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Legal Services Level 6 (SCP)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

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.  

The course provides learners with the opportunity to delelop Meta skills for legal related occupations and further study . 

Provides learners with the foundations to go onto study HNC Legal Services or Police Studies

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.

Meta Skills Developed

  • Integrity
  • Adapting
  • Initiative
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity
  • Critical thinking

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

Entry requirements

  • Three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above in relevant* subjects

or

  • Any relevant National Qualifications Group Award at SCQF level 5 (including Comms/Numeracy)

You must complete a strong personal statement

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 Requirements

IELTS 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

Career options

  • The NPA will provide you with fundamental knowledge and skills relating to the study of Scots Law and the Law of Contract.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 20/08/24 42 Weeks

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