This 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?
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
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. 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 QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. If students require extra time to complete the course they can apply for an extension. 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.
Programme Entry Requirements:
Progression to further Studies:
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:
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.
*Please Note: Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country.
This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment. This exam fee is not covered in the course fee/registration fee.
This QQI Criminal Law 5N3787 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 3 months 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.