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GMIT Mayo campus

Certificate in Law and HR (SPA)

10 Credits, Level 7, Semester I

Why Study?: 

This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles of law and human resource management.

The module will familiarise students with:

  • Sources of law
  • How law provides the legal framework for the business environment
  • Familiarise students with the fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • The introduction to Law in the first part of the module provides an essential context for the manner in which Human Resource Management is delivered.

This course is classified as a Special Purpose Award (SPA).

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to

  • Appreciate the role of law in business, its relevance to the working world, and have sensitivity to legal considerations in decision-making at work.
  • Classify and describe the sources of law, legal institutions and the roles of legal professionals.
  • Evaluate the legal considerations in business decision-making and to have a sensitivity to the employment law issues arising in the working environment.
  • Explain the development of human resource management theory and how theory informs practice.
  • Explain how the internal and external business environment influences human resource management, and in particular how law frames HR practice.
  • Evaluate how effective HR practice contributes to the achievement of organisational objectives.


  • Sources of Irish Law & Legal Institutions
  • Law of Civil Obligations
  • Introduction to Employment Law
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources and Employment Law Environment
  • The Achievement of Organisational Objectives

Other Essential Information: 

Duration: 7hrs per week

Time: 9.00am-4.15pm, Fridays Semester I

Start Date: Fridays 29th September, 20th October, 10th November & 15th December 2017



Discipline: Business

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Category: Part-time Accredited


Lifelong Learning Mayo Campus

Phone: + 353 (0) 94 904 3156 


Programme Duration: 15 Weeks