UK Employment Law

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The UK Employment Law course is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the basics of employment law. During this course, you will learn the role of an employment lawyer and the rights of both employees and employers. Additionally, it covers the different types of employment contracts, the legal recruitment process and the employee handbook in detail.

UK employment law refers to the relationship between employer and employee and involves many different areas, from sick pay to wage rights. In this comprehensive training course, you will explore the legal responsibilities of both employers and employees in various situations, as well as what should be included in every organisation’s employee handbook.

Above all, case studies and practical exercises will give you an insight into key topics such as how to handle discrimination in the workplace, disciplinary procedures, and data protection principles. So, fast track your career with an accredited qualification and get certified in just 20/30 hours.

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Who should take the UK employment law course

This comprehensive training course is suitable for aspiring professionals looking to fast track their career in the UK employment law sector, as well as existing professionals who are new to the field and wish to update their existing skills and knowledge. Professions in this field include:

  • Employment Lawyer
  • Employment Solicitor
  • Employment Legal Counsel
  • Paralegal


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately receive a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.


Learning outcomes of UK employment law course

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Course Curriculum

In module one, we will explore the fundamentals of employment law in the UK and how they are designed to protect both employees and employers’ rights. This introductory module also provides an insight into the industry and the role of an employment lawyer.

In module two, we will take an in-depth look at the legal recruitment process in the UK and its fundamental stages, learning through case studies and audio-visual material. 

In module three, we will learn about the different types of employment contracts in the UK, how a contract of employment is established, and what is covered in an employment contract. 

In module four, we will deepen our understanding of the employee handbook and what should be included in it. It covers key topics such as UK work policies, company guidelines and wages.

In module five, we will gain a comprehensive understanding of disciplinary procedures for employees, the steps in the disciplinary process, and the different types of disciplinary actions that can be taken by an employer

In module six, we will explore the national minimum wage and the national living wage in the UK, taking a look at their differences, the law and wage entitlement.

In module seven, we will learn all about parental right, employee statutory sick pay and pension schemes, covering topics such as maternity leave, the different types of pensions, and sick leave.

In module eight, we will explore the kind of behaviour that constitutes discrimination in the workplace, with examples. It covers the different types of discrimination and the laws that protect against discrimination in the workplace.

In module nine, we will take a look at health & safety regulations in the workplace and the legislation surrounding workplace accidents and injuries. We will also learn about the legal responsibilities of employers and employees regarding this topic.

In module ten, we will broaden our knowledge of employee dismissals, grievances and the employment tribunal process. It covers grounds for dismissal, grievance procedures and the process for making a claim to an employment tribunal.

In this final module, we will explore workplace monitoring policy in detail, and the key principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 


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