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Ibec/TU Dublin CPD Certificate in Industrial Relations


Technological University Dublin
Special purposes award - Level 6 on the NFQ (10 ECTS)
TU Dublin Special purposes award - Level 6 on the NFQ (10 ECTS)

Programme Overview
The primary objective of the Certificate in Industrial Relations Programme is to give managers / executives an understanding of the core principles and concepts of industrial relations giving them the skills to put progressive IR policies and procedures in places. They will also learn how to deal effectively with disputes, understand how the State’s dispute resolution institutions work and how to prepare and present cases to a third party.

Who Should Attend?
The programme is designed to meet the needs of human resource executives, line managers, and all those who want to up skill in the critical area of industrial relations at work. Those attending are therefore required to be working in the area of HR or management, or intending to move into this field.


Duration: 7 Days

Programme Content:
(7 Subjects)
  • Introduction to the Irish System of Industrial Relations
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Managing Change Within Organisations
  • Employment Legislation – Industrial Relations
  • Employment Legislation
  • Preparing a Third Party Submission

All presenters on the programme are practitioners who deal with a variety of real- life situations on a daily basis. Participants are encouraged to express their views and experiences. Case studies and exercises will be used to ensure a real and practical understanding of each subject.

Programme Assessment:
Individual and group assessments are an integral part of the programme and count towards end of year results as follows:
  • Closed book exam 70%
  • Group assignment 20%
  • Learning journal and class participation 10%

Upcoming dates:

Ibec , DublinOct 5, 12, 19, 27: Nov 2, 9, 16, 2020

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