Build on your knowledge of employment law and how it influences work in England and Wales.
Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.
This course provides you with a very high-level overview of UK employment law and explores the breadth of employment law and how it influences work in the UK, particularly people management.
The programme has been created by Kate Shepherd, who is a CIPD Associate responsible for delivering courses on UK employment law, together with the CIPD’s experts.
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The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.
You already have access to the features and benefits of the Core Learning Subscription, which includes this course, as part of your membership, access it here.
In this course, you will:
- appreciate how employment law influences people management practice
- explore the difference between compliance and good practice
- discover how employment law has been applied in practice
- consider how you can keep up to date on employment developments
- find robust sources for further guidance and information.
Is this course right for me?
Whether you work within a specific HR function or work outside the people profession, this course will provide basic knowledge on the key themes behind employment law in England and Wales.
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I want to put my team on this course
Looking to increase your people team’s understanding of employment law? This Essential Insights course explores how employment law is applied within your organisation and encourages good people management practice.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- display knowledge of the key themes behind UK employment law
- explain why we have employment law and its importance
- know how to find further information.
This short 60–90-minute course, consists of a mix of written, video, and interactive content.
The programme covers:
- Why do we have employment law?
- Employment law in practice
- Everyday employment law
- Help and guidance.
This self-serve, online course has been designed so that you can learn at your own pace.
There is a short knowledge check at the end of the course to test yourself against the key topics. This is not a formal assessment but an opportunity to self-test and can be done multiple times.
You will be able to access the course for 12 months from purchase and the CIPD Learning Hub will remain accessible to you for 24 months.