Family Law (Taster Course)
Taken from the DLSP curriculum, this module will familiarise learners with the fundamental principles and substantive rules of Irish family law.
Provide learners with a sound knowledge of the law regulating the formation, breakdown, and dissolution of the institution of marriage and the family unit.
This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated programmes.
Why Study Family Law at Griffith College?
- Provide learners with a sound knowledge of the law regulating the formation, breakdown, and dissolution of the institution of marriage and the family unit.
- Provide learners with an understanding of the fundamental rights and duties of the State and of individuals in relation to the family and children.
- Enable learners to apply family law theory to different factual situations.
- Acquaint learners with practice and procedures before the Family Courts in Ireland.
- Ensure that learners can prepare documents necessary to bring a case to trial before the family courts in Ireland.
We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:
- Spring: March*
*subject to sufficient numbers
Please see the timetable section.
- Introduction to Family Law
- Marriage, Cohabitation and Civil Partnership
- Judicial Separation, Divorce and Mediation
- Ancillary Relief
- Child Law, Guardianship and Custody
- Domestic Violence
- Procedures Before the Family Law Courts
If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.
Course dates to be confirmed.
Please contact [email protected] to request a timetable.
How to Apply
All applicants must complete the Introduction to the Irish Legal System course.
If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.
Under 23 Years -
Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)
Min. 5 OD3's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent exam and 1 year's legal experience.
New Leaving Cert
Min. 5 O6/H7's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent exam and 1 year's legal experience.
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.
Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.
How to Apply
Directly to Griffith College Professional Academy
Study Mode: Part-Time
Fee: EUR 475.00
What further study can I do?
Further to completion of this module, learners are recommended to continue their studies at Griffith College by applying for our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course.