Award in Employment Law QQI 6N4322

QQI Minor Award Level 6 - Further Education & Training

The course provides an overview of the key aspects of employment law and an appreciation of how employment law principles work in practice. It also provides an in-depth understanding of the statutory framework which regulates the employer/employee relationship.

It addresses relevant Irish and EU employment legislation and case law.

Course Duration & Fee

  • Evening course
  • 12 weeks  (September to December or February to May)
  • One evening per week
  • Time: 6.30 - 10 pm
  • FEE: 520 -  Includes tuition, documentation, assessments and QQI Registration

Learning Objectives

  • To facilitate and enable learners to:
  • - Understand the sources of and rationale behind current Irish employment law

    - Understand the influence of current EU employment law on Irish employment law

    - Understand current legislation and practices as it relates to individual employment rights

    - Distinguish between different contracts of employment

    - Be familiar with current Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation and its practical application in the workplace

    - Understand current equality and diversity legislation and its application in the workplace

    - Be familiar with the role and function of the various labour relations institutions and the courts

     - Understand the principles of collective bargaining

    - Understand the principles and practices of grievance and disciplinary policies and relevant case law

    - Be familiar with current health and safety legislation as it applies within the employer/employee framework

    - Understand the role and function of trade unions and collective employment Law

    - Review case and statute law as it applies to employment legislation

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. Some experience in an working environment would be an advantage.


All assessments are carried out in accordance with QQI regulations.

      Assignments x 2:  60%
      Examination:        40%


A QQI Certificate of Achievement will be issued following validation of results by QQI and the appropriate credits under the National Framework of Qualifications will be awarded to the candidate. Credits: 15

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  • "Very enjoyable course. Good interaction in the group"
  • "Jacinta (Doyle) is a very engaging presenter and made the overall course very enjoyable and interesting" 
  • "Very enjoyable" 
  • "Thank you Jacinta, your Employment Law lectures have become constant reference and valuable source of information in my working day". 
  • "Really enjoyed the course. Broadened my horizons!"