Interpret legislation and legal principles relevant to an occupational sector.
The purpose of this QQI Level 5 Workplace Statutory Policies and Procedures 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.
To be eligible to sit this course you must be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This means that learners must have experience in healthcare, homecare or family care and as such must be deemed competent in a range of learning outcomes. After purchasing, an eligibility form will be emailed to you which must be completed and submitted to confirm your eligibility. *If you don’t meet the requirements you will be refunded your course fee.
If you have no experience in the above areas please contact us to discuss your requirements.
On course completion learner will be able to:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Analyse the main legislative provisions relevant to a specific occupational sector
- Apply the main provisions of the safety health and welfare legislation to ensure a high level of safety for staff and clients in the workplace environment
- Interpret the principles of legislation and policies and procedures that impact on a specific occupational sector to include equal opportunity, customer care, natural law, data protection and freedom of information.
- Identify differences between a contract for services and a contract of service
- Develop a quality service, to include techniques used for measuring quality service, the purpose of a customer charter, the importance of good presentation in relation to communications with customers and the relative advantages and disadvantages of communication systems
- Process appropriate records to include carrying out a hazard identification and risk assessment in the workplace
- Work effectively with appropriate responses in line with policy and procedures, in a crisis or conflict situation
All learning outcomes must be assessed:
- Examination – Theory 40% – An examination provides a means of assessing a learner’s ability to recall and apply knowledge, skills and understanding within a set period of time and under clearly specified conditions. A theory-based examination assesses the ability to recall, apply and understand specific theory and knowledge.
- Assignment 40% – An assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included. An assignment is usually of short duration and may be carried out over a specified period of time. The assessor will devise two assignments worth 20% each.
- Learner Record 20% – A learner record is the learner’s self-reported and self-reflective record in which he/she describes specific learning experiences, activities, responses and skills acquired. An examination provides a means of assessing a learner’s ability to recall and apply knowledge, skills and understanding within a set period of time and under clearly specified conditions. A theory-based examination assesses the ability to recall, apply and understand specific theory and knowledge
- Pass 50% – 64%
- Merit 65% – 79%
- Distinction 80% – 100%
Click on the below for information on RPL, Exemptions & PEL
Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.
QQI Level 5 Workplace Statutory Policies and Procedures Certificate