Check in regularly for the latest timetable and course information for PPC I below.

PPC I 2018

Start Date: Tuesday 4 September 2018
End Date: 
Friday 15 March 2019 (inc exams)

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

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Timetable Information

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 e.g. lecturers having to cancel at the last minute, bad weather etc.


  • Core 01-12 - available to download from 4 Sept 2018
  • Core 13-24 - available to download from 4 Sept 2018

Stream Information

Unfortunately, we are not in a position to take stream requests this year and there are various reasons for this. We anticipate we will only be running two streams. This means that the start times are very close together, with only a half an hour difference between the two most days. Also, we are auto-assigning students to tutorial and skills groups. These are generated through our central system and we cannot manually assign a person to a particular stream. 

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.

iPad Information

Students can select their iPad from Wednesday 25 July until Friday 3 August 2018. 

iPad is used across all courses on PPC1 and PPC2.  For PPC1 2018 students will be issued with a standard iPad, which is the latest iPad 6th Generation 9.7-inch 32GB Wi-fi https://www.apple.com/ie/ipad-9.7/. This iPad also supports the Apple Pencil should you wish to purchase one. If a student wishes to upgrade to a higher spec iPad we will accommodate this as well.

ALL trainees are required to identify the iPad they wish to receive as part of the upcoming PPC1 2018.  In order to select your iPad, trainees must be logged into the Law Society website using your 8 digit Law Society ID number (also known as your FE1 number). If you need to, you can reset your password.

Please note if you decide on the standard  iPad 9.7-inch WiFi 32GB there is no additional cost to the student, but you must make your selection using the link below.

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to accept any requests to upgrade after this date and all incoming trainees thereafter will be issued with the standard iPad 9.7-inch WiFi 32GB. 

You are required to print off your iPad receipt once your selection is complete as you will need to produce this as receipt as proof of purchase prior to collecting your iPad during the first two days of the PPC1 course (4 September and 5 September). 

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

Buy your iPad

Please click on the iPad that you would like to receive and proceed to checkout (until Friday 2 August):  

  1. iPad 9.7-inch WiFi 32GB - €0.00 (no additional cost)
  2. iPad 9.7-inch WiFi 128GB - €100
  3. iPad Pro 10.5-inch WiFi 64GB - €390
  4. iPad Pro 10.5-inch WiFi 256GB - €560
  5. iPad Pencil - €100

We would suggest that you consult www.apple.com/ipad/ to select an iPad that best suits you before making your choices. 

iPad queries

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

iPad Setup 

  • iPads will be handed out to the students at the induction sessions of the PPC1 2018 course
  • Bring your Apple ID user name and password to your induction
  • Remember to bring your iPad receipt
  • Student iPad deployment and iPad training will take place over the first two days of the course. Attendance at these sessions is compulsory. 

Apple ID

ALL students are required to have an Apple ID prior to the start of PPC1. If you do not already have an Apple ID please make sure that you set-up an Apple ID account. Please remember to bring your Apple ID user name and password with you to your induction session.

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. Lockers can be purchased online - see below.

You must attend this distribution. Failure to do so will result in you being charged the last collection fee (€5 per booklet). The first distribution is listed on the timetable, The onus is on each Trainee to attend at that correct time, otherwise the late fee will be charged.  This could prove costly so it is in your best interests to arrive at the correct time. You will be required to sign in person for all course materials.

Locker Information

Lockers are available in both the Education Centre and the main Law Society building for a €50 (non-refundable) fee and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please note: we have a limited number of premium lockers which are located close to the main lecture theatre and contain built-in USB chargers which are mobile and tablet compatible. Locker keys will be to available to collect from reception during the iPad induction days if purchased online before 31 August 2018.

To purchase a locker and ensure that they are allocated to the correct trainee, students must log onto the website using their Student ID number.

A €5.00 replacement fee will be applicable if you lose or misplace your key. All property is left at the owner’s risk.

Locker rental

To reserve a locker, please click on the following link - Locker Rental.

Trainee ID Cards - upload photo

Trainees must carry a valid ID card at all times. Your ID card contains a barcode unique to you. This card is used for monitoring attendance, identification for collecting materials, entering exams etc. This card is also a smart card and can be used to buy print credit by topping up online. 

In order to receive your Trainee ID Card, we require all trainees to upload a suitable digital (.jpeg) passport-type photograph to your profile on the Law Society website. 

Upload your ID photo

  • Log in using your 8-digit student reference ID number (also known as your FE-1 number).
  • At the top right hand of the screen click on your name and a drop-down will appear. Click on View My Dashboard.
  • This will bring you to your profile page, click on the Edit Profile button.
  • This will bring you to the Edit Profile page, click on the link ‘upload profile picture’ and select the file you want to upload.
  • The image must be of type .jpeg/.jpg. 
  • Login here

If you need help, contact webmaster@lawsociety.ie.


Attendance at all lectures and tutorials is mandatory. Tutors monitor attendance at tutorials. Trainees who fail to attend 7 tutorials will be asked to meet with Geoffrey Shannon (Deputy Director of Education). Trainees who fail to attend 9 tutorials will be asked to meet with TP Kennedy (Director of Education), and at that stage the training solicitors will be notified.

Failure by a student to attend any part of any module on the Skills Course, (whatever the reason for such non-attendance), may be treated as a failure to complete the Skills Course and therefore a failure to meet the skills attendance requirements on the PPC I. Failure to meet the skills attendance requirements will have the consequences specified in the Skills Attendance Policy

Extra Mural Classes

The Law School are pleased to offer trainees the option to participate in extra curricular classes during their training on PPCI. The classes are varied and although not specific to the Profession, are designed to enhance personal development. They are a great opportunity to meet contemporaries outside of their usual training classroom setting and develop relationships based on personal interests, which may prove useful in the future.  As classes become available they will be posted to your iTunes U General Information Course page.