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Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to interpret legislation and legal principles relevant to an occupational sector and to apply
procedures to ensure their implementation in the workplace.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.

Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Health Service Skills 5M3782


Some of the Learning outcomes include:

  1. Explain the meaning of common general legal terms, the hierarchy, jurisdiction and function of the courts, the role and functions of personnel within the Irish legal system, the sources of Irish law and their relevance in her/his vocational area
  2. Examine the proceedings in a court case to include, a court visit, media reports, Irish Law Reports and the main categories of remedies available in civil actions
  3. Summarise the role, functions and structure of a specific organisation to include its legislative framework, the role of regulatory agencies or bodies and provisions of relevant sectoral or occupational legislation
  4. Explain the main provisions of employment law, to include the role and functions of the main agencies involved in industrial relations disputes and the concept of vicarious liability of employers
  5. Analyse the main legislative provisions relevant to a specific occupational sector


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Assignment 40% Examination 40% Learner Record 20% Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced healthcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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