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Education Law and School Leadership

City Colleges’ Professional Diploma
  • Delivered in Classroom or Online
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  • Starting September 2024

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Study in a classroom environment one evening a week.
Price from €1095
  • City Centre Location
  • Fully Interactive Limited Class Size
  • 10 Weeks, 1 evening per week
  • Starting September 2024
  • 6.30 to 9.30pm
Pay in full & get €100 off listed price

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Live online training with instructor-student interaction.
Price from €995
  • Live and fully online
  • Archived for review
  • 10 Weeks, 1 evening per week
  • Starting September 2024
  • 6.30 to 9.30pm
Pay in full & get €100 off listed price

This Diploma is designed for learners who seek to gain an understanding of education law and school leadership as it pertains to primary and post primary schools. This Professional Diploma has been designed for learners who primarily work in the primary/ post primary education sector and are seeking to further their skill set in this highly regulated environment. Learners will be introduced to key legal principles concerning the school environment and develop a clear understanding of the legislative obligations facing schools. This Diploma will also introduce learners to key management skills required for a modern school environment. The course has been developed in collaboration with Ashfield College Dublin. The Diploma is open to all persons within the education sector seeking to progress their understanding of education law and school leadership. The course is also open to persons with an interest in education law and leadership.

  • Introduction to the course, Education law and school leadership
  • Key stakeholders in school leadership
  • Education law and the Irish Constitution
  • Employment law I
  • Employment Law II
  • Bullying and harassment within schools
  • Grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Health and Safety
  • Recruitment of teaching staff
  • Admission policies
  • Codes of behaviour
  • Child protection
  • Boards of Management
  • Trade Unions in the education sector
  • Data protection
  • The Diploma will be assessed by way of 100% continuous assessment.


    Dr AnnNoelle Bennett



    Jack Meredith

    LLB, BL

    Jack is a practicing barrister having graduated in 2015 from TU Dublin (DIT). His practice at the bar focuses on criminal law, personal injury, judicial review and immigration. Jack was called to the bar in 2019 and during the barrister at law degree Jack worked as a judicial assistant for a High Court judge hearing personal injury and defamation cases. Jack has also worked in several solicitors’ firms supporting immigration and litigation cases.

    Course Award

    A City College’s Professional Diploma Course is a focused, practical programme designed and delivered by an industry practitioner, that consolidates, upskills or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications that indicate that you have been trained in a particular area or specific subject matter.

    City College Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study here by their organisation.

    Corporate Training

    In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact for further details.

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