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





3 hrs per week (Tuesday)

Entry Requirements

Three relevant National 5s

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you may be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be face to face or virtual either through TEAMS or by phone. 
This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.  
During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

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 to get a career within the Law or Business sector.

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.