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This one-year QQI Level 5 certificate course is designed to enable you to work in a legal environment and general secretarial enviroments. In addition to developing your technical skills in a range of office-related activities, you will have a specialist focus on legal practice. You will develop your Microsoft Office skills alongside fast and accurate keyboarding. In completing this course, you will feel confident about working in any general office or legal environment and have developed strong individual and team skills.

Programme of Study
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Business Law 
  • Criminal Law
  • Communications 
  • Work Experience
  • Text Production with Data Entry
  • Audio Transcription
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing

     Components subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit profile
  • Full QQI Level 4 award with a merit profile
  • Mature applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following successful interview

Career Opportunities
  • Legal Practices
  • Legal departments of government
  • Employment as legal executive
Higher Education Progression*


  • Law DT532 


  • Law CK301 
  • Criminology CK113 

Carlow IT:

  • Law - LLB CW717 
  • Business with Law CW938 

Athlone IT: 

  • Business (AL 850); 
  • Business & Law (AL 851) 

IT Blanchardstown:

  • Business (BN 101);
  • Business & IT (BN 103); 
  • International Business (BN110) 


  • Management - Advanced Certificate QQI Level 6 (6M4587)
Course Co-Ordinator

Ailish Kane

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