PPC I

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PPC I 2018

Start Date: Tuesday 4 September 2018
End Date: 
Thursday 14 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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Useful Links

  • PPC1 2018 Timetable - updated 20th July 2018
  • Core and Skills Group Information - available to download from 27 Aug 2018
  • Legal Practice Irish (LPI) Attendance Policy
  • iPad Terms and Conditions - available to download from 30 July 2018.  Trainees who purchased an iPad upgrade are required to print off their iPad receipt as you will need to produce this as proof of purchase prior to collecting your upgrade. 
  • Student Leap Card Application Form - the student Leap Card company have agreed to come on campus to faciliate students obtaining a leap card.  The exact date & time will be confirmed over the coming weeks.
  • Locker rental

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Timetable Information

A draft version of the upcoming PPC1 2018 Timetable is available to download - PPC1 2018 Timetable.

All students will be given access to an iCalendar at the iPad inducation 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.

iCalendar 

  • 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.

  • Core and Skills Group Information - available to download from 27 Aug 2018

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

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 photos - 
    • Trainees must be logged in using your 8 digit student reference ID number (also known as your FE1 number)
    • At the top right hand of the screen click on your profile 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. 

Attendance

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.