Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)
The Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) was established by the Government on 11 June 2001, under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999, as the awarding body for third-level education and training institutions outside the university sector.
Courses Validated by HETAC
Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
A range of our programmes are validated by Nottingham Trent University in the UK and delivered on campus in Griffith College Dublin. This collaborative arrangement ensures that students benefit from the combined experience of both institutions. On completion of these programmes you will be conferred with an internationally recognised academic award of the Nottingham Trent University. Nottingham Trent is one of the largest universities in the UK and currently has in excess of 25,000 students.
Of the 11 most recent subject reviews, Nottingham Law School has been awarded ten ‘excellent’ ratings by the advanced management and legal training body for lawyers. Nottingham Business School is noted for its excellence in teaching among UK business schools having recently achieved a placing in the top ten of the Guardian League Table for Business Management Studies.
Courses Validated by HETAC
- LLB (Hons) in Irish Law
- BA (Hons) in Business & Law
- LLM in International Law
- LLM in International Commercial Law
- LLM in International Human Rights Law
The Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEX)
The primary purpose of the Institute is to represent, promote and encourage persons identified as Legal Executives practising in all legal areas of employment. The Institute also aims to further the highest standards of working practice by it's members in all areas.
The Law Society of Ireland
The Law Society is the educational, representative and regulatory body of the solicitors‘ profession in Ireland. It was established in 1773 and now exercises statutory functions under the Solicitors Acts 1954–2002 in relation to the education, admission, enrolment, discipline and regulation of the solicitors‘ profession.
Holders of Griffith College degrees, and those who hold the Professional Law School‘s Diploma in Professional Legal Studies and have spent at least five years working as a law clerk, are eligible to sit the Law Society‘s Entrance Examinations.
The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
The Society is the body which governs entry to the profession of barrister-at- law. Only holders of this degree may be called to the Bar of Ireland by the Chief Justice. The school of law at King‘s Inns is the oldest institution for the training of lawyers in the country.
King’s Inns Accreditation
Griffith College Dublin is the first college in the non-university sector to have degrees (LLB (Hons) and BA (Business and Law) (Hons)) recognised by the Honorable Society of King's Inns for the purposes of admission to its annual Entrance Examinations.
Requirements for Admission to Kings Inns in 2010
The applicant must show that, s/he has passed the following SIX core subjects in the course leading to the approved degrees:-
Land Law (including Law of Succession), Equity, Administration Law, Company Law, Law of the European Union, Jurisprudence
The subjects for the entrance examination 2010 are as follows:
Law of Contract, Criminal Law, Irish Constitutional law, Law of Torts. Law of Evidence
Once the five entrance examinations have been successfully completed, students may then complete the Barrister at Law degree in just one year. At present students registered for the BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business are required to take the King’s Inns diploma programme before attending the King’s Inns’ Entrance Examinations.