Pre-University Law - QQI Level 5


QQI Level 5 Legal Studies 5M3789


One year full time

Course Information

This course provides learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the Business sector.
Students will study at least eight subjects in this full time one year course including Economics, Business Administration and Statistics. On this course there is an emphasis on skills development with subjects such as Spreadsheets, Database, Word Processing, Accounting and Payroll.
Students who complete this one year level 5 QQI course have gone on to further study in IT Tallaght, DIT, National College of Ireland, IADT, DCU and UCD.

Please note: some courses may involve remote teaching next year depending on Covid and the instruction from the HSE.

Course Requirements

· All applicants should have Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

· Mature applicants welcome.

· All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry.

· All applicants will be interviewed.

Course Modules

Business Law
Legal Practice and Procedures
Criminal Law
Business Administration Skills
Word Processing
Spreadsheet Methods
Work Experience
Statistics (Optional)


Students will be entered for the following QQI Level 5 Award:

5M3789 Legal Studies

Work Experience

Work Experience is an essential part of the programme and gives the learner the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired on the course.

Further/Higher Education Link

QQI Level 5 award holders may apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges through the CAO system. Past students have progressed to law courses in DCU, UCD, TU Dublin (previously DIT), Maynooth University and IT Carlow. See the CAO website and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions for more information. Please note that some higher education courses have specific results and subjects requirements.

On successful completion of a QQI Level 5 course students have the opportunity to progress within Rathmines College to:

· QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business - 6M4985;

· QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Business - Legal 6M4985;

Students who achieve the required results in their level 6 award will have the opportunity to apply for Students who achieve the required results in their level 6 award will have the opportunity to apply for advanced entry to a number of Higher Education colleges including DIT, NCI, ITB and ITT.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course are equipped to seek employment in a range of Business, Administration and Legal environments.

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