COURSE INFORMATION

The course offers a variety of prospective career paths, most notably a future in the legal industry, but also access to professions such as management, finance, and business.

  • Two years full-time

Year 1

  • The Scottish Legal System
  • Property law
  • Commercial law
  • Scots private law
  • Communication
  • Legal research techniques
  • Graded Unit 1

Year 2

  • Scottish Criminal Law
  • Conveyancing
  • Sheriff Court civil procedures
  • Ethics and cash handling
  • Executry law and practice
  • Graded Units 2 and 3

Year 1

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in a relevant subject
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Business Skills SCQF Level 6
  • Advanced Certificate: Business Enterprise with a minimum of 12 SQA units
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Year 2

  • HNC: Legal Services SCQF Level 7
  • Internal candidates must successfully achieve year 1
  • Paralegal
  • Mortgage executive
  • Public sector legal departments
  • Human resources
  • Banking
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Sheriff’s officer
  • Court officer
  • Scottish courts service
  • Precognition agent
  • Estate agent
  • Textbook – approx. £30
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise