Programme Details

The programmes listed lead to awards in the NFQ. The provider that offers the programme will have full details.




Certificate in Workplace Adjudication

Programme Purpose

The Certificate in Workplace Adjudication will give learners a thorough understanding of the principles of law that underpin the operation of a quasi- judicial tribunal involving the administration of justice. This is done by examining the Irish and European legal framework. It will ensure that learners are familiar with constitutional developments, current industrial relations issues, employment rights and equality legislation with a focus on the more contentious areas of employment regulation. Furthermore, it will give learners the opportunity to consider the practice and procedures applicable to referrals from Irish Tribunals and court to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Equally, this is balanced by the inclusion in the programme of several practical workshop - type sessions designed to enhance learners’ skills in conducting hearings and administering justice in public, dealing with parties and their witness’s, and writing up formal reasoned decisions. The programme encourages active participation and cross- learning between learners, and the involvement of experienced adjudicators, judges, barristers and solicitors ensure a practical approach. The Certificate in Workplace Adjudication was originally validated in 2014 to coincide with the enactment of the Workplace Relations Act 2015. It was a successful programme but its validation expired in 2019.

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Dublin City

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PEL Applies


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Centres offering Certificate in Workplace Adjudication

Name Address Contact Website
National College of Ireland Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, D01 Y300 01 4498500