Employment Law (Taster Course)
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.
The next intake for this course will be:
- March 2023
Please see the timetable section.
- The Employment Contract
- Termination of the Employment Contract; Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
- Protective Legislation
- Industrial Relations
If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.
March 2023, dates to be confirmed.
Course Dates to be confirmed. Please contact [email protected] to request a timetable.
How to Apply
All applicants must complete the Introduction to the Irish Legal System course.
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.
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.
In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022. Please see here for further details.
How to Apply
Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department
Study Mode: Part-Time
Fee: EUR 445.83
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.