UK Employment Law Diploma - CPD Certified
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This course will give you an overview of UK employment law. You will learn how the law affects employers and workers across many domains, from recruitment to redundancy. The course draws on key pieces of legislation, presented alongside easy-to-read explanations that communicate the practical implications of employment law in the workplace. Beginning with a straightforward overview of the areas addressed by employment law, it then moves into highly specific areas including sick leave and disciplinary procedures.
This course will provide you not only with a better understanding of your rights within the workplace, but it will also be invaluable if you employ staff. Anyone who employs one or more people to work for them must fulfil their duties under the law, and this course will provide you with an excellent overview of the points you need to consider. It will also be useful to those considering working as trade union representatives or thinking of a career in this field.
What you will learn:
- An overview of what is covered by employment law and how a working knowledge of legislation benefits all those in the workplace.
- How the law strives to ensure that employers recruit staff in a lawful manner in such a way that minimises discrimination and results in the best possible worker selection.
- How and when contracts of employment become legally binding, the different types of terms a contract may contain, how terms and conditions may be changed, and what happens when either party breaches a contract.
- How workers should be paid, how much they are entitled to receive under National Minimum Wage laws and how other benefits such as cars and childcare must be managed and taxed.
- How employers may legally discipline, dismiss and make redundant workers who fail to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner or whose skills are no longer required.
- The importance of health and safety in the workplace and the responsibilities of both employers and workers in upholding acceptable standards to minimise risk of injury and illness.
- Under what circumstances workers may take time off work when having or adopting a baby, and their entitlement when it comes to pay and general employment rights.
- How sick leave is dealt with in the workplace, under what circumstances a worker will receive Statutory Sick Pay (SPP), and the role of fit notes.
- The extent to which employers are legally entitled to monitor their workers, and the importance of close adherence to the Data Protection Act 1998 in the handling and processing of personal data.
- How grievances and disputes ought to be handled in the workplace, from informal conversations through to conciliation processes and employment tribunals.
Benefits of taking this course:
- You can learn the material any place, any time, and at your own speed.
- All you need is an internet-enabled device.
- Content is presented as brief modules, making learning easy.
- Access to an online support system.
- A complete overview of the most common issues within UK employment law.
- Affordable cost.
Module 1: What Is Employment Law?
- What is meant by the term ‘employment law’;
- Who should learn the basic foundations of employment law;
- How workers will benefit from acquiring a basic understanding of employment law;
- The main areas employment law addresses, and how it affects workers and employers in the workplace;
Module 2: The Recruitment Process
- Why those recruiting new workers must be aware of laws and codes of best practice surrounding recruitment;
- The Equality Act 2010, and how it is relevant to the selection process;
- The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and how it influences the selection of candidates with a criminal record;
- The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, and who is eligible to work in the UK;
Module 3: Contracts Of Employment
- What is meant by the term ‘contract of employment’, and why it is important to understand how they work;
- How a contract of employment should be drawn up, and how it can be enforced;
- What should be specified within a contract of employment;
- How various classes or ‘types’ of worker differ from one another, in terms of rights and status, together with the implications for a contract;
Module 4: Wages & Benefits
- An overview of the National Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage, and how the amounts vary for people of various ages;
- Why every worker must be given payslips, and the information that must be printed on a payslip;
- The function of PAYE forms, specifically P45, P60 and P11D;
- How tips should be handled at work;
Module 5: Disciplinary Action, Dismissal & Redundancy
- What is meant by the term ‘disciplinary action’;
- The stages that employers should adhere to, when undertaking disciplinary action;
- The rights of a worker with regards to disciplinary action and dismissal;
- What is meant by the term ‘redundancy’;
Module 6: Health & Safety
- Why health and safety are important considerations in the workplace;
- The purpose and content of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;
- How employers and workers need to comply with the act on a day-to-day basis;
- Specific risks that need to be taken into account, such as those relating to electricity and working with harmful substances;
Module 7: Parental Rights
- How maternity leave and maternity pay work, who is eligible to receive it, and how it is claimed;
- How paternity leave and paternity pay are implemented, and who is eligible to claim it;
- How adoption leave is granted, and who is eligible to claim it;
- How Shared Parental Leave and Shared Parental Pay are awarded;
Module 8: Sick Leave
- The purpose of sick leave, and when it is appropriate for a worker to take it;
- The documents that a worker must submit when they take sick leave, including ‘fit notes’ and self-certification documents;
- How Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) works, and how much a worker may receive;
- How long-term sickness should be dealt with in the workplace;
Module 9: Workplace Monitoring and Data Protection
- Why an employer might wish to monitor their workers’ activities;
- Under what conditions an employer may monitor their workers;
- Examples of specific kinds of monitoring, and how they may be used in a lawful manner;
- The role of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), in upholding privacy and security with regards to data;
Module 10: Resolving Grievances and Disputes and Employment Tribunals
- How grievances and disputes should be resolved in the workplace;
- What an employment tribunal does, and the kinds of cases that it typically reviews;
- The role of ACAS and the ‘Early Conciliation’ service;
- How a claimant may pursue a case, should the ‘Early Conciliation’ service fail to resolve the issue;
Who is this course for?
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
Amy Knight – Horsham
Really great value and also very user friendly
As the Head of HR, I always have to keep up to date on all law. This course was brilliant and helped me brush up on some areas I hadn’t worked on for some time. Really great value and also very user friendly – brilliant purchase!
For me personally, I have a Masters in HR Management and I love to keep developing and learning and this course was a brilliant way to satisfy my hunger for learning but I could also fit it in with my full time role – win win!
Another positive edition to anyone’s CV – would recommend to anyone even if you are just curious about your employee rights!
Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.
There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.
All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.
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