Legal Services Level 6 (SCP)
Campus Sighthill Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Part time
Duration 41 weeks
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This course is for S5 and S6 pupils who are still at school.
You will develop a knowledge and understanding of Scots Law and its application. The course focuses on delivering an understanding of how systems of law and regulation work and how the law applies to everyday lives.
What you will learn
Crime in Society
This unit enables you to explain what constitutes a crime in Scotland and the main principles involved in the prosecution of crime and to explore the nature of crime and its effects on the individual and the community. It encourages you to reflect on crime and become more aware of its implications.
Scots Law: An Introduction
This unit provides you with a broad knowledge and understanding of Scots law including the sources of law and how new laws are made. You will learn about the differences between criminal law and civil law and about the structure, jurisdiction and appeals of both the civil and the criminal courts. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the system of criminal prosecution in Scotland, the tribunal system, and about the roles, appointments and responsibilities of the legal profession
How the course is assessed
Each subject will have different evidence requirements and approaches to assessment.
Some examples are provided below on the methods of assessments:
- Open Book
- Exam – Close book controlled
- Project-based assessments
Number of days per week
- 2 afternoons per week - Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above in relevant* subjects
- NC Business or NC Administration at SCQF level 5 (other NCs may be considered);
- Other equivalent qualifications or experience.
A completed strong personal statement and submission of a task may be required as part of the application process
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
- Applicants may be required to attend course induction sessions and participate in a selection process, which may include a written task.
- You will be notified in advance of the details.
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
The National Progression Award in Legal Studies has been designed to provide you with the basic knowledge required for progression towards current or future employment in the legal or business sectors or for progression onto further academic qualifications.
- PDA Criminology
- HNC Legal Services
- HNC Police Studies
- The NPA will provide you with fundamental knowledge and skills relating to the study of Scots Law and the Law of Contract.
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