SCQF Level 6
Enterprise and Commerce

Course Overview

The National Progression Award in Human Resources and the Law has been developed with the purpose of providing candidates with basic skills in human resources (HR) administration and the fundamental aspects of Scots Law relevant to relevance to working in HR. The skills provided will be an asset in employment in a junior role, for example in an HR department, but will also support further study in either of these two areas.


  • To enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding of fundamental legal aspects relevant to working in the context of HR
  • Provide candidates with the opportunity to develop relevant Core Skills for legal-related occupations and for further study in law
  • To prepare candidates for entry into related NC or HN programmes


What You Will Learn

  • Human Resources: Administration
  • Law of Contract: An introduction
  • Employment Law: An Introduction
  • Introduction to Legal Services
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Coping strategies and Building Resilience
  • Influences on Mental Health and Wellbeing

Placement Information
You may be required to complete a work placement.
Entry Requirements

  • Three relevant Intermediate 2 or 3 National 5 passes at C passes including English at Credit level
  • Relevant National Units at appropriate levels (e.g. achievement of the Core Skills entry profile) Equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies

English Proficiency Requirements
  • ILETS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Ongoing assessment
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HND legal Services year 1
  • Human Resource Management year 1
Career Opportunities

Human Resources and the Law at SQCF level 6 will provide the skills and knowledge demanded of modern, progressive sector environments. The skills and knowledge acquired will allow for progression to the employment of a general support nature within the sector and related environments.


The mandatory Units provide a range of knowledge and skills required within small to large-sized firms and employers, allowing for the development of a range of more particular employability skills demanded by sector organisations and employers generally. Consultation established that employers look for these transferable skills and the demonstrable professional knowledge gained through the award in the recruitment and selection of support staff.


Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 31/08/2020
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
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