Diploma in Education Law starts in November


Applications are still being accepted for the Diploma in Education Law.


Returning for its seventh year, the course covers key topics such as grievance and disciplinary procedures, equality in the workplace and financial management.

This advanced-level diploma 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.  

Course content

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 members 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. 

For further information on the course and the application process visit the Diploma Centre pages on our website or contact Geraldine Rafferty, course leader, by emailing g.rafferty@lawsociety.ie.