Dealing with Redundancy Short Course

Our course code: X003

Course fee: £25

Enrol on this course

If you’ve recently been made redundant, you’ll know that it’s a very challenging experience, both financially and mentally. Experts have likened the emotional trauma of unexpected job loss to that of a bereavement, because there is a similar grieving process as you adapt to your changed circumstances. This short course is intended to make this experience as painless as possible, and will walk you through practical guidance, as well as discuss how to deal with the negative emotions you might be feeling. You’ll learn more about your rights during the redundancy process along with how to contest your employer’s decision, financial planning advice, how to prepare yourself to re-enter working life, and more.

This course is delivered via interactive eBook which can be studied at your own pace, in your own time.

Dealing with Redundancy is ideal for studying as part of a free bundle alongside CV Writing and Interview Skills, which will you give you all the tools and knowledge you need to land your next dream job.

Do you want this redundancy course for free?

This course is currently available free of charge. Use voucher code: FREESHORT when you enrol.

Learn more about your rights during the redundancy process, how to contest your employer’s decision, financial planning advice, and more.

Study Hours

This course takes around two hours to complete.

Study Method

This course is delivered via a fun, interactive eBook.

Course Duration

Once you’ve enrolled on this course, you’ll have access for six months, and you can complete it in your own time, at your own pace.


There’s no assessments to complete on this course.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, you’ll have all the tools and skills you needed to help cope with redundancy, and move forward.

Additional Information

Course Content

1: Introduction

The course begins by explaining exactly what redundancy is, why it happens, and some of the emotions you may be experiencing as the process unfolds.

2: Know your rights

In this section, you’ll learn exactly what your rights are under UK law. We’ll explain how to figure out how much redundancy and notice pay you should be entitled to, as well as how to contest your employer’s decision if you feel it was unfair.

3: State help after redundancy

Next, we’ll discuss how to figure out whether you’re entitled to Job Seekers’ Allowance, how to apply, and other financial support you might be able to claim.

4: Planning your finances

In the fourth section, you’ll learn how to deal with immediate financial pressures such as mortgages and other loans, when and how to access your pension plan, and what to do if your company is unable to meet its pension liabilities. We’ll also run through some resources you can access for further help if you need it.

5: Finding your next job

Finally, you’ll learn about how to reach that light at the end of the tunnel, and how to turn redundancy from a crisis into an opportunity.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.