Course Description

Diploma in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executive)

The Diploma in Professional Legal Studies is Stage Two of our Professional Legal Studies Programme and has been designed for students who wish to practice as a Legal Executive in the Republic of Ireland. A legal executive is a legal professional usually working with or under the supervision of a solicitor. This can take place in private practice, or in the public service. This course was designed by our Program Leader to meet a need in the professional context which she identified during her career as a barrister. Students are eligible to progress to the Diploma if they have successfully completed the Certificate in Professional Legal Studies or can demonstrate prior learning equivalent to the Certificate modules. This is an advanced Diploma and develops the learners understanding of the Irish jurisdiction as a progression from Stage One of the Certificate. Stage level covers three key areas of law and offers students an elective choice of two to choose the pathway they are most interested in.

This course is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives UK (CILEx). CILEx is the professional association for over 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners in Ireland, England and Wales. For more than 50 years, they have been offering pathway to a flexible career in law.

The course is delivered both in-class and via blended learning. This will facilitate students living outside of Dublin who wish to take the course. Class lecturers are recorded and posted online for students to access via our Moodle platform. There are a number of Saturday workshops throughout the 20 weeks that you will be required to attend as part of the blended learning approach.

Training ProviderIndependent College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course CategoryLegal Secretary, Law
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationProfessional Qualification
Awarding BodyCILEx
Awarding Body DetailsProfessional Diploma in Legal Studies
Course DurationThis is a 20-week course delivered via three-hour lectures one day a week from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. There are approximately two Saturday workshops within the 20-week period, which run from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Course Fee€1,850
Entry RequirementsApplicants are required to have passed the Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executives) for entry on to the Diploma course. In some cases, we can accept direct entry to the Diploma course if the applicant can demonstrate prior legal academic qualifications and/or experience in practice, which cover the same modules as the Certificate in Professional Legal Studies to the satisfaction of the college.
Carear PathMany of our students successfully pursue roles as Legal Executives in Ireland, whilst some use the qualification as a pathway to become a solicitor.
Phone+353 1 877 3925
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Independent College Dublin

The Steelworks, Foley Street,, Dublin City North, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D01 X997

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