Legal Studies NPA @ SCQF Level 6


The National Progression Award in Legal Studies at SCQF level 6 has been designed to provide you with a fundamental knowledge of Scots Law, which will primarily facilitate progression into further academic qualifications but may be useful for entry level employment in a range of sectors.

The programme will provide you with the basic legal skills and knowledge required for further study and/or employment where a basic understanding of the law may enhance career prospects.

The award consists of two mandatory units. This award would be of particular value to students who are seeking to broaden their understanding of law and society, with a view to studying Scots Law at University.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


3 hrs per week (Tuesday am)

Entry Requirements

Three relevant National 5s to include English

Information and Interview Session Requirements

You’ll be invited to an interview session where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you’re interested in this subject area.

You will also be required to complete a skills test to ensure that you can work at the appropriate level.

Studying full time is a major commitment and reviewing your skills test will help our specialist staff to give you the best advice on which level of study and course is right for you. We will make an offer based on your application form, interview and skills test.

Course Content

The programme offers you the opportunity to learn Crime in Society and Scots Law: An Introduction.


There is no formal exam. You will be required to undertake continual assessments throughout the year. These will take the form of written, oral, individual and team projects.


The NPA will provide you with fundamental knowledge and skills relating to the study of Scots law and the law of contract. It may help you to progress into other business or legal programmes in both the further and higher education sector, as well as providing progression within or into employment.

Career Prospects

It is not anticipated that this award will lead directly to employment. It is primarily designed to prepare you for further study in the areas of law, police or business.

Additional funding information


Course Contact Details

Michelle Hodgson –

Selling Points

Achievement of the NPA could demonstrate both to employers and educational institutions that if you are successful in the qualification, you can commit to learning and have acquired good demonstrable reasoning and analytical skills.

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