Employment Law (Taster Course)

Employment Law from DLSP
Professional / Short Course
8 Weeks x 1 Evening
Validated by
Griffith College
Dublin Main Campus
NFQ Level
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Course Overview

This course will impart knowledge of the general principles of employment law

This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the employment contract, specifically the rights, duties and obligations that originate from it.


This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated degree programmes.

Why Study Employment Law at Griffith College?

On successful completion of this module, learners should be able to:

  • Differentiate between an employee and an independent contractor.
  • Describe the law on the termination of a contract of employment.
  • Explain and evaluate the law on health and safety in the workplace.
  • Discuss the law on equality in the workplace.
  • Identify the law governing trade union activity.
  • Apply employment law theory to factual scenarios.

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:


  • Spring: March*


*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section. 

Course Details

Employment Law 

  • The Employment Contract
  • Termination of the Employment Contract; Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Redundancy
  • Equality
  • Protective Legislation
  • Institutions
  • Industrial Relations

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.



Timetables will be made available closer to the course start date.

Please contact [email protected] to request a timetable.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must complete the Introduction to the Irish Legal System course.

Mature Students 

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Under 23 Years 

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Min. 5 OD3's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award and 1 year's legal experience.

New Leaving Cert

Min. 5 O6/H7's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award and 1 year's legal experience.

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Professional Academy


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 475.00


What further study can I do?

Further to completion of this module, learners are recommended to continue their studies at Griffith College by applying for our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course.

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