Apply for the in-depth Diploma in Education Law

The highly-regarded Diploma in Education Law returns for its seventh year, covering key topics such as grievance and disciplinary procedures, equality in the workplace and financial management.

Learning outcomes

The highly-regarded Diploma in Education Law returns for its seventh year, covering key topics such as grievance and disciplinary procedures, equality in the workplace and financial management.

This advanced-level diploma, which started on 4 November, is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the complex legal topics that arise when advising on education law matters. This course begins with a general introduction to the often fascinating development of education law in Ireland, considering key constitutional and legislative provisions, before reflecting in more detail on the specific day-to-day issues that arise when advising on education law matters or, indeed, when acting as a decision-maker within a school. 

Autumn 2022 module structure:

  • Module 1: Employment law in the school context – part 1

  • Module 2: Employment law in the school context – part 2

  • Module 3: Admissions policies and student conduct

  • Module 4: School structures and governance

  • Module 5: Negligence and litigation management

  • Module 6: Providing for special educational needs

  • Module 7: Compliance matters and miscellaneous provisions

  • Module 8: Higher, further, and adult education

This course is suitable for solicitors, barristers, and trainees who advise or wish to advise on education law matters, as well as key stakeholders and decision-makers within the education setting, including school principals, teachers, management organisations, trade unions and staff associations.

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