Legal Services

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This HNC may be of interest to candidates who are currently working, or wish to work, as a paralegal or pursue a career within the legal sector. This course is also ideal if you wish to progress to University to study law following the completion of an HND qualification. Please note that completion of the HN does not guarantee a place on an LLB, candidates should always check directly with Universities.

The course may be delivered using a blended learning model. This involves in-class lessons and some classes may be delivered online. You should have access to a PC, Desktop Computer or tablet.

What you will learn:

Scottish legal system; Scots private law; Commercial law; Legal research techniques; Scottish criminal law; Scottish criminal procedure; Property law; Consumer law.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers plus 4 relevant subjects at National 5 including English and Maths. Or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. You may be required to attend a group and/or individual interview and/or a skills check.

Progression Routes

Year 2 of relevant HND

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Enterprise and Commerce

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Law (Professional)

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