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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Fundamentals of Employment Law
Reference BS3351 Version 5
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved July 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide students with an introduction to fundamental issues of employment law such as the: formation, performance and termination of the employment relationship as well as the legal implications of employee representation in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Demonstrate an understanding and application of the legal principles governing the operation of the employement relationship.
2 Analyse aspects of statutory provisions and relevant case law and apply effectively to legal problems/situations.
3 Evaluate the legal implications of workers' representation rights and collective action in the workplace .

Indicative Module Content
The module will focus on the formation, general operation and termination of the Employment relationship. Including contracts of employment, equality law, redundancy and unfair dismissal. It will examine collective aspects of employment such as employee representation rights, trade union recognition, collective bargaining, collective industrial action.

Module Delivery
This is a lecture and seminar based module. Lectures provide core module content. Seminars develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Examination Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Online Open Book Quiz
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Written examination

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The Module is assessed by two components: C1 - Coursework - 30% weighting. C2 - Examination - 70% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A At least 70% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
B At least 60% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
C At least 50% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
D At least 40% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component
E At least 35% on weighted aggregate
F Less than 35% on weighted aggregate
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF 9 entry requirements or equivalent
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 LEWIS, M. and JEFFERSON, M., 2015. Employment law concentrate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2 MIDDLEMISS, S. and DOWNIE, M., 2015. Employment law in Scotland. 2nd ed. Haywards Heath: Bloomsbury Professional.
3 SELWYN, N., 2016. Selwyn's law of employment. 19th ed. London: Butterworths.

 

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