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pre-university law (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one -year programme is for those interested in working in law. It is an excellent taster programme, with emphasis on a basic introduction to the primary areas of Irish law and the Irish Legal System. The principal pathways for further study are into Arts, Business or Law degrees. It is also a useful course for anyone seeking to apply to join the Defence Forces or An Garda Síochána.

  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Business Law
  • Legal Practice and Procedures
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Word Processing
  • Criminology

Modules are subject to change. 

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education.  All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. 

Maynooth University: MH502 Law & Criminology (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow: SE403 Business with Law (Level 8)

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone: US850 Law (Level 8)

University College Dublin: DN600 Law (BCL) (Level 8)

University of Galway: GY132 Government (Politics, Economics & Law) (Level 8)

University of Limerick: LM028 Criminal Justice (Level 8)


**QQI Maths Module required or Leaving Certificate Maths 

For further information, please email Elaine on 057 9349471 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee. (Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.)

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment.  Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.

Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Legal Studies

Duration: One year –  September 2024 to May 2025