E-learning Course on Labour Inspection

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E-learning Course on Labour Inspection

19 octobre–11 décembre 2020
Le cours est disponible en English, Português
Présentation du cours

The course will familiarize participants with the principles, functions and main characteristics of labour inspection. Participants will be able to choose from different compliance strategies and carry out a comprehensive and effective labour inspection visit relating to working conditions and occupational safety and health, applying new tools and a set of indicators to identify the employment relationship.

Groupes cibles

Labour inspectors working at central or provincial level; labour inspection system managers; labour administration system officials involved in labour protection; trainers from labour administration/inspection training institutions; representatives of employers' and workers' organizations with a special interest in labour inspection; ILO officials and staff involved in technical cooperation projects; experts, researchers and consultants on labour-related issues.


At the end of the training programme participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles, functions and main characteristics of labour inspection;
  • Identify the key issues to take into consideration in the preparation, conduction, and follow-up of an inspection visit;
  • Describe the main issues concerning the inspection of working conditions;
  • Describe labour inspection of key occupational safety and health issues;
  • Explain the differences and inter-linkages between various compliance strategies;
  • Apply a set of indicators to identify the employment relationship;
  • Identify the applications of the main tools for labour inspection activities.
  • Introduction to labour inspection: principles, functions and main characteristics;
  • Strategies of compliance;
  • Inspection of working conditions;
  • Inspection of the employment relationship;
  • Inspection of occupational safety and health;
  • Labour inspection visit;
  • Tools for labour inspection.
Format and methodology

This innovative e-learning course has been designed according to a learner-centred approach in order to better involve participants and keep them motivated. It is highly interactive and engaging. Different methods have been used such as storytelling, scenarios, videos and interactive activities to make the content interesting, relevant and also entertaining.

The course is composed of 7 modules. Each module contains texts, short animations, exercises and assignments. Participants are expected to complete one module per week, but they can learn from any location, any time of the day or night (the course is delivered through distance learning in asynchronous mode with no live sessions). During the course, participants will be asked to make comments on specific topics and to discuss different issues in a dedicated forum.

After the participant has completed each module and submitted the assignment through the course platform, a tutor will provide feedback and the participant will be given access to the next module.  Participants who successfully complete the assignments required (one per each module) will receive a Certificate of Participation.


Participants will be required to have a good knowledge of written English as training materials will be available on the e-platform in English only.  However, Portuguese-speaking participants will be allowed to interact in a dedicated forum in Portuguese and to submit their written assignments in Portuguese.  

Application and fees

If you wish to participate in this course, please fill in the online application on the above link. The application should be accompanied by a letter from the sponsoring organization committing to cover participation cost (995 Euros). 

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