Employment Law Training

CPD Approved
Employment Law
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This Employment Law online training has been developed by employment law specialists to build six linked modules. The online course takes students through the employment journey covering key areas of employment law, such as employee status, recruitment, onboarding, working arrangements, leave entitlements, disputes, disciplinaries and grievance procedures as well as employment terminations.

The course will help learners understand how to achieve legal compliance and best practice and avoid disputes or legal action.

  • Developed by professionals in Employment Law
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will be familiar with some of the basics of employment law, including:

  • Employment practice, including which laws govern employment, types of working arrangement and contracts.
  • Recruitment processes.
  • Working arrangements, such as contracts, hours, pay and pensions.
  • Types of leave, such as maternity leave and compassionate leave.
  • Some best practice and procedures for handling disputes and grievances.
  • The basics of understanding retirement, redundancy and termination of employment.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1Understanding the Legal Aspects

Background to employment law, employment status, case study, contract types and responsibilities, full-time and part-time contracts, fixed-term contracts, zero-hour contracts, agency staff, freelancers, consultants and contractors, employing workers with a disability, access to work and employing young workers.

2Recruitment and Starting Work

Protected characteristics, discrimination, advertising jobs, shortlisting, interviewing, right to work, copying documents, when to contact the Home Office, Disclosure and Barring Service and induction processes.

3Working Arrangements

Employment contract, terms and conditions, probationary periods, continuous employment, flexible working and compressed hours, Working Time Regulations, flexibility in Working Time Regulations, overtime, pay and pension regulations.

4Leave Entitlements

Annual leave, additional leave entitlements, sickness absence, compassionate leave, maternity leave, Statutory Maternity Pay, return to work, paternity leave, shared parental leave, unpaid parental leave, adoption leave and IVF leave.

5Managing Conflict, Disputes, Discipline and Grievance Procedures

General guidance, solving workplace disputes or conflict, grievances, performance, capability and disciplinary issues, serious misconduct, gross misconduct, suspension from work, procedures and whistleblowing.

6Employment Termination

Termination of employment, resignation, redundancy, dismissal, fair dismissal, unfair dismissal, automatically unfair dismissals, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, tribunals, settlement agreements, retirement and further resources.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know whether you have passed.

If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This online Employment Law training course has been designed for managers, employers and members of Human Resources (especially those who are new to HR and its responsibilities) who must be familiar with key areas of employment law.

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If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact support@highspeedtraining.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.