The course is recommended for you if you're planning a professional career in the legal field, progressing to study law in depth following the HND, or if you might be interested in consolidating your career in a related field.
The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, practical based tasks such as mock trials and the presentation of evidence under court conditions. You'll consider numerous common aspects of life and how the law affects individuals every day when facing problems in business, relationships, employment and the courts.
Emphasis is placed on developing both your academic and vocational skills to equip you to progress into employment or further study. You'll be introduced to notions of equality, society, discrimination, prejudice and the rule of law.
The HND in Legal services is an excellent foundation course in law which, at the end of the two years of study, provides a recognised professional qualification for an application to enter the Scottish paralegal profession.
The course is full-time covering at least 4 days per week and addresses a broad range of legal topics including business law, private and public law, employment law, criminal law, Sheriff Court procedure and corporate law.
This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.