Aim of Programme
Aim of Programme
The main aim of the Certificate in Contract and Employment Law is to provide learners of all backgrounds with the opportunity to explore and develop their interest in Contract and Employment Law.
Nature of Contracts in Common law jurisdictions
Essential elements of a legally binding contract
Express and implied terms – Sale of Goods Acts
Remedies for breach and non-performance
Nature of employment
Essential elements of contracts of employment
Conditions of Employment
Health & Safety Legislation
Consultation and Information
* This is a standalone qualification. However as a graduate you will be exempt from the above modules on the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law delivered on a part-time basis at the institute.
Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years)
Leaving Certificate – Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate.
Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)
any QQI Level 5 (Full award with a minimum of eight modules)
Recognition of Prior Learning. (APL/APEL)
Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on www.aitflexiblelearning.ie.
During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:
- Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
- Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
- Introduction to Athlone IT’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
- Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme
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Progression from the Certificate in Contract and Employment Law programme is on to the level 8 Bachelor of Arts in Law programme. Entry criteria to this bachelor is based on being a mature applicant (i.e over 23 years of age) and completion of the Certificate in Contract and Employment Law programme.
Tuesday 7 pm to 9 pm
Plus 2 Saturdays per semester Online (9 am – 1 pm).
For online programmes, lectures will be delivered online and recordings of lectures will be available to view in the student’s own time.
Semester 1 (2022)
The programme’s assessments will be a combination of final examinations and continuous assessments.
Tuesday September 13th 2022
Applicants will have the opportunity to explore and develop their interest in Contract and Employment Law.
Please refer to our
Quick Help Guide
for step by step instructions for online applications.