Level Two Diploma in Employment Law (455A12)

This course will develop your understanding of current Employment Law.

What will I study?

This modular course has three sections:

The Changing Nature of Employment Law 

Reps will study how employment law has changed; the potential for using employment law in support of workplace bargaining; and the limitations of the judiciary.

Employment Law and the Individual:

This module examines the status, use and enforcement of contracts. How they are made and changed. Do they need to be in writing and many more issues that continue to puzzle reps in the course of their trade union activities.

Trade Union Collective Rights:

This will help to identify and establish legal standards at work. There have been significant improvements in this area of the law that receive little publicity outside of legal chambers.


Entry requirements

Union representatives who wish to take this course should have:

  • Previously attended the union reps Stage 1 and Stepping Up – the advanced course for union representatives courses; or 
  • obtained 30 OCN credits, with a minimum of 18 credits at level 2; or 
  • obtained a suitable equivalent to the two categories above, through their own union’s courses or from elsewhere.

What next?

Upon completion of this qualification, participants may be able to go onto the NOCN diploma for trade union representatives in employment law.

Additional information

For further details on this course or an application form please contact:


Anne Farley 01262 455079 or Hazel Parker 01482 390965

East Riding College

Flemingate Centre

Armstrong Way



For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide