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Ibec/DIT CPD Certificate in Industrial Relations


Level 6, Special Purpose Award, 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, 26, Nov 2, 16, 30, 2018

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"I found the course very practical and it was a rapid means of getting a good insight into industrial relations legislation in Ireland, which was vital in my new role in Industrial Relations in Dublin City Council."

Phil Murray, Adminstrative Officer, Dublin City Council

"I thoroughly enjoyed doing the course. I found it really informative and the knowledge that I gained will assist me very well in my day to day role here at Aon Hewitt. I know that all of the other attendees share the same view."

Evelyn O'Brien, Management Consulting, Aon Hewitt

"Thank you - I really enjoyed this course and look forward to applying what I have learned to my future career in HR."

Barry O'Brien, Recruitment Specialist, Boston Scientific

"This course was excellent. The quality of the training was exceptional and its content very relevant to today's challenging business environment. The practical skills sessions i.e. the mock conciliation conference and Labour Court hearing, were particular useful. Highly recommended."

Amanda Winters, Senior HR Business Partner, Global Tele Sales Ltd

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