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PPC I 2020

The 2020 PPC I will start on 8 September 2020 and will be delivered online through a combination of recorded and live streamed content. There will be times during PPC I when trainees are invited on-site to Blackhall Place for registration, induction and small group learning sessions. These sessions will be run during the day and will adhere to social distancing regulations Mindful that many trainees may be traveling from outside of Dublin; advance notice for such sessions will be provided. Any trainees that are immuno-compromised and not in a position to attend will not be expected to do so.

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General Information

  • Start Date: Tuesday 8 September 2020
  • End Date: March 2021 (inc exams)

Please note: iPad collection, training and iPad clinics for PPC 1 trainees will take place over the first few days of the course. Attendance at these sessions is compulsory.

Useful Links

  • iPad Selection - all trainees are required to select an iPad by 10 July 2020
  • Upload photo for ID card - to gain access to the entire Law Society campus, you must have a valid Law Society student card. All PPC I trainees are required to upload a digital photo by 1 September 2020. Click on the photo under the Edit Profile area and upload an image less than 4mb.
  • PPCI 2020 Registration Booklet
  • PPCI 2020 PPS Form
  • PPCI 2020 Timetable  - available to download from the General Information Page on Moodle
  • Core and Skills Group Information - available to download from the General Information Page on Moodle
  • Covid-19 Self-Declaration Form - available to download on the Moodle page of the relevant course 

Timetable Information

A .pdf version of the timetable will be available to download mid August. All students will be given access to an iCalendar at the iPad induction sessions, which once downloaded will update your Outlook and/or iCalendar. Updates to the timetable will be pushed out automatically.

It is important to note that the timetable will always be in a draft status due to situations that can arise over which we have no control.

  • PPCI 2020 Timetable - available to download from the General Information Page on Moodle

Core and Skills Tutorial Group Information

Only students with a registered status will be allocated a core tutorial group.

In order to obtain a status of registered - trainees must have paid the course fee and returned correctly completed Deed of Indentures etc. If you still have questions re your application – please email traineesection@lawsociety.ie.  

Each trainee will be allocated a set Core Tutorial Group and a different Skills group for the duration of the PPC course.  The core and skills group information will be available to download 1 week prior to the commencement of the course. 

  • Core and Skills Group Information - available to download from the General Information Page on Moodle

Course Materials

All course reading and study material are included in your fees and you will not be required to purchase any books.

Please be advised we are distributing a large amount of materials on the first couple of days of the course and we advise that you bring a suitable bag/case.

Application pack

Prospective trainee solicitors can now download the 2020 PPC I Application Pack. Deadline is 6 July 2020:


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PPC I iPads

Included in course fees for PPCI 2020 students are course materials and an iPad ( 7th Generation 10.2-inch 32GB iPad, this iPad also supports the Apple Pencil should you wish to purchase one). Please note, we are offering a facility to allow trainees upgrade to a higher spec iPad. We would advise that you consult www.apple.com/ipad/ before making your choice.

All PPCI trainees are required to select an iPad by Friday 10 July 2020

  1. Log into the Law Society website using your Law Society ID number (also known as your FE-1 number). If you need to, you can reset your password. For assistance, contact webmaster@lawsociety.ie.
  2. Select your iPad - either the 10.2-inch 32GB iPad or upgrade to another iPad in the list - and purchase the optional iPad Pencil
  3. Print off your receipt as proof of purchase prior to collecting your iPad during the induction days early September.

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to accept any requests to upgrade after the closing date outlined above.

The upgrade cost must be paid by the trainee to enable the payment to be processed.

iPad choices

See choices below. If you decide on the 7th Generation 10.2inch 32GB iPad there is no additional cost to the student, but you must log in and confirm your selection online - select an iPad.

  1. iPad 7th Gen 10.2-inch WiFi 32GB - €0.00 (no additional cost)
  2. iPad 7th Gen 10.2-inch WiFi 128GB - €110
  3. iPad Air 10.5-inch WiFi 64GB - €190
  4. iPad Air 10.5-inch WiFi 256GB - €360
  5. iPad Pro 11-inch WiFi 64GB - €520
  6. iPad Pro 11-inch WiFi 256GB - €630
  7. iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi 64GB - €740
  8. iPad Pro 12.9-inch WiFi 256GB - €850
  • iPad Pencil - 1st Generation - €100
  • iPad Pencil - 2nd Generation - €136

iPad Setup /IT Induction

Student iPad deployment and iPad training will take place over the first few days of the course during the IT Induction sessions. Attendance at these sessions is compulsory.

  • iPads will be handed out to the students at the IT Induction sessions during the first few days of the PPC1 course
  • Bring your iPad receipt/proof of purchase
  • Bring your Apple ID username and password to your IT Induction session. This is required for all trainees. For help setting up an Apple ID, got to manage your account on the Apple website or contact Apple Support
  • Read the Apple Customer Privacy Policy and Apple Terms and Conditions.

iPad queries

If you have any queries regarding iPads, please email iPad@lawsociety.ie.


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