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The Law of Employment in The UK – Your Guide!

Employers and employees need to discuss employment laws before hiring new employees. Employment law protects an employee’s rights and ensures a fair and secure workplace. In this course, you will comprehensively understand employment law in the UK.

Throughout the Employment Law in UK course, you will learn every essential principle of UK employment law. This employment law course is a great fit for you if you’re just starting out in your career or frequently hire staff. You’ll discover the fundamentals of the hiring procedure and the different kinds of employment contracts.

Discipline practices and workplace discrimination are also covered in the Employment Law in the UK course. You will comprehend all of your rights as an employee from the viewpoint of the employee. Through case studies and practical exercises, this Employment Law in UK course can also be helpful for a better understanding of data protection.

Our experts have designed this “Employment Law in UK” course to provide you with the most effective learning experience. We want you to learn and apply the lessons from this course to improve your skills.

After Completing The Course, You Will:

Course Design

You can take this Employment Law In UK Online Course at your own pace because it is designed to be flexible. There are multiple modules in the course, so that you can complete it according to your schedule. To make it easier for you to grasp the ideas, the topics are arranged in an orderly fashion. You will be assessed to ensure that you understand the material. You can access our courses on any smart device or through the web.


The Employment Law In UK Course features an online multiple-choice assessment test at the end of the course to assess learners’ ability and knowledge to understand the topics. This online multiple-choice test will result in an immediate grade, so you’ll know if you passed right away.

Certification & Transcript

After completing the course, you will be able to obtain* a Certificate of Completion from SkillArts.  This certificate will serve as proof that you have successfully completed the course. You will also be able to apply for an Academic Transcript that will outline the lessons covered in this Employment Law In UK Course. 

 If you obtain a certificate from us, you can include it in your portfolio of evidence and use it for interviews in an employment or academic environment. By scanning the QR code on the certificate and entering the certificate code on our website, your employer can verify the certificate.
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Example Certificate & Transcript

Career Opportunities

By providing you with all the necessary guidelines, knowledge, and an online certificate of completion, this Employment Law In UK Course will ease your way up the career ladder. You’ll learn how to succeed in your dream job, get that promotion, or start up the business you’ve always dreamed of.

Module One: Basics of Employment Law

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce you to the basic concepts of UK Employment Law, the sources of Employment Law and the types of employees. You will also get a short overview of employment courts in the UK.

Key Topics:

  • Basics of Employment Law
  • What is Employment Law? 
  • Sources of UK Employment Law 
  • Types of Workers in the UK 
  • UK Employment Courts

Module Two: Legal Recruitment Process

This module explains the legal requirements for hiring an employee and the requirements for foreign employees who are willing to work in the UK. The disadvantages of a slow recruitment process will also be discussed. 

Key Topics:

  • Legal Requirements in Recruitment
  • Requirements for Immigrants
  • Highly Skilled Migrant Programme
  • Slow Recruitment Process

Module Three: Employment Contract

This module explains what an employment contract is, the types of contracts, its importance and some important contractual terms. In addition, you will learn about implied terms and varying terms in employment contracts. 

Key Topics:

  • What is the Contract of Employment?
  • Importance of Employment Contract
  • Type of Contracts
  • Contractual Terms
  • Implied Terms
  • Varying Terms

Module Four: Disciplinary Procedure

The topic covered in this module is disciplinary and grievance procedures, as well as their importance, stages, and other related elements. Additionally, we will learn about disciplinary penalties, warnings, and dismissals under the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service code- most commonly known as ACAS code.  

Key Topics:

  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  • Importance of Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  • The ACAS Code of Practise
  • Stages of Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Investigations
  • Counselling
  • Disciplinary Meetings
  • Appeals
  • Disciplinary Penalties, Warnings and Dismissal 
  • Final Written Warning
  • Grievance Procedure

Module Five: National Minimum Wage & Equal Payment

This module discusses the National Minimum Wage, National Living Wage, average salary, and cost of living in the UK. We will also discuss the salaries and wages of expatriates, interns, and apprentices, as well as workplace gender discrimination in case of payment.

Key Topics:

  • National Minimum Wage
  • National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage
  • Amount of Minimum Wage
  • Exclusions and Variations
  • Interns and Apprentices
  • Cost of Living
  • Average Salary
  • Gap in Gender Pay
  • Wages and Salaries for Expats

Module Six: Rights During Employment

In this module, we'll learn about employee rights during employment, such as work hours, holidays, sick pay, maternity leave, health and safety, and rest periods. A brief overview of employment rights, pensions, flexible working rights, and others will also be presented. 

Key Topics:

  • Employment Rights
  • Hours of Work
  • Resting Periods
  • Salary and Benefits
  • Pensions
  • Holidays
  • Sick Pay
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Flexible Working
  • Union Membership
  • Data Protection Rights
  • Health and Safety

Module Seven: Discrimination in the Workplace

In this module, we will discuss the basics of discrimination, its types, race, disability, and age discrimination. We will also learn about direct and indirect discrimination, victimisation, equal pay for employees, and other related topics.

Key Topics:

  • What is Discrimination?
  • Direct Discrimination
  • Indirect Discrimination
  • Victimisation
  • Discrimination and Legislation
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Equal Pay
  • Race Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination Based on Religion
  • Part-Time Workers
  • Age Discrimination

Module Eight: Health & Safety at Work

In this module, we will learn about workplace health and safety, laws and regulations governing workplace health and safety, sources of those laws, and breach of duty lawsuits. In addition, we will discuss vicarious liability, breach of statutory duty, and common law liability. 

Key Topics:

  • Health and Workplace Safety
  • Aims of Law
  • Sources of Health and Safety Law
  • Liability at Common Law
  • Compulsory Insurance
  • Breach of Duty Lawsuits  
  • Providing Competent Co-Workers  
  • Breach of Statutory Duty
  • Vicarious Liability
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Health and Safety Regulations
  • Health and Safety Regulations 1981
  • Enforcement

Module Nine: Collective Rights

We will learn about trade unions, their legal status, and the requirements for joining trade unions in this module. In addition, we will learn about union rules, union ballots, industrial actions, and other aspects of union life.

Key Topics:

  • Trade Unions 
  • Legal Status of Trade Unions
  • Requirements for Joining Unions
  • Voluntary and Statutory Recognition
  • Union Rules
  • Union Ballots
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Industrial Action 
  • Industrial Torts

Module Ten: Termination of Employment

In this module, we will learn about terminating employment by various factors, dismissals such as wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, summary dismissal and constructive dismissal. We will also discuss the ACAS arbitration scheme. 

Key Topics:

  • Terminating Employment
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Dismissal Procedures
  • Redundancy Payments
  • Termination by Dismissal
  • Summary Dismissal
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • The ACAS Arbitration Scheme