Course Description

QQI Criminal Law (Level 5)

The Open College

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.   

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.


Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 5N3787
College Name The Open College
Course Category Criminal Law, Law
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Delivery mode Distance Learning
Course Fee 329
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times 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 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Criminal Law (5N3787)
Entry Requirements 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.
Career Path 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,
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The Open College

Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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