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Employment Law (Skills to Advance)

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence in the principles of employment law and the statutory frameworks which regulate the employment relationship.

Online Skills to Advance Business Support Unit New for 2022

  • Reference
  • Location
  • Type
  • Duration
    10 weeks
  • Certification
    QQI Level 6
  • Fees
    Fees may apply
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Course Overview

The aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the skills, knowledge, and competence in the principles of employment law and the statutory frameworks which regulate the employment relationship.




What will I study?

  • Employment Law (6N4322)

Why should I apply?

  • Demonstrate a specialised knowledge of employment law principles and provisions and of the Irish legal system and the influence of European law on Irish employment law.
  • Evaluate the theoretical concepts and models relating to individual employment rights.
  • Apply a comprehensive range of specialised skills and tools to the contract of employment.
  • Impact of Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the management and maintenance of employee information in the workplace.
  • Evaluate the role of employment legislation and institutions.
  • Assess the facts in defined breaches of employment law.
  • Demonstrate a specialised understanding of the status, interpretation and implementation of collective bargaining.
  • Appreciate the legal significance of Human Resource grievance and disciplinary policies and procedures.
  • Investigate the legislative framework of health, safety and welfare.
  • Evaluate the role and function of labour relations institutions and trade unions.
  • Report on the impact of a principal of employment law.

What are the entry requirements?

  • NFQ Level 5 in a relevant discipline when accessing a Level 6 programme.
  • Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course and be able to exercise initiative and independence when carrying out course activities.

What are the fees?

This course is offered under the Skills to Advance Initiative. With this, a certain eligibility criteria applies. To find out if you are eligible, contact the Business Support Unit on 066 714 9690 or [email protected]

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

What is the certification?

QQI Level 6 Minor Award Certificate in Employment Law (6N4322)


Call Claire 066 714 96 90 or get in touch by email: [email protected]

Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Caroline on our Part-time courses team at Monavalley on 066-7149600 or Stephen on our Part-time courses team in Listowel on 067-21023.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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