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Pre-University Law

Course Description

This course provides an ideal foundation for those intending to pursue law based courses in University or in an Institute of Technology.  It will provide students with an introduction to the legal system and the core principles of Irish law.

The points from this course can be used to gain entry into related third-level courses through “The Higher Education Links System”.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Business Law
  • Communications Level 5
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

Work Experience

Work Experience forms an integral part of this KCFE programme.  Students participate in quality placements allowing a valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in industry.  Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may use this course as a progression avenue to third level.  This qualification can be used to progress to some certificate and degree programmes in IOTs and Universities.

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Legal Studies 5M3789


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