Legal Administration

Business Department

Course Structure

Course Overview

Course Overview

This is a long-running course with excellent results. It gives learners the relevant skills required to work in administration in a legal office.  It is also an excellent pre-university option for those wishing to pursue a career in law. Legal Studies provides an understanding of legal terminology and basic law. Learners also gain expert skills in Microsoft Office applications, Text Production and Audio Transcription. Medical Terminology can also be taken with this course.

This course is aimed at:

  • School leavers

  • Those who want to use the course as a pre-university option

  • Those who are in the workforce but now need to update their skills for a career change

  • Those who want to develop their IT Skills


Modules List

  • Text Production

  • Word Processing

  • Information Administration

  • Work Experience

  • Communications

  • Spreadsheet Methods

  • Legal Practice & Procedures

  • Medical Terminology

  • Audio Transcription

Careers and Opportunities 

Graduates are successful in gaining employment in solicitors’ offices, medical practices, hospitals, dentists, civil service, public sector, local authorities, financial services industries or any business requiring a high level of administrative skills. Excellent opportunities for progression to third level colleges as follows:

DCU: Law and Society DC232, International Relations DC231, Arts (Joint Honours Politics) DC295

Maynooth University: BA with Law MH101

UCD: BA Humanities DN520, BA Arts DN520

Other courses may also be considered in third level colleges that accept the Office Administration QQI 5M1997 award. Students may also progress to QQI Level 6 Marketing with Event Management in Marino College.

Student Experience

  • Opportunity to study both legal and medical administration

  • Work Experience (can be completed in both a legal and medical area)

  • College links with industry for work experience

  • Court visits

  • Workshops in CV Preparation and Interview Preparation

  • Excellent job opportunities

  • Progression to Higher Education Institutes or Level 6 course in Marketing with Event Management in Marino College.

Student Testimonials / Where are they now? 

Graduates from this course have progressed to Law and Society,  Law and International Languages, DCU, Arts with Law in Maynooth and also continued further studies in Blackhall Place and are practicing solicitors now. Other graduates are working in solicitors’ practices, medical and dental practices e.g. Mater Hospital, Temple Street Hospital, St. James’s Hospital and Dental Hospital.


Course Requirements

Course Code
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Office Administration
One Year | Full-Time


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Reasons for Choosing Marino College

+ The College is easy to get to on the Bus, Luas & DART

+ The College is easy to get to on the Bus, Luas & DART

+ My classmates are good fun & lovely to be around

+ The teachers are very helpful & caring in the sense that they wouldn’t move on unless everyone understood the topic

+ The courses are a great gateway to amazing career opportunities

+ The college has a great atmosphere and if you have a problem there’s always someone there to help you