SWAP LEVEL 6 LAW

SWAP LEVEL 6 LAW

Course Outline:

Scottish Wider Access Programmes (SWAP) are for adults who have few or no formal qualifications and who have been out of full-time education for at least three years (five years if you have Highers or an Higher National qualification. This course provides mature students with the skills, knowledge and qualifications for progression to HNC study. It will prepare you for your next steps in career in Law, Criminology or Police Studies. You will learn a range of practical skills and theory transferable to various roles. It is ideal for those wanting to progress to HNC study in Law or Legal Services.

This course will start in August 2022.

Education Progression:

Degree or HNC/D in Law or other discipline such as HNC Police Studies, Accounting, Human Resource Management or Business.

SWAP has partnership programmes with the following universities:

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • Scottish Agricultural College
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of the West of Scotland

Entry Requirements:

One or more of the following:

  • Relevant work experience
  • Acceptance may depend on an 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 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 a career in Law or Legal Services. It will suit adult returners or those looking to change career or progress into this field.

What Will I Study?

You’ll study Law of Contract, Property Law and Scots Law. You’ll learn through groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

How Will I Be Assessed?

SQA secure assessments.

Why Should I Choose This Course?

This course will set you on the path to a career in Law, Legal Services and Criminology. With an average salary of -£42,000 across the UK for newly qualified lawyers and ample job opportunities, this course will introduce you to Legal Services, preparing you for progression into higher-level study or an entry-level position. Many of our previous students have progressed directly on to our HNC course, with many finding employment with the Crown Office, as Paralegals and in a variety of roles. You’ll be taught by our experienced staff and get the chance of visits to the Crown Office, local law firms and other organisations, and to hear guest speakers. This course is one of our most popular, so we encourage you to apply early.

What are The Interview Arrangements?

Group presentation, skills test and individual interview.