Pre-university Law is a one-year programme designed for those who wish to obtain a foundation knowledge of Irish law and legal processes.

Pre-University Law

Course Fees


The Pre-University Law course equips the learner with an introduction to the core principles of Irish law and the Irish legal system. This pre-university law course with a focus on law is particularly rel­evant for students who wish to pursue a Level 6 Legal Studies course in the Institutes of Tech­nology or business/law degrees at university.

About This Course

Course Content

Business Administration Skills                           


Database Methods                                                   

Safety and Health at Work                                     

Work Experience

Business Law

Criminal Law

Legal Practice and Procedures

Word Processing 

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this course in Pre-University Law may progress to the level 6 course in Admin­istration and IT for Business or the level 6 Business Stud­ies (Year 2) course at Cavan Institute.


Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Career Opportunities

This course in Pre-University Law provides students with a general qualification in legal studies and will provide opportunities to work in a busi­ness/legal environment.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Legal Studies

Aoibhinn McPhilips

Imani Tutu

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