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Legal Services

Edinburgh College

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

This course will provide you with a basic understanding of Scots Law and legal procedures. The course is developed in line with current professional practice to ensure we provide you with the latest skills and knowledge. You will be encouraged to build your confidence levels developing competence in a variety of specialised legal areas which will be vital to your success in the industry. This course prepares you for further study of Scots law at a university.

Edinburgh College has excellent industry connections and you will have access to Edinburgh University’s court where you can gain hands-on and practical experience of the industry. The Law Society frequently does guest lectures and you will attend visits to the best in the legal business; gaining essential law connections for your future career.

Subjects include:
Law and the communication industries; Scots private law; Scottish legal system; Legal research techniques; Commerical law; Scottish criminal law; Legal services graded unit 1; Criminology; Property law; Legal services; Mooting; Communication: business communication.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably including English.

Progression Routes

Employment as legal assistant or trainee paralegal

Start Date

August

Qualification

HND

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years

Department

Enterprise and Commerce

SCQF Level

8