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Employment Law and Practice - Adv Dip Pro Dev

Why study this course?

This Advanced Diploma in Professional Development in Employment Law and Practice is an executive-level course that provides a University Diploma. It is delivered in London via weekend and evening study and supported by distance learning. The diploma is specifically designed for those at middle management in the human resources (HR) industry who are involved in employment law and practice in the UK or international markets. You'll develop your understanding of employment law and practice through engaging employment law projects.

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This course addresses key issues in the field of employment law and practice, including an understanding of the legal framework relating to employee relations and human resource management and will enable you to confidently handle and analyse legal materials. The course will see you to analyse developments in employment law, including EC law, and be able to identify appropriate sources to enable them to keep abreast of developments; identify problems and issues which arise in employee relations and human resource management, and apply the legal principles to those situations and advise on appropriate legal action to be taken in the workplace.

The course is delivered by experts in the field of employment law and will enhance your practical work experience and career prospects through the requirement to engage in the production of an employment law work-based project proposal. This presents an extremely valuable opportunity to engage in real-world practical research, framed by academic thinking, thus developing your competencies in a business environment.

This course also offers the opportunity to engage with an Employment Tribunal site visit and experts from the employment law field who will be involved in class-based delivery of teaching and learning.

Assessment

The first module entitled Employment Law and Practice (BL7106) aims to provide learners with an understanding of this complex area of law and of the importance of law and legal developments in the employment field. It will enable learners to keep abreast of legal developments and to critically analyse the law and evaluate the implications for employment practice.

It will be assessed by coursework that integrates and ensures coverage of the module’s learning outcomes The module is assessed by 100% coursework. It consists of two pieces of written coursework weighted 75% and 25%.

The second module entitled Developing a Project Proposal for Employment Law and Practice will be assessed by two pieces of coursework. The first will comprise a research proposal (approx. 1,000 words) to be submitted on-line in week 5. The second assessment will comprise an Employment Law and Practice project proposal and reflection (approx. 4,000 words). This will be submitted online in week 15.

You will be required to have:

  • a good bachelor’s degree (2:2) in any subject or a three-year diploma in business or creative industries
  • work experience in the HR industry or a related field equivalent to experienced middle management

You may be considered with HND/HNC. In certain circumstances, candidates with significant HR and employment law experience at a senior level may also be considered. Interviews are generally required for non-standard entry.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2017/18 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Tuesday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Tuesday morning
    • spring semester - Tuesday morning
    • spring semester - Tuesday afternoon

    This module will enable students to critically analyse contemporary employment law issues, keep abreast of legal developments and appreciate the practical implications of employment law disputes

    Assessment: The module is assessed by 100% coursework. It consists of two pieces of written coursework weighted 75% and 25%.

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  • This module introduces students to research methods, relevant research resources and real-world ELP projects and is designed to enable participants to prepare, design and present their own ELP project. This module therefore provides a focal point around which research projects can be instituted to explore the subject of ELP in depth.

    Module participants may be engaged in working on, or in planning, actual projects which can be used as a basis for their work on this module. This module will require a reflective approach to learning and continuous professional development.

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The course comprises two 20 credit modules set at level 7. In summary: Module 1 is delivered as a face-to-face delivery one evening a week for 1 semester(+ 15 hours for scheduled assessment); module 2 is delivered as 3 full days face-to-face tuition + 1 day of field trip + 1 day of cohort project tutoring by distance learning (+ 15 hours for scheduled assessment) = 45 hours per module.

The first module is entitled Employment Law and Practice (BL7106) and the module aims to provide learners with an understanding of this complex area of law and of the importance of law and legal developments in the employment field. It will enable learners to keep abreast of legal developments and to critically analyse the law and evaluate the implications for employment practice.

The second module is entitled Developing a Project Proposal for Employment Law and Practice. Its face-to-face content and site visit are also delivered at the beginning of the course (in the first semester of study) as part of the block delivery in London with three days devoted to tuition and one day for an Employment Tribunal visit. Students then continue their tuition remotely via distance-learning cohort tutorials during their second semester of study with one day’s remote cohort tutoring provided to support their project proposal development.

This course is aimed at middle management professionals and technical specialists who are already working in the human resources industry who have an interest in employment law.

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of- the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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When to apply

There are two entry points: September and January. You are advised to apply as early as possible for your preferred entry point as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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