Public Duties

  • Overtime pay
  • Compulsory overtime
  • Time off and paid leave: Time off in lieu (TOIL)
  • Time off work for public duties

Module 7: State Pension Age

  • Working after State Pension age
  • When you can be forced to retire
  • Claiming your pension while working
  • State Pension

**The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and Living Wage**

Module 8: Eligibility for the Minimum Wage

  • Guidance on whether a person is a worker
  • Casual or irregular work
  • Who gets the minimum wage?
  • Who are NOT entitled to the minimum wage?

Module 9: National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Rates

  • Current rates
  • Apprentices
  • Previous rates
  • Rates before April 2016

Module 10: Apprentices and Volunteers

  • Apprenticeship agreements
  • Contracts of apprenticeship
  • Work experience and internships
  • Government training schemes
  • Definition of volunteers for minimum wage purposes

Module 11: Calculating the Minimum Wage

  • Pay counted during a pay reference period for the purposes of the minimum wage
  • Allocating annual bonuses
  • Allocating pay based on timesheets
  • What counts as pay for minimum wage purposes?
  • Incentive pay

Module 12: Benefits in Kind and Accommodation

  • Treatment of benefits in kind
  • Accommodation
  • Reasons for the accommodation offset
  • When is accommodation provided by the employer?
  • Accommodation - treatment of absences and time work

Module 13: Working Hours for Which the Minimum Wage Must Be

  • What is time work for minimum wage purposes?
  • Time workers - calculating minimum wage entitlement
  • Time workers - working hours for minimum wage purposes
  • And much more!

Module 14: Enforcing the Minimum Wage

  • Minimum wage complaints
  • Enforcement by HM Revenue and Customs
  • Notice of underpayment
  • Criminal offences
  • And Much More!

**Rights during Employment**

Module 15: Rights of the Employees

  • The responsibilities of employers
  • What are bullying and harassment?
  • Characteristics of Bullying and harassment
  • Summary of the Law
  • Unfair dismissal
  • And Much More!

Module 16: Statutory Maternity Leave and Pay Guidance for Employers

  • Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
  • Extra leave or pay
  • Employment rights
  • Different Rules for Entitlement
  • Casual and short contract employees
  • Eligibility for SMP
  • And Much More!

Module 17: Maternity Allowance

  • What you'll get
  • Maternity Allowance for 39 weeks
  • If you’re self-employed
  • Maternity Allowance for 14 weeks
  • If you lose the baby

Module 18: Paternity Leave

  • Start and end dates
  • Leave for antenatal appointments
  • Pay on Paternity Leave
  • Adoption and surrogacy
  • How to claim - Paternity Leave or Pay
  • Surrogacy arrangements

Module 19: Shared Parental Leave and Pay

  • How it works
  • Eligibility for birth parents
  • If both parents want to share the SPL and ShPP
  • If the mother’s partner wants to take the SPL and ShPP
  • If the mother wants to take the SPL and ShPP
  • Eligibility for birth parents
  • Eligibility for adopters
  • And much more!

Module 20: Holiday Entitlement

  • agency workers
  • workers with irregular hours
  • workers on zero-hours contracts
  • Statutory annual leave entitlement
  • Bank holidays
  • Calculate leave entitlement
  • Holiday pay
  • Booking time off

Module 21: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

  • Taking sick leave
  • Fit notes and proof of sickness
  • Sick leave and holiday
  • Dismissing a long-term sick employee
  • Linked periods of sickness
  • If you’re not eligible or your SSP ends
  • And much more!

**Immigration, Termination and Other Issues**

Module 22: Immigration Requirements

  • Work permit requirements
  • Work permit applications
  • Highly skilled migrant programme
  • Employing illegal workers

Module 23: Contractual Terms

  • Express terms
  • Contract of employment
  • Implied terms
  • Varying terms

Module 24: Termination of Employment

  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Dismissal procedures
  • Redundancy payments
  • Settling employees’ claims on termination
  • Enforcing post termination restrictions

Module 25: Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

  • What is the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?
  • Who benefits from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and how?
  • Which parts of the UK does the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act apply to?
  • Does the Act apply to service personnel?
  • Previous reforms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and recent proposals

Module 26: Enforced Subject Access Requests

  • The criminal offence
  • Exceptions and penalties
  • Relevant records
  • Other considerations

Module 27: Discrimination Law and Equality Act 2010

  • What is Discrimination Law
  • Current Discrimination Law
  • Influence upon discrimination law
  • An Introduction to the Equality Act 2010
  • What types of characteristics are protected by the Act?
  • What is indirect discrimination?
  • In what circumstances will the Act apply?
  • Discrimination: making a complaint

Module 28: Business Transfers

  • Application of TUPE
  • Effect of TUPE
  • Information & consultation requirements
  • Occupational pension arrangements
  • Other amendments to TUPE

Module 29: Collective Rights

  • Trade union recognition
  • Consultation on collective redundancies
  • Consultation on health and safety issues
  • European Works Councils
  • National Works Councils

Module 30: 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code

  • Introduction to the 2018 Code
  • Leadership and purpose
  • Division of responsibilities
  • Remuneration
  • The revised Guidance
  • UK Stewardship Code

Module 31: Legal Professional Privilege Update

  • Update on Legal professional privilege in corporate internal investigations
  • Legal advice privilege
  • Litigation privilege
  • ‘Adversarial’ litigation
  • ‘In reasonable contemplation’

Module 32: The Employment Guide to GDPR

  • New concepts
  • Personal data
  • Changes
  • Common grounds to process data lawfully within an employment relationship
  • And much more

Module 33: Useful Websites

  • Some useful websites for further information

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

While I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your Certificate at an additional cost.

Who is this course for?

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The UK Employment Law is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

What our learners say:


"Learning about the law can be very difficult, but if you are provided with the right materials, I must say that it wasn’t that hard. I was able to learn while having fun through this site. Thanks!"


"Just amazed by the quality of the course. I have tried this same course from some other providers as well but found this to be the best one. Much informative with a broad discussion on the UK law."



The course has more information then I expected and I learnt a lot. The exam questions were good and really made you think about what you had learnt – so glad I took the plunge for this. Looking forward to receiving my certificate and adding it to my CV."



Simple to follow, step by step process. Informative. Not as dry as I had feared."

Career path

Studying this course would benefit a range of careers, but would specifically boost employability in roles including:

  • Human Resource
  • HR Advisor
  • HR Assistant
  • Recruiter
  • Recruitment Agency

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Duncan McPhail asked:

I am a 64 year old interested in workers rights


Hi Duncan, Thanks for the question. The UK Employment Law course is well designed and decorated with all the relevant topics including the worker rights. We believe this course will help you to gain more knowledge on the topic you're interested in. Thanks.

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Law Student asked:

This course says it is self-paced. Is there a rough amount of hours that will be required to complete the course?


Hi there, Thanks for reaching out. The total course duration is 13 hours. However, this is a self-paced course and you will have a one-year access to the course. You can complete the course anytime within a year. Thanks Help Desk.

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Kai Preston asked:

How the course materials get delivered?


Hi Kail, Thanks for getting in touch. The course doesn't include any hard materials, as it's an online course. Once you purchase the course, you will get assigned to it and all the course materials get unlocked to you. Thanks.

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Hi, Do I need English, Maths or any other certificates to start this course? With this course, would I chose one module or do all the modules?


Dear Akouele, Thanks for contacting us. This course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16. Once you purchase the course, you will be able to access all the modules. Many thanks, Help Desk

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Steven asked:

Can you do this course from your phone?


Dear Steven, Good to hear from you. Our courses are fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets. Many thanks, Help Desk

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Fareesa asked:

Would this course be beneficial to Australians wanting to move to the uk and work within generalist hr?


Hi Fareesa, Thanks for reaching out. This course is mainly based on the UK. If you're moving to the UK and planning to develop your skills in this field, this is the right course for you. Thanks.

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Aidan Walters asked:

Is there any fee I have to pay for the exam?


Hi Aidan, Thanks for the question. Exams are included with the course price and it’s online as well. You don’t need to pay any additional fees for the exam. After completing the course, you will be able to sit for the exam at your convenient time. Thanks Help Desk.

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Michaela asked:

Do I have to do an exam for this course?


Hi Michaela, Thanks for the question. There will be two exams after completing the course. A mock and a final exam. You can take the mock exam three times and the final exam once. Thanks.

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