Workplace Law QLS Level 3

Our course code: ST328

Course fee £375 or from £28 per month

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The employment relationship is a daily reality for most of us which inevitably lasts for most of our working lives. This Workplace Law course is suited to anyone who wishes to know their rights, develop their knowledge, embark on further education either as the employer or the employee and candidates pursuing careers in law or human resources may also find this course particularly beneficial.

Irrespective of our motivations for participation, it is destined to be one of the longstanding relationships of our adult life. A distance learning course is an ideal way to gain a qualification in Workplace or Employment Law. Our course explains the various influences and rules which dictate the nature of the relationship between employer and employee, one that almost all of us can relate to. This course is guaranteed to be relevant and of interest to a vast array of people.

On this Workplace Law course, you will:

  • Explore how employment law is informed and developed, and how it is dealt with by the courts and tribunals
  • Develop your knowledge in a wide range of areas, ranging from the law of contract, through to discrimination and redundancy
  • Learn how the law and regulation have an impact on the running of a business.
  • Investigate the policies and procedures which are required in order to comply with existing legislation

course endeavours to place the employment relationship within its
context in our legal system and explains how the various sources of law
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course endeavours to place the employment relationship within its
context in our legal system and explains how the various sources of law
have developed and govern the operation of the contract of employment. –
See more at:

Develop knowledge of workplace law by considering areas of contract law, tribunals, regulation, policies and procedures.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Affordable price plans

    We’ll find a way to make this course fit in to your budget.

  • Awarding body: QLS

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

Study Hours

Up to 150 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 9 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading, writing and research.

Study Method

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


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.

Course Outcomes

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. 

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Introduction
  • The UK legal system and workplace law
  • Statute law
  • Common law
  • European law
  • Institutions associated with workplace law
2: Employing People and the Law

Recruiting staff and the law

  • The recruitment and selection process
  • Understanding the vacancy
  • Advertising
  • Application forms
  • Short listing
  • Interviews
  • Selection tests
  • Making a decision
  • References
  • Record keeping
  • Data protection

Retaining employees and the law

  • Employment status
  • An employment contract
  • Legislation relating to the employment of staff
  • Working hours
  • Family
  • Pay rights
  • The Equality Act
  • The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
  • Fixed Term Employment (prevention of less favourable treatment)
  • Regulations 2002
  • Part time workers
  • Discrimination over membership and non-membership of unions
  • Data protection rights
  • Whistle blowing
  • Monitoring and surveillance of employees

Parting with employees and the law

  • The statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedure
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Dismissal
  • When to take disciplinary and dismissal actions
  • Redundancy
  • Business transfers
  • Standard Grievance procedure
  • Collective rights
  • Employee representation
3: Customer Relationships and the Law
  • Creating a legally valid customer contract
  • Terms and conditions
  • Unfair terms in Customer Contracts Regulations 1999
  • Potential problems with goods and services
  • Rectifying a problem
  • Making a complaint
  • Creating a valid Business to Business Contract
  • Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
  • Distance Selling Regulations
  • The Doorstep Selling Regulations
  • E -Commerce Regulations 2002
  • The Consumer Protections from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
  • Guarantees and warranties
  • Product Liability
  • Consumer Protection Act 1987
  • Negligence
  • The General Product Safety Regulations 2005
  • Claiming in the small claims court
4: Health and Safety and the Law
  • Legal Framework
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • The Smoke-free Premises and Enforcement Regulations 2006
  • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989
  • Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
  • Noise at Work Regulations 1989
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
  • Enforcement of health and safety regulations

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 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.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

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.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!