Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Entry Requirements
All students must be 16 years of age and above to enrol into our Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma course.
Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.
Approximately 20 hours per unit.
Optional coursework and final examination.
Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Course Content
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 1 – The legal sources
This module explores the numerous sources from which Health and Safety law can be derived from. It will include an exploration of common law liability, as well as the influence of the more recent European laws. The overall aim of this module is to try to place Health and Safety law in its rightful perspective by providing an overview of the major sources.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 2 – The legal machinery
This module explores the institutions and procedures which allow health and safety law to bought into practice. An exploration of the court structure is undertaken, as well as discussion about tribunals and alternative dispute resolution. There is an in depth analysis of the merits and shortcomings of the current system of health and safety legislation.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 3 – Civil liability
This module explores the substantive area of Health and Safety law, where an employer may become liable should he fail in his duty of care under common law. Despite the age of this remedy, it remains a vital safeguard for the employee in the event of an industrial injury.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 4 – Vicarious liability
In this module, there is an analysis of situations under which the employer will be liable for wrongful and, often, potentially dangerous acts committed by his employees. There is a consideration of the primary statutory provisions which relate to this area.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 5 – Discrimination
This module explores the often distressing and harmful practice of discrimination in the workplace, and what steps may or must be undertaken to prevent it. A range of areas are examines, both domestic and European sources, and the way they may be applied to individual circumstances.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 6 – The role of common law and equity
The essence of this module is a review of the common law mechanisms coupled with an insight into the relevance of equity. There will be an in-depth and engaging analysis of the important case law in this area.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 7 – Criminal law and the consumer
This module provides an overview of consumer law provisions and how it is necessary to input criminalise certain activities within this area with a view to protecting the health and safety of the consumer. A range of criminal offences are examined, along with a discussion about their enforcement mechanisms.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 8 – European law and the consumer
This module examines the influence of European Law with regards to our safety as consumers. There will be a discussion concerning relevant Directives and case law. Students are required to draw their knowledge of both legal sources and mechanisms gained in earlier modules, and apply them here.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 9 – Implications for human resource practitioner
In keeping with this being a practical course, this modules examines the implications for the human resource practitioner and how they can best seek to ensure that the major legal requirements are adhered to, whilst still trying to ensure that the needs of staff remain a paramount consideration at all times.
Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma Module 10 – Implications for management
This final module examines the major legal implications for management and some of the essential processes of which they need a basic awareness; for example, the dismissal process and accident investigation.
This Level 3 Health + Safety Law Diploma course can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.