Course Outline:

This introductory course is a starting point for a future career in Law, Criminology, the Police or the Uniformed Public Services. You will learn practical skills and theory transferable to various roles. It is ideal for those who want to progress to HNC study or to apply to the Uniformed Public Services, or for an entry-level position in Law and Criminology.

This course will start in August 2022.

Education Progression:

HNC/D Legal Services or Police Studies

Entry Requirements:

One or more of the following:

  • 1 relevant National Qualifications Group Award at SCQF level 5 or 6
  • 3 relevant Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade passes
  • Equivalent recognised qualification
  • Relevant work experience
  • Acceptance may depend on interview.

Course Type and Length Options

Mode Length
Full-time 1 year

Career Progression:

This award is suitable for:

  • Those planning to join the police service or for a career in Legal Services or Human Resources
  • Those wanting a career in other Emergency or Security Service Occupations such as the Armed Forces, Fire Service, Prison Service, Private Security, Leisure Services or Voluntary Work.

Other Information:

This course is eligible for bursary funding.

Please contact our admissions team if you have further enquiries.

Who is the Course For?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in Legal Services or the Police Service and Uniformed Services. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or progress into the industry.

What Will I Study?

You’ll study Family Law, Scots Law, Social Science, Scots Law and Police Studies. You’ll visit police offices and hear guest speakers from different Legal and Uniformed Services backgrounds.

How Will I Be Assessed?

SQA secure assessments.

Why Should I Choose This Course?

This course will get you started on a career in the Police, Armed Services, Criminology or Law. It will help you progress and specialise in your chosen area. It’s ideal for those who want to find out more about different aspects of Law, Police Studies and Criminology. You’ll be taught by staff experienced in these fields, and get the chance to visit local police offices and courts to find out more.

What are The Interview Arrangements?

Group presentation, skills test and individual interview.