UK Employment Law Certification
Understanding your rights as an employee is an important aspect of working, but how does this help those working outside of the legal world?
The UK Employment Law Certification programme is a great course for anyone both within and outside the legal world, particularly those in human resources roles.
The information provided within this programme offers employees with the information that they need, in order to understand not only their rights as an employee, but also their duties and how they fit into the workforce.
This is also an excellent opportunity for employers, as it will give them invaluable information that can help build a safe and productive working environment.
This 10 module certification programme will benefit not only you, as an owner or manager, but also any staff members and your organisation as a whole.
What’s Covered in the Course?
Each module is designed to deliver up-to-date information related to UK employment law. This includes topics such as:
- An overview and foundational knowledge base of employment law in the UK, including why it’s important to know and the basics of this form of law;
- The legal processes related to recruitment and employment contracts, such as the Equality Act 2010 and how to prepare a contract;
- Employee benefits and wages - this covers broader topics, such as payroll and the minimum wage, as well as PAYE forms: P45, P60 and P11D;
- How to handle employee dismissals and disciplinary action;
- Health and safety regulations, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;
- Employee leaves of absence, such as sick leave, parental leave and long-term leave;
- Workplace monitoring and data protection, which involves maintaining employee confidentiality and regulations regarding supervision;
- Handling workplace grievances and disputes.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
As an employer or an employee, this UK Employment Law Certification provides a number of benefits:
- It can be accessed from anywhere in the world and offers a ‘learn at your own pace’ format;
- It provides a great skills development opportunity for human resources and/or accounting personnel and/or any staff whom you are hoping to promote;
- It includes up-to-date information about the UK legal system, so it is catered to your specific area, as opposed to offering generic advice;
- It uses real-life scenarios that would typically need to be addressed in the workplace, providing your employees with the required skills and knowledge, in order to handle such cases in a professional manner and within the legal guidelines;
- It ensures that your employees are working under current workplace safety regulations and standards.
- What is meant by the term ‘employment law’;
- Who should learn the basic foundations of employment law;
- How workers will benefit from acquiring a basic understanding of employment law;
- The main areas employment law addresses, and how it affects workers and employers in the workplace;
- Why those recruiting new workers must be aware of laws and codes of best practice surrounding recruitment;
- The Equality Act 2010, and how it is relevant to the selection process;
- The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and how it influences the selection of candidates with a criminal record;
- The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, and who is eligible to work in the UK;
- What is meant by the term ‘contract of employment’, and why it is important to understand how they work;
- How a contract of employment should be drawn up, and how it can be enforced;
- What should be specified within a contract of employment;
- How various classes or ‘types’ of worker differ from one another, in terms of rights and status, together with the implications for a contract;
- An overview of the National Minimum Wage, the National Living Wage, and how the amounts vary for people of various ages;
- Why every worker must be given payslips, and the information that must be printed on a payslip;
- The function of PAYE forms, specifically P45, P60 and P11D;
- How tips should be handled at work;
- What is meant by the term ‘disciplinary action’;
- The stages that employers should adhere to, when undertaking disciplinary action;
- The rights of a worker with regards to disciplinary action and dismissal;
- What is meant by the term ‘redundancy’;
- Why health and safety are important considerations in the workplace;
- The purpose and content of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;
- How employers and workers need to comply with the act on a day-to-day basis;
- Specific risks that need to be taken into account, such as those relating to electricity and working with harmful substances;
- How maternity leave and maternity pay work, who is eligible to receive it, and how it is claimed;
- How paternity leave and paternity pay are implemented, and who is eligible to claim it;
- How adoption leave is granted, and who is eligible to claim it;
- How Shared Parental Leave and Shared Parental Pay are awarded;
- The purpose of sick leave, and when it is appropriate for a worker to take it;
- The documents that a worker must submit when they take sick leave, including ‘fit notes’ and self-certification documents;
- How Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) works, and how much a worker may receive;
- How long-term sickness should be dealt with in the workplace;
- Why an employer might wish to monitor their workers’ activities;
- Under what conditions an employer may monitor their workers;
- Examples of specific kinds of monitoring, and how they may be used in a lawful manner;
- The role of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), in upholding privacy and security with regards to data;
- How grievances and disputes should be resolved in the workplace;
- What an employment tribunal does, and the kinds of cases that it typically reviews;
- The role of ACAS and the ‘Early Conciliation’ service;
- How a claimant may pursue a case, should the ‘Early Conciliation’ service fail to resolve the issue;
Who can take the UK Employment Law Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the UK Employment Law Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 13 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.