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Workers’ Rights and Labour Exploitation



Level 1 Award in Workers’ Rights and Labour Exploitation

Workers' rights cover a wide range of human rights, from the right to decent work to equal opportunities and protection against discrimination. In the workplace, these rights can include health and safety, the right to privacy at work, and more.

Our Level 1 Award in Workers' Rights and Labour Exploitation is ideal for those looking to improve their knowledge of workers’ rights and gain skills needed to help spot the signs of labour exploitation, either for personal or professional reasons.

This course covers a range of topics including the many aspects of exploitation and rights in the workplace, legal definitions, common misconceptions, acting upon suspicions of exploitation and who to go to for help.

    • Section 1: Finding a job

Develop knowledge of how to identify and showcase strengths in a CV when searching for employment.

    • Section 2: Finding job adverts

Explore the different areas and branches of media that can be utilised when searching for a job.

    • Section 3: Understand job adverts

Identify key facts needed to be understood when searching for employment, including the types of information needed to begin a search, and to provide to potential employers, whether upfront costs are to be paid, and the methods of application.

    • Section 4: Genuine and bogus adverts

Identify the signs that a job advertisement is, or is not, genuine, including common types of search scams, phishing scams, fake job sites, and how to stay safe.

    • Section 5: Types of employment status

Develop knowledge of the different types of employment status. Understand where to find information regarding own employment status, as well as be able to spot the characteristics of each employment status and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

    • Section 6: Employment types

Explore how employment rights may differ depending on the type of work being employed for, age, length of time with the employer and employment contract.

    • Section 7: Employment rights

Develop an understanding of the basic employment and statutory rights possessed by workers.

    • Section 8: Pay and salary

Gain in-depth insight into the key information enclosed on a payslip that is important to be able to recognise.

    • Section 9: What is exploitation and who is at greater risk of being exploited?

Explore the definition of exploitation, and the different types of exploitation that exist in the workplace. Also, understand how to identify the sectors of society that are more vulnerable to exploitation and how to identify when it occurs.

    • Section 10: Organisations that support victims and help to prevent labour exploitation.

Gain an in-depth view of where to find more information on labour exploitation and who to contact if it is suspected, or someone they know, are being exploited.