- Course Fee: Special offer price only: €250.00
- Course fee includes all documentation, lecturing, supervised exams, learner registration and FETAC certification fees. No other fees to pay.
- FETAC Level 6 component Certificate in Criminal Law (N22762).
- The course includes 4 Full Day workshops supported by substantial course materials accredited by: FETAC.
- The next course will be run on June 12th, 19th & 26th 2013.
- Course Locations: Leopardstown, Co. Dublin.
A booking deposit of €85 is payable to secure your place with the remaining amount payable before the course commences. This €85 is fully refundable if the course does not commence due to a low number of participants.
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Who should complete this course?
Students who wish to gain a FETAC credit in Criminal Law at Level 5.
- The purpose of this module is to provide learners with a thorough understanding of the principles of criminal law and to enable them to appreciate the role of criminal law in their personal and vocational lives. It is also intended to prepare learners for employment or further study in related areas.
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
- develop a general understanding of the Irish Criminal System
- develop an appreciation of the elements required for a crime to be committed
- evaluate the impact of relevant legislation governing the various aspects of criminal law to be investigated
- acquire skills in evaluation and analysis
- be familiar with the language and procedures elated to the various aspects of criminal law studied.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this FETAC certified course is detailed and easy to read.
Assignments may be emailed or posted to the College whichever is more convenient.
Topics covered include:
The specific learning outcomes are grouped into 5 units.
Unit 1: Introduction to the Irish Criminal Law System
Unit 2: The Criminal Court System and Arrest and Detention
Unit 3: The Crime of Homicide
Unit 4: Theft, Burglary, Aggravated Burglary and Robbery
Unit 5: Defences to a crime.
Preferred entry level:
Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences. Learners are expected to be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information for a Level 5 award and more complex information for Level 6 award.
Progression to further Studies:
This course leads to a level 5 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
- Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 5 credit towards the FETAC Major award at Level 5 in Legal Studies (BLSXX)
Assignments x 2: 60%
Examination (Theory- Based): 40%
The internal assessor will devise two briefs that require candidates to produce evidence that demonstrates an understanding and application of a range of specific learning outcomes.
Each brief will require candidates to investigate topic(s) appropriate to the Irish Criminal System and in the context of the candidate's vocational area. Topics for each assignment will be drawn from different units of the module. The assignments may take the form of a court case report, a small scale research study or investigative report. The evidence for each assignment will include:
- an application of the main principles of criminal law
- relevant examples and/or case law
- an evaluation of the impact of the law on individual's personal and vocational lives.
All assignments carry equal marks
The internal assessor will devise a theory-based examination that assess candidates' ability to recall and apply theory and understanding, requiring responses to short answer and structured questions. These questions may be answered in different media such as writing or orally.
The examination will be based on a range of specific learning outcomes and will be 2 hours in duration.
The format of the examination will be as follows:
6 short questions
Candidates are required to answer any 5 (2 marks each).
4 structured questions
Candidates are required to answer any 3 (10 marks each)
- Following successful completion you will receive a FETAC Level 5 component Certificate in Criminal Law (N22762) from FETAC.
- The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
- Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
- There is a €85.00 registration fee payable to include administration, moderation and FETAC accreditation.