Course Description

Advanced Diploma in Law and Education

King’s Inns


Many laws impact the day–to–day running of schools, from admissions policies to liability for negligence, to the place of religion in the classroom. In the modern educational environment, it is essential that principals, assistant principals, home school liaisons, teachers of all levels and those in management positions are familiar with this legal matrix. This diploma will provide participants with a comprehensive practical knowledge of the law as it relates to the provision of education in Ireland.


This course will provide a comprehensive overview of law and education, with a focus on both domestic and European law in the area.

On completion of the Diploma, participants should be better able to:

  1. examine the legal framework in which education is carried out and consider its implication for school practice;
  2. identify legislation pertinent to schools and evaluate its effect on practice;
  3. describe and explain the current legal issues affecting schools;
  4. describe and explain key principles of Education Law and the legislation, case law and constitutional provisions on which these principles are based;
  5. differentiate between different causes of action against schools;
  6. identify legal and practical issues arising in the context of a factual scenario involving schools and litigation;
  7. apply Education Law to a variety of factual scenarios.

Application Deadline: Midnight (Irish time) on Friday, September 8, 2023

Dublin, Ireland
College Name King’s Inns
Course Category Law
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Postgraduate Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 22nd September 2023
Course End Date 27th April 2024
Course Fee 2,550.00
Course Duration Four weekend modules over the course of 8 months
Course Times This course takes place in a fully online format only, live via Zoom, with recordings of lectures available after class is over. Interactive elements such as class discussions/tutorials will not be recorded and will be cast online live only. The course takes place over four weekends, from September to April, with live tutorials and lectures on Friday evenings (5 pm to 8.30 pm) and Saturdays (9.30 am to approx. 3.30 pm).
Awarding Body The Honorable Society of King's Inns
Title of Awarding Advanced Diploma in Law and Education
Entry Requirements There are no admission requirements for this course. A place on the highly sought–after course is not secured until the tuition fee is received in full. Once payment is received, you are automatically accepted on the course.
Career Path The course will be suitable for: principals, assistant principals, teachers working in both primary and secondary education, home school liaisons, bursars, persons involved in school management, social care workers, and anyone involved in school–level education in Ireland.
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King’s Inns, Henrietta Street,, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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