Criminal Law Course (QQI Level 5)
€329.00 — or €165.00 / month for 2 months
- Our online QQI Level 5 Criminal Law course proposes to give the student the knowledge, skill and competence of the principles and practice underpinning criminal law and the application of criminal law in legal practice.
- What QQI award do I receive? On successful completion of this module you will gain a QQI Level 5 component certificate in Criminal Law (5N3787).
- How is it delivered? Online Learning with flexible part-time study from your own home.
- How long is the Criminal Law Course? Students are given ample time (8 weeks) to complete the course and can start it at any time of the year.
- What does it cost? The full course fee is €329 and includes all documentation, lecturing, assessments, learner registration and QQI certification fees. No other enrolment fees to pay!
- There is also an Easy Payment option of – €165 per month over 2 months with our unrivaled Easy Payment Plans. Enrol using your Debit / Credit Card or call us on (+353) 1 206 1828 to avail of this offer
- Study from Home – No classes to attend.
This Criminal Law course proposes to give the student the knowledge, skill and competence of the principles and practice underpinning criminal law and the application of criminal law in legal practice.
Who should complete this course?
- The programme is suitable for those from a non-legal background or those whose activities involve them in the practical aspects of law and legislation.
- People who want to gain an understanding of the Irish Criminal System
- People who want to gain an appreciation of the elements required for a crime to be committed.
- People who want to acquire skills in evaluation and analysis.
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.
This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.
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.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:
Leaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Business) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry.
Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites.
English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.
Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment.
As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
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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 QQI Major award at Level 5 in Legal Studies (5M3789).
Assignments x 2: 60%
Examination (Theory- Based): 40%
The internal assessor has devised 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 has devised an online 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.
- Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Criminal Law (5N3787) from QQI.
- QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI 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.
- All Registration & Certification Fees are included in the course price. No other fees to pay.
This QQI Criminal Law 5N3787 course is completed through Distance Learning and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.