PDA in Employment Law

PDA in Employment Law

The aim of the PDA in Employment Law at SCQF Level 8 is to recognise candidates' continuing professional development as a paralegal in this area, or to develop the relevant specialist, practical skills and knowledge they will need as a paralegal to satisfy the requirements for registration as a Law Society of Scotland Registered Paralegal in this area.

 

Who does this qualification suit

Access to this PDA will ultimately be at the discretion of the delivering centre. However, candidates are expected in the main to be either in employment as a paralegal, either as a trainee or a more experienced paralegal or a HR officer. Candidates would normally be expected to have competence in Communication at SCQF level 6 or equivalent.

Candidates who have achieved either the HNC or HND in Legal Services who are not yet employed as a paralegal would have some evidence towards the Units in the PDA. These candidates may wish to complete the PDA with a view to securing a post as a paralegal in Scotland in the near future.

Candidate Information

The aim of the PDA in Employment Law at SCQF Level 8 is to recognise your continuing professional development as a paralegal in this area, or to develop the relevant specialist, practical skills and knowledge you will need as a paralegal to satisfy the requirements for registration as a Law Society of Scotland Registered Paralegal in this area.

You may already be working as a paralegal in this or another specialist area or you may be a full/part time student finishing an HNC or HND in Legal Services and may wish to gain employment in the near future as a paralegal.

Approval

Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide (510 KB).

Qualification Structure

PDA Employment Law

Group Award Code: GD22 48 (40 SCQF credit points)

The PDA in Employment Law at SCQF level 8 consists of four mandatory Units with a total of 40 SCQF credit points.

The structure is illustrated below:

Unit title SQA Unit Code SCQF credit points SCQF level SQA credit value

Essential Skills for Paralegals

FT5R 35

8

8

1

Employment Tribunal Procedure and Practice

FT5T 35

8

8

1

Unfair Dismissal

FT2A 35

8

8

1

Employment Relationship and the Employment Contract

FT2C 35

16

8

2

Group Award Specification

Title: PDA in Employment Law at SCQF level 8
Code: GD22 48
Date: August 2013
Download: PDA in Employment Law at SCQF level 8 Arrangements Document (281 KB)