Course Description

Pre-Garda Studies (Legal Studies)

 This Pre-Garda Studies course is an ideal foundation for those interested in pursuing a career with An Garda Síochána.

     What Will I Study?

  • Communications Level 5 (5N0690)
  • Personal Professional Development (5N2985)
  • Business Law (5N2091)
  • Legal Practice & Procedures (5N1394)
  • Conflict Resolution (5N0692)
  • Criminal Law (5N3787)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)
  • Exercise & Fitness (5N2668)
  • Criminology (5N2107)
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryLegal Studies, Law
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate in Legal Studies (5M3789)
Course Start Date11th September 2023
Course End Date31st May 2024
Course Duration38 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+). Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award is essential. Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. Good verbal and written command of the English language, Common European Framework B1 or equivalent. Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.
Carear PathThis course is an ideal foundation for those interesting in pursuing a career with An Garda Síochána. Graduates may also apply for positions in a legal or security setting. It will also provide learners with an introduction to the legal system, criminology and also an insight into dealing with conflict resolution. If you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses. There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year.
Course Code369504
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