The one year level 6 Certificate in Legal Studies aims to equip students with foundation knowledge of the concepts and principles pertaining to the core areas of Irish Law and to cultivate skills that will help them to transfer into either the work place or Year 1 of the LLB
The level 6 Certificate in Legal Studies aims to equip students with foundation knowledge of the concepts and principles pertaining to the core areas of Irish Law and to cultivate skills that will help them to transfer into the workplace in an administrative position within a legal firm or other business, or other office-based roles within law enforcement, or the public sector. The course is delivered over two semesters and includes a one-day-a-week work placement.
This course will next commence September 2019.
When I walked through the front gates of Griffith College I was immediately put at ease. The law school is small and accessible. The lecturers are extremely supportive and friendly but at the same time focused on getting the results needed to bring us students closer to achieving exam results. It's difficult but rewarding, and I'm loving every minute of it.
This one year course has two semesters. In the first semester, the student will focus on core law subjects along with a personal and career development programme. In the second semester, the learner will take more of the core law subject but this time will they will have a focus on work placement and will spend one day a week on work placement.
5 O6/H7 grades, 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
Applicants under 23 years
Applicants under 23 years of age on January 1st of the year of application must apply via the CAO. Students applying via the CAO must have achieved a minimum of 5 passes (Grade D3) in the Leaving Certificate, to include English or, four GCSE passes at grade C to include English plus one pass at A-level. The CAO application code for this course is GC425.
Applicants over 23 years
All mature applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 5,350.00
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 8,500.00
Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 8,500.00
EU Living Abroad: EUR 6,350.00
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:
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.
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.
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.
Through the Certificate in Legal Studies, 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: