Lead Training Services

Award in HR Governance, Employment Law & GDPR

MQF Level 6 CPD Award
Starting: 3rd October 2024

LEAD Training Services has designed the Award in HR Governance, Employment Law and GDPR to assist participants in gaining a solid foundation in dealing with current challenges in relation to governance, employment law and GDPR compliance.

This course provides practical knowledge on Human Resources Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (HR-GRC) for those professionals who already work in an HR department and also for participants that aspire to make a career move within HR. The Compliance parts of this course includes Employment Law and the recent obligations from GDPR.

The field of human resources originally dealt with matters such as personnel and payroll. Over the years it has evolved to include important aspects of GRC. As an integral part of GRC, HR audits involve an organisation’s strategic actions to take an intensely objective look at its HR policies, procedures and practices. These audits can help identify whether an HR department’s specific practice areas or processes are adequate, legal and effective. The second part of this course will tackle Employment Law, which is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. The third part of this course will enable participants to obtain competencies and skills which will help them address the challenges imposed by the recent GDPR regulations with respect to data protection.

This course will help participants enhance their effectiveness in these diverse roles while staying up on the latest trends in the industry.

Accreditation and MQF level

The accreditation status of this programme is a ‘‘Higher Education Programme’’. A CPD Award accredited with 6 ECTS credits (MQF/EQF Level 6) by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) in HR Governance, Employment Law & GDPR will be presented to delegates who obtain a minimum pass in the relative assignment.

Target Audience

This course has been designed for all HR professionals with an interest in improving HR performance and HR compliance efforts. It is essential course for HR department heads, HR generalists and specialists in resourcing, compensation and benefits, payroll, training personnel, talent management and employee services. Organisational development specialists will also benefit from this course. Other individuals who may benefit from this course:

  • Human Resources Managers and officers
  • Business Administration Executives
  • Payroll Coordinators
  • Accounts Executives
  • C-Level, Senior and Middle Managers

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of MQF/EQF Level 5 of Education (Commerce Related) OR minimum of 3 years work experience in Business Administration.
  • This course welcomes individuals from the legal age of 18 onwards.
  • Maturity age is set at 23 years of age.

Duration & Mode of Attendance

This part-time course is made up of 12 evening sessions which are spread over a period of 4 to 6 months, including assessment.

Course Delivery Mode – Live Webinars

This course will be delivered via live online webinars using Zoom.

The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform through which students can follow the trainer presenting live whilst also using a powerpoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.  Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.  Our student support team will assist all students with simple instructions on how to access the webinar online.  A support line will also be made available to communicate with a student support officer in case of technical difficulties encountered during the live webinar.

All webinars will also be recorded and uploaded on the student online resources portal for future reference during home study.  Trainers will also dedicate very regular Q & A times during the webinar to ensure all students can have the chance to ask questions and reach the intended learning objectives.  The email and contact details of the trainer will also be made available in case students would wish to get in touch with the trainer throughout the course period.

Short 10 minute breaks will be given during the webinar.

How You’ll Learn

This course will be delivered via live online webinars.  The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform, through which students can follow the trainer presenting live, whilst also using a PowerPoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.

Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.

The course will also make use of:

  • Online Presentations
  • Video Lecturing;
  • Q&A via online course forum;
  • Online Q&A with Educator (Trainer).
  • The above are considered to be contact hours as all of the above will be under control of the instructor.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course, students will be presented with the assignment questions, where students have four or five questions and need to choose three. The total word count for the total assignment is 3,000 words. Students need to submit the assignment as per the submission date on the assignment questions document provided.

Grading: The assignment questions will be corrected and students must achieve a pass mark of at least 50 marks, in order to be given a certification.

Language of Course Instruction & Course Materials

The course materials and the live webinars are in English.

Course & Examination Dates

Modules Dates Time
Module 1 : GDPR Compliance for HR Departments
MQF/EQF Level 6 CPD Award, 2 ECTS
03/10, 10/10, 17/10 17:10-20:30
Module 2 : Essentials of Maltese Employment Law and Industrial Relations
MQF/EQF Level 6 CPD Award, 2 ECTS
24/10, 31/10, 07/11 17:10-20:30
Module 3 : Human Resources Governance, Risk Management and Auditing
MQF/EQF Level 6 CPD Award, 2 ECTS
14/11, 21/11, 28/11 17:10-20:30

Please note that as per terms and conditions, LEAD Training Services reserves the right to alter course dates, times and venue in exceptional circumstances beyond its control.

Total Hours of Learning

This is an accredited course, which requires students to commit themselves and to be responsible for their own studies. Below is a suggested guideline of the number of hours each student should dedicate to self-studying and preparing for the final written assignment.

Total Course Contact Hours
(Live Online Webinars)
Total Course Suggested Self-Study Hours
(reading for interest & further knowledge)
Total Course Supervised Placement and Practice Hours
(Work placement supervision)
Total Course Suggested Assessment Hours
(Take home assignment)

Course Outline & Dates



  • The online training made the course easily accessible and the course tutors were extremely helpful. Looking forward to undertaking more of the courses Lead Training have on offer!
    H. Harrison (July 2021)
  • The content, the delivery and the relevancy met my expectations! The benefit of small group allowed the sessions to be very interactive. Additionally, the mentors allowed to put the theories into real life scenarios and this helped me to enhance my knowledge.
    C. Caruana (July 2021)
  • I took the course of HR Governance, Employment Law and GDPR and now that I successfully finished it, I can say that I widened my knowledge in the field. I feel more confident doing my job and I would suggest this course for anyone related to human resources. The trainers are true professionals, with accessible teaching methods.
    N. Buga (October 2020)

Course Funding Options

For Individuals

    Candidates can benefit from a 70% rebate of the course fee via tax credit. Get Qualified is an initiative that supports the personal development of individuals for the achievement of qualifications and certifications required by industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who We Are

We are a team of specialists passionate about our work and with a common ambition to share learning experiences with people in the business community and civil society.

Under the brand name LEAD Training Services, our team has attracted an impressive pool of professional trainers from different areas of business.

This makes us the only professional training organisation in Malta that can offer cutting edge training programmes across a broad spectrum of topics. We do not believe in one-size-fits-all training programmes and in line with our belief we customise our programmes to our individual customer’s needs.

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