Successful completion of this course will result in a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Legal Studies 5M3789

Course Outline

  • Business Law 5N2091
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Conflict Resolution 5N0692
  • Criminal Law 5N3787
  • Criminology 5N2107
  • Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
  • Family Law 5N3786
  • Word Processing 5N1358
  • Work Experience 5N1356

Course Duration

This is a one year, full time course running from September to May.

Entry Requirements 

A Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent is required, although exceptions are given to mature students who are over 23 years of age. Acceptance to the course is subject to interview.

Course Progression

Upon successful completion of this course, learners may be eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities.


Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required.  There is also a €100 Student Services fee required on acceptance of the course.

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