Workplace law covers the often complex legal relationship between employers and employees, including issues that can sometimes cause disputes, such as health and safety, dismissals and redundancies, and discrimination. Whether you’re interested in a career in employment law or human resources, or you’d simply like to learn more about these issues to protect yourself as an employee, then this level 3 workplace law course ideal.
Develop your knowledge of workplace law by considering tribunals, contracts, policies and procedures, and more.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Introduction
You’ll kick off by taking a look at how workplace law operates within the UK legal system, examining statute, common, and European law.
Unit 2 - Employing People and the Law
In unit two, you’ll study the law with regards to the employment selection process, from job advertisements, to interviews, to record keeping and data protection. Next, you’ll cover employee retention and the law, examining employment contracts, working hours, pay rights, part-time workers, and much more. Finally, you’ll discover how employment law operates when the employee and employer part ways, including disciplinary procedures, redundancy, business transfers, and dismissals.
Unit 3 - Customer Relationships and the Law
In unit three, you’ll discover how to create a legally valid customer contract and terms and conditions, the law that covers customers who need to make a complaint, and how problems might be rectified. You’ll find out how to craft a valid B2B contract, look at some of the regulations that cover sales and trading such as the E-Commerce Regulations of 2002, and study guarantees, warranties, and product liability. Finally, you’ll take a look at The General Product Safety Regulations of 2005, as well as when and why customers might turn to small claims courts.
Unit 4 - Health and Safety and the Law
In the final unit, you’ll study the UK laws and regulations that cover employee health and safety in the workplace. You’ll examine some key pieces of legislation including the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, the Workplace Regulations of 1992, and the Health and Safety Regulations of 1981. You’ll find out what legal responsibilities employers have, and how regulations are upheld and enforced.
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At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from QLS (Quality Licence Scheme) and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about QLS here.
How is this course assessed or examined?
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
While there are no strict entry requirements for this level three Workplace Law course, it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to effectively read and write in English.