This unique course is ideal for busy professionals who need an underpinning knowledge of employment relations law.


During recent years the volume of employment law has increased substantially, not only because of the growing body of legislation and case law, but also because of the influence of European social policy. Many areas of employment law have become more complex as they have become more detailed. Human Resource Managers may be called upon to advise other managers on existing law and "best practice" on a day-to-day basis. They also need to be able to anticipate changes in order to prepare and plan sound policies. It is therefore appropriate (and perhaps essential) that they should be sensitive to and understand current employment law.

Places on this short course are limited so early application is recommended.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046

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This short course is designed to give participants a comprehensive introduction into the legal framework that underpins effective policies around employment relations in Northern Ireland. This unique course is ideal for busy professionals who need an underpinning knowledge of employment relations law but are not able to commit the time to a full course of academic study. It provides a firm foundation in all areas of employment law.

It should be of interest to:

  • Those working in the area of employment law.

  • Those interested in moving into HR practice.

  • Line managers involved in HR activities.

  • Business owners and managers who want to gain a robust understanding of employment law and practice.

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PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development,


100% Coursework – one 2000 word HR opinion


This course requires attendance on six Wednesday afternoons from 1.15pm – 4.15pm for three hour workshops (lecture and practical session) starting Wednesday 26 September 2018 and finishing Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree and 1+ year's HR experience. Those without a degree and additional HR experience are welcome to submit an application for consideration.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 26 September 2018
How to apply


How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 26 September 2018

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:
England, Scotland & Wales:

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Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at


Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk


Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680

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