Managing Sickness and Absence


Every HR department must have an effective employee absence policy in place to ensure that frequent absences are managed correctly and that unnecessary costs aren’t incurred. The Managing Sickness and Absence course is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the law regarding employee absences and how to implement an effective employee absence policy in the workplace.

You will learn about the short-term and long-term causes and financial costs of employee absences, what disciplinary measures to take when an employee is frequently absent, the rules regarding statutory sick pay, and much more. The course also explores the impact on teamwork when an employee is frequently absent and how to take a proactive approach to prevent frequent absences.

Highlights of the Managing Sickness and Absence :

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the organisational impact of employee absence
  • Learn how to measure and manage employee absence effectively
  • Familiarise with employment law in the UK and legislation regarding absence from work
  • Understand the rules regarding employee absence pay and statutory sick pay
  • Identify the most common reasons for employee absences, both short-term and long-term
  • Deepen your knowledge of the financial costs of employee absence
  • Know the key to effective absence management policy in the workplace
  • Learn about the disciplinary measures that employers can take in the case of frequent absences

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials


We offer fully-accredited online courses and comprehensive training on necessary skills and knowledge, so you can get ahead in your professional life.


Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll receive an instant e-certificate. You can receive printed certificates by post (with a shipping cost of £3.99) if you want which will be delivered right to your doorstep.
There’s no expiry date of any sort for our certificates, but we recommend that you renew them every 12 months for up-to-date information and credibility in this competitive job market.

Career Path

On successful completion, you will have the practical skills and knowledge to implement an effective employee absence policy in the workplace and will have an excellent understanding of UK law regarding frequent absences and sick pay. You will gain a range of HR and management skills required for dealing with employee absences effectively. 

Course Curriculum

Managing Sickness and Absence 00:30:00
Managing Sickness and Absence
Module 1: The Costs and Impact of Employee Absence
Module 2: Measuring and Managing Employee Absence
Module 3: Legislation, Processes, and Pay

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