The Workplace Law - Level 3 Course is designed for those who want to learn more about law within the workplace environment.

This course concentrates on how the law and regulations impact on the running of a business and is an ideal preparation course for those who wish to develop or learn more about policies and procedures which comply with current legislation.

The Objectives of the Course are to:

  • Describe the legal framework within which workplace law operates.

  • Examine the legal framework in which employment of people operates.

  • Analyse the impact of law on the relationship with clients and customers.

  • Understand the range of health and safety legislation which impacts on business operations.

On successful completion on this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

The Course Includes the Following Units:-

  • Unit One – Introduction

The following topics are covered: The UK legal system and workplace law, Statute law, Common law, European law and Institutions associated with workplace law.

  • Unit Two – Employing People and the Law

The following topics are covered: Recruiting staff and the law, Retaining employees and the law and Parting with employees and the law.

  • Unit Three – Customer Relationships and the Law

The following topics are covered: Creating a legally valid customer contract, Creating a valid Business to Business Contract, Distance Selling Regulations, The Doorstep Selling Regulations, E-Commerce Regulations 2002, The Consumer Protections from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008, Guarantees and warrantees, Product Liability and Claiming in the small claims court.

  • Unit Four – Health and Safety and the Law

The following topics are covered: Legal Framework, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, The Smoke-free Premises and Enforcement Regulations 2006, Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992, Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989, Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), Noise at Work Regulations 1989, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), Enforcement of health and safety regulations.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.


You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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