Certificate in Legal Studies - QQI Level 5

  • Award
  • QQI Level 5 5M3789
  • DURATION
  • One year full time

"This course provides students with the skills and knowledge relating to legal practice required to embark on a career in the legal sector. Students will study at least eight subjects including Legal Practice and Procedures, Applied Economics, Criminal Law and Business Law."

Graduate Experience: Students are encouraged to work hard, to complete assignments, to read and study for the examinations, to reference properly - all for a positive outcome, for getting distinctions in each of the modules offered. With hard work, the sky is the limit. Class of 2019-20 - Claire Obele

About the Course

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge relating to legal practice required to embark on a career in the legal sector.

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

Subjects

Business Law
Legal Practice and Procedures
Applied Economics
Business Administration Skills
Accounting Manual & Computerised
Word Processing
Spreadsheet Methods
Communications
Work Experience
Statistics (Optional)

Course Requirements

Students applying for this course should have passed the Leaving Certificate in five subjects including English.

Mature Applicants welcome.

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

In the case of remote/blended learning use of a laptop and wifi connection is desirable.

Education Progression

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.

QQI Level 5 award holders may apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges through the CAO system including:

Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) (DN600)
Bachelor of Business and Law (BBL) UCD (DN610)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) TCD (TR004)
BCL (Law and Society) (BCL) DCU (DC232)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) TU Dublin (TU918)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) NUI Maynooth (MH501)
BCL (Law and Criminology) (NUI Maynooth) (MH502)
BA (Hons) in Criminology UCC (CK113)

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.

Assessment

This couse has a mixture of continuous practical assessments and written examinations.

Course Charges

€460 or €210 (with an in date medical card).

VTOS learners do not pay course fees. 

A deposit of €100 secures a place with the balance to be paid before the course commences.  

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