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.
More about this course
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 analyse developments in employment law, including EC law, and enable you to identify appropriate sources to keep abreast of developments. You'll gain skills in identifying problems and issues which arise in employee relations and human resource management and applying 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 as you 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.
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 at 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 online 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.
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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.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).
English language requirements
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2023/24 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 - Wednesday evening
- spring semester - Wednesday evening
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%.
This 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 assessment strategy is designed to assess legal knowledge and enhance learners’ understanding of the practical implications, thereby enabling students to appreciate appropriate responses and issues relating to presenting and settling employment law cases.
The module covers the CIPD module Employment Law.
- This module currently runs:
- spring semester
- autumn semester
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.
Where this course can take you
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.
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.
How to apply
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If you require a Student visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
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.To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.
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