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The fundamentals of employment law - limited places

09:00AM - 16:30PM, 3 - 4 April 2019
central London
This is a two-part workshop taking place in April 2019

  1. Programme
  2. Testimonials
  3. Booking
  4. Running this workshop at your institution

The fundamentals of employment law is a lively and highly interactive two-part workshop aimed at HR team members who have limited knowledge of UK employment law or managers who wish to gain this knowledge. The workshops will help participants gain an understanding of the principles and main provisions of employment law and provide practical advice in applying the law. There will also be the opportunity to raise queries and share experiences with an expert tutor and with fellow participants from the HE sector.

Day 1 - Employment rights - takes place on Wednesday 3 April and covers:

  • The legal framework
  • Contracts of employment (including part-time, fixed-term contracts)
  • A concise guide to individual employment rights
  • Discipline, dismissals and grievances – case studies
  • The law on unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy and reorganisations

Day 2 - Equal opportunities - takes place on Thursday 4 April and covers:

  • The law on discrimination – principles & practice (including: sex, race, sexual orientation, religion/belief and age discrimination)
  • Equal pay
  • Equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Disability discrimination 
  • What's new in employment law - the latest developments including Brexit
  • Trade union and collective issues

The timed programme can be found below.

The fundamentals of employment law - April 2019 programme

Previous attendees of The fundamentals of employment law have said the following:

"If you are looking for a one-stop guide to HR, this is the perfect course!"

"Useful, concise and informative session presented by an enthusiastic and engaging speaker."

"An informative and interesting course delivered by a passionate and knowledgeable man who welcomed questions and participation. Very enjoyable and worthwhile."

"Excellent, highly informative course delivered in an engaging and lively manner. Fully recommend this course to all HR professionals to gain the fundamentals of employment law."

“Perfect for someone new to this area – didn’t assume any knowledge, yet was challenging and stretching at the same time.”

“The trainer has excellent knowledge and used good examples to answer questions.”

“A wonderful, engaging trainer who can make employment law seem fun.  Good blend of quizzes/discussions.”

“The trainer's enthusiasm and sense of humour really aided learning”.

“Everyone in HR should go to this course.”

“Outstanding trainer.”

“Excellent workshop, good material delivered in an engaging style, aimed at an appropriate level to provide a very useful overview.”

“Very useful and informative.  Very well delivered – managed to make employment law interesting!”

Prices and booking processes:

Delegates from UCEA member HEIs

Day 1 is now fully booked. 

If you work at a UCEA member institution and only wish to book a place on Day 2 - Equal opportunities at a cost of £370, please email 

Delegates from other HEIs and HE sector agencies

£470 for one day.

If you work for an HEI not in UCEA membership or another HE sector agency please email The fundamentals of employment law for more details about booking a place on this workshop.


A number of institutions have hosted The fundamentals of employment law course on their own premises.

This enables the workshop to be run on a bespoke basis; delegates are trained in the use of the specific policies in operation at the institution.

With no participant travel costs, it also offers a high cost saving for the institution.

A bespoke course can also cover specific areas of employment law in more or less detail.

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