• Code:SD
  • Certification: QQI Level 5 Award in Legal Studies (5M3789)
  • Duration:One Year


This one-year QQI Level 5 certificate course is designed to enable you to work in a
legal environment or to prepare for a career in the legal profession by progressing
to higher education. 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.
In addition, successful graduates of this course may also take the next step and
progress to higher education or university to continue their studies to achieve a
full law degree.

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
  • One of the following:
    • Leaving Certificate (minimum of five
    06/H7’s or combination of five 06/
    H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating
    circumstances may be considered
    • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit
    • Full QQI Level 4 award with a merit
    • Mature Applicants – experience
    will be considered in lieu of formal
    Places are offered following a successful
Career Opportunities
  • Legal Executive
    • Law Clerk
    • Paralegal
    • Legal Secretary
    • Legal departments of government,
    insurance or banking
    • Compliance departments of business
Higher Education Progression*

Examples of potential courses include:
Management – Advanced Certificate
QQI Level 6 (6M4587)
• TU Dublin:
Law (DT532)
• UCC (NUI):
Law (CK301)
Criminology (CK113)
Law & Business (CK307)
Law (Pathways) (CK 301)

Course Co-Ordinator

Seán Cryan

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