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The fundamentals of employment law

09:00AM - 16:30PM, 2 - 3 October 2019
central London
This is a two-part workshop taking place in October 2019

  1. Programme
  2. Testimonials
  3. Prices and how to book
  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 2 October 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 3 October 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 - October 2019


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

Price: Attend Day 1 or Day 2 for £345 per day. Attend both days for £625 
If you work at a UCEA member institution book a place(s) via the online booking form


Delegates from other HEIs and HE sector agencies

Price: Attend Day 1 or Day 2 for £445 per day. Attend both days for £725
If you work for an HEI not in UCEA membership or another HE sector agency please email for more details about booking a place on this workshop.
Terms and conditions of booking
Confirmation of your place, including registration details and joining instructions, will be sent to you by email no later than two weeks before the event. 
We would advise you not to make any travel arrangements until you have received confirmation of your place. Please contact UCEA (contact details below) if you need to obtain confirmation of your place earlier than the standard two weeks prior to the event in order to purchase cheaper advance fares, as we may be able to confirm your place at an earlier date to facilitate this. 
The booking fee is chargeable for cancellations made less than 14 calendar days before the course/event. The substitution of named individuals is allowed at any time. 
If you wish to amend any of the details of your booking (subject to these terms and conditions), or if you have any queries about the course/event please email or call 020 7383 2444 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9.00am–5.30pm).

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.

For more details contact