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Certificate in Legal Practice

Certificate in Legal Practice


The Cert. in Legal Practice allows learners to enhance their legal career through the study of 4 practical legal modules

The Certificate in Legal Practice (Level 7, QQI, Special Purpose Award) is a one year course which covers four practical modules and is offered on a part-time basis (one night per week) either in class or via blended learning.

Why Study Legal Practice at Griffith College?

The aim of the Certificate in Legal Practice course is to develop students' expertise in legal practice through the study of Professional Ethics and Skills in Practice, Civil Litigation Conveyancing and Criminal Practice and Procedure. The course is delivered both in-class and via blended learning.

  • The Certificate in Legal Practice is a Level 7 Special Purpose Award validated by QQI.
  • Students will gain experience in legal practices, to supplement existing legal knowledge, preparing them for a career in law.
  • Learners will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of businesses outside law.
  • All of our lecturers have many years’ experience in the legal sector.
  • All lectures and course materials are available anytime through our Moodle service.

Course Highlights

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Full Online Access Available
  • Experienced and Legal Practitioner Lecturers
  • Extensive Library Facilities and Legal Research Databases

Additional Information

  • The course takes place over one academic year, with classes one night per week.
  • All lectures are recorded and posted online for students unable to attend class.

Intake Dates

This course will next commence September 2020.

What our students say

Having a young family and returning to education, I was delighted with the supportive environment, positive attitude and encouragement from the faculty. The small class sizes are such a benefit to the learning experience. The course created new opportunities for my future career in law and expanded my viewpoint in so many areas. I’m glad I chose Griffith College & I'm grateful to have made some great friends along the way.

Yvonne Cahalane
LL.B. (Hons)
Course details

Modules on the Certificate in Legal Practice are practical in nature and supplement learners existing legal knowledge while preparing them for a career in the legal sector;

  • Professional Ethics and Skills in Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Conveyancing
  • Criminal Practice and Procedure

Course Contacts

Dublin Main Campus Campus

Please note this is a provisional timetable and may be subject to change.

2019 Timetable 

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants need to have work experience in a legal environment and previously studied law at Level 6 or upwards.

Applicants under the age of 23 years need 5 O6/H7 grades in the Leaving Certificate, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) or, four GCSE passes at grade C to include English plus one pass at A-level.

How to Apply

Fill in the application form uploading a copy of the following;

  • Photo I.D. (passport)
  • A detailed C.V.
  • Leaving Certificate results (if applicable)
Tuition Fees

General Fee Information 

2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. 

Study Mode: Part-Time/Blended


Irish/EU Living in Ireland: EUR 1,750.00

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]


2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.


Academic Progression 

 Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies at Griffith College. We offer a number of options including:

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression 

Through the Certificate in Legal Practice, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of critical analysis and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics.There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Executive​

Ready to take the next step?