Legal Services

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


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 completion of your HNC. This may be by progressing onto the HND Legal Services, or applying to University.

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.

What you study:
Scottish criminal law; Legal research techniques; Scottish legal system; Commercial law; Scots private law; Business law: an introduction; Scottish criminal procedure; Criminal justice system in Scotland; Communication - analysing and presenting complex inofrmation; Individual employment relations; Property law; Consumer law; and Graded unit 1.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

HND Legal Services (Year 2) or entry to year 2 degree courses at UWS, Glasgow Caledonian and Napier University specific courses including Business with Law.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



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Career Area


Career Sectors

Law (Professional)

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