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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN WHISTLEBLOWING LAW, PRACTICE & POLICY

Qualification : PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN WHISTLEBLOWING LAW, PRACTICE & POLICY

Award Type and NFQ level : POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH40J

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Closing Date : 15 January 2021

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This Professional Certificate is designed to facilitate participants to consider current concepts, policy, legislation, and good practice relating to whistleblowing law and practice in Ireland. Participants will be introduced to the concept of whistleblowing and protected disclosures from both a legal and practical perspective. The course focusses on the key legislative provisions and case law of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, as well as sectoral whistleblowing law. It will also introduce participants to the recently adopted EU Whistleblowers Directive. The course will provide participants with the practical tools to develop and implement best practice procedures for dealing with protected disclosures/whistleblowing in the workplace.

Applications for admission to the Programme are invited from practising barristers or solicitors, graduates holding an approved university law degree or law-based inter disciplinary university degree or equivalent.

Applications will also be considered from the holders of academic and/or professional qualifications and/or proof of such experience as satisfy the Department of Law that they are able to participate fully in the course.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

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This course is delivered on a part-time basis by a leading expert in the field, Dr. Lauren Kierans. It will be delivered on Monday evenings from 5.30pm to 7.30pm over a 12 week period – lectures will be held online.

Course Duration: 1 year -part-time

The Professional Certificate in Whistleblowing Law, Practice and Policy provides an excellent enhancement to existing and new careers in both public and private sectors. The knowledge and skills acquired will assist workers tasked with dealing with protected disclosures, as well as barristers, solicitors, and trade union officials who advise and represent whistleblowers.

Applications made through the Law Department. Please email law@mu.ie.

The Department of Law must receive a copy of your qualification to verify your eligibility to enroll on the programme. Copies of these transcripts should be mailed to law@mu.ie Failure to do so will delay your application being processed.

 

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