Taught course

Employment Law and Practice

London Metropolitan University · Guildhall School of Business and Law

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a good bachelor’s degree (2.2) in any subject or a three-year diploma in business or creative industries
  • work experience in the HR industry or a related field equivalent to experienced middle management

You may be considered with HND/HNC. In certain circumstances, candidates with significant HR and employment law experience at a senior level may also be considered. Interviews are generally required for non-standard entry.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study this course?

This Advanced Diploma in Professional Development in Employment Law and Practice is an executive-level course that provides a University Diploma. It is delivered in London via weekend and evening study and supported by distance learning. The diploma is specifically designed for those at middle management in the human resources (HR) industry who are involved in employment law and practice in the UK or international markets. You'll develop your understanding of employment law and practice through engaging employment law projects.

More about this course

This course addresses key issues in the field of employment law and practice, including an understanding of the legal framework relating to employee relations and human resource management and will enable you to confidently handle and analyse legal materials. The course will see you analyse developments in employment law, including EC law, and enable you to identify appropriate sources to keep abreast of developments. You'll gain skills in identifying problems and issues which arise in employee relations and human resource management and applying the legal principles to those situations and advise on appropriate legal action to be taken in the workplace.

The course is delivered by experts in the field of employment law and will enhance your practical work experience and career prospects as you engage in the production of an employment law work-based project proposal. This presents an extremely valuable opportunity to engage in real-world practical research, framed by academic thinking, thus developing your competencies in a business environment.

This course also offers the opportunity to engage with an Employment Tribunal site visit and experts from the employment law field who will be involved in class-based delivery of teaching and learning.


The first module entitled Employment Law and Practice (BL7106) aims to provide learners with an understanding of this complex area of law and of the importance of law and legal developments in the employment field. It will enable learners to keep abreast of legal developments and to critically analyse the law and evaluate the implications for employment practice.

It will be assessed by coursework that integrates and ensures coverage of the module’s learning outcomes. The module is assessed by 100% coursework. It consists of two pieces of written coursework weighted at 75% and 25%.

The second module entitled Developing a Project Proposal for Employment Law and Practice will be assessed by two pieces of coursework. The first will comprise a research proposal (approx. 1,000 words) to be submitted online in week 5. The second assessment will comprise an Employment Law and Practice project proposal and reflection (approx. 4,000 words). This will be submitted online in week 15.

After the course

This course is aimed at middle management professionals and technical specialists who are already working in the human resources industry who have an interest in employment law.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • AdvDip
    part time
    7 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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