Diploma in Employment Law

Your Introduction to Irish Employment Law

11 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
24th May or
11st August
Tuesday for May
Thursday for August
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €925
On-Campus: €1200

This course is starting in May and August 2022. Apply now!

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The employment of staff is heavily regulated so it’s essential to comply with Irish employment laws. Employment law is in place to guarantee a fair and safe working environment for employers and employees and this is a great course to get you started on a career in this field.

This course will:

  • Provide learners with an understanding of the legal nature of the employment relationship.
  • Provide learners with an understanding of the rights of employees in the workplace.
  • Provide learners with an understanding of the responsibilities of employers in the workplace.
  • Provide learners with an understanding of the litigation and resolution of employment disputes and the remedies available to both employers and employees when such disputes arise.

Course Details

The Diploma in Employment Law aims to provide learners with a grounding in the areas of Irish Employment Law most relevant today, with an emphasis on the practical implications of employment legislation, and will over the follow areas: 

  • Sources of Law, the Constitution, statute and common law
  • The Nature of the employment relationship
  • Differentiating between other relationships: the employee / contractor distinction
  • Unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal and wrongful dismissal
  • Payment of wages and working time complaints
  • Health and safety in the workplace and penalisation
  • The resolution of workplace relations disputes and making a complaint
  • Procedural aspects of workplace disputes: the WRC and Labour Court



The assessment involves a legal factual problem case on the area of employment law. The scenario given presents the learner with content they need to interpret and understand before attempting to apply legal principles and relevant case law. There is a final written examination containing a mixture of theory questions and practical problem-based questions.

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Career Opportunities

Through the Diploma in Employment Law you will gain a greater understanding of the legal employment issues that arise from both a business or personal perspective, then learn to create strategies and policies to deal with these issues when they arise

It will also equip graduates who wish to pursue new opportunities in roles such as: Legal Secretary, Legal Executive, Legal Advisor and Legal Administrator.

According to IBISWorld, the legal services market in the country would be worth €3 billion in 2020. There were 5,927 enterprises in the industry, employing 14,423 people.

Academic Progression Opportunities

Learners' who graduate from the Diploma in Employment Law may be interested in furthering their legal studies with our  Diploma in Law course.

Entry Requirements

No prior academic qualification or professional experience is required.

You will require access to a standard laptop or desktop computer and a broadband Internet connection.

How to Apply

Click on ‘Enquire Now’ or ‘Apply Now’ to reserve your place or enquire more about this course.

You can also book a one to one with one of our course specialists by calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055  or emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also have flexible payment plans, please ‘Enquire Now’ or call us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

On-Campus vs Online

You can attend lectures Online or On Campus, offering maximum flexibility with your time and how you learn.

Online Study

  • No geographic restrictions. Study wherever you are in the world
  • Lower fees and reduced costs on accommodation, transport etc
  • Flexible schedule and self-paced learning
  • Ideal for working professionals
  • Opportunity to interact with learners across the globe
  • Live sessions with mentors to address any student questions or queries
  • Access to all recorded sessions

Student Benefits

Discover the additional support services and facilities we have to help you thrive; from IT Labs, a Career Service, Networking Evenings and more..

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