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Module Title
Employment Tribunal Skills

Employment tribunal practice and procedure, negotiation skills,

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedOctober 2002
ApprovedMarch 2013
AmendedAugust 2013
Version No.2

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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to SCQF 11 entry requirement or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To enable the student to obtain deep understanding of procedures, formalities and evidential requirements inherent in an employment tribunal case, and to comprehend the techniques that allow individuals and organisations to effectively manage the tribunal process.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of employment tribunal practice and procedure.
2. Develop a key understanding of effective case management
3. Understand the evidential requirements of an employment law case and how to practically satisfy such requirements.
4. Evaluate various negotiation techniques and develop the ability to implement them appropriately in practice.

Indicative Module Content

Employment tribunal practice and procedure; evidential requirements; negotiation, questioning and case development skills.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Part TimeDistance Learning
Assessed Presentations

Directed Study

Student Centred Learning

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

This module will be delivered by a mixture of lectures, seminars, group presentations, case studies, student discussions, directed reading and independent research

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4
Component 2 1,2,3,4

Written coursework exercise worth 70% of the module grade(C2)

A portfolio assessment consisting of various aspects of taking or defending an employment tribunal claim. It is worth 30% of the module grade (C1)

Indicative Bibliography

1.CUNNINGHAM, N. and REED, M., 2013. <I>Employment tribunal claims: tactics & precedents.</I> 4th ed. London: Legal Action Group.
2.EMIR, A., 2018. <I>Selwyn's law of employment.</I> 20th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3.JONES, S. and SLADE, E., 2018. <I>Tolley's employment handbook.</I> 32nd ed. available through LexisLibrary on RGU library database.

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