Police Studies

South Lanarkshire College


Core units include: Scottish Legal System; Sociology for social care practice; Personal development planning; Exercise principles and programming; Police studies: Graded unit 1; I.T. in business: word processing, spreadsheets and database: an introduction; Social science: research and methodology; Communication: practical skills; Creating a culture of customer care.

Optional units may include: Psychology for social care practice; Scottish criminal law; Interviewing.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher plus 4 subjects at National 5; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5 or 6. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

HND Legal Services, entry to first or second year of a relevant degree course or employment in a relevant area such as the police service and other emergency or security services.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)
Part time (day)
Part time (evening)

Course Length

2 years


Police Studies

SCQF Level