Certificate in Contract and Employment Law

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  • 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.


    • 6
      NFQ Level
    • 30

    Programme Content

    Programme Content

    Contract Law

    • Nature of Contracts in Common law jurisdictions

    • Essential elements of a legally binding contract

    • Consideration

    • Capacity

    • Contractual terms

    • Express and implied terms – Sale of Goods Acts

    • Exemption clauses

    • Mitigating Factors

    • Remedies for breach and non-performance

    • Discharge

    Employment Law

    • Relevant legislation

    • Nature of employment

    • Essential elements of contracts of employment

    • Recruitment

    • Conditions of Employment

    • Employment Equality

    • Protective Legislation

    • Health & Safety Legislation

    • Consultation and Information

    • Termination

    • Industrial Relations

      * 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.

    Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    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.




    1 Year

    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)

    October 1st

    November 19th

    Programme Fee



    The programme’s assessments will be a combination of final examinations and continuous assessments.


    Tuesday September 13th 2022


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  • 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.