NPA Legal Studies SCQF Level 6
What is special about this course?This course is delivered by Billie Smith, a solicitor and Partner at MacPhee & Partners, Solicitors and Estate Agents in Oban who won ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the 2021 Scottish Legal Awards, and by an experienced Social Sciences lecturer. This course is suitable for anyone considering entering the legal profession or wanting to study Law, Social Sciences or Business when they leave school. Emphasis is given to the value of your opinion and the expression of ideas and principles. You will develop a substantiated position with reasoned and qualified argument by developing your critical thinking skills.
Entry requirementsSuitable for S5/S6 pupils who have a pass at credit level in Nat 5 English or achieved Higher English.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
The course is delivered online with ‘live lessons’ in our virtual learning environment. You will join the live lessons from either your school or your local Argyll College Learning Centre.
Where can I study my course?
- UHI Argyll
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?Successful completion of a National Progression Award may assist candidates to access full time National Certificates in a range of related areas such as Legal Services, Business Management and Human Resource Management.
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‘I am passionate about the development of opportunities for young people within Argyll, and working locally, within a profession, I am eager to do what I can to address the shortage of young professionals staying in and returning to the area.’
‘The Legal Studies course arms students with strong skills in research, communication and problem solving, all of which are transferrable to many other areas of study and professions.’
Pupils relish the increased level of responsibility for their own learning with most lessons requiring “research, discussion and critical thinking."
Billie Smith, Lecturer
THIS COURSE IS PART OF OUR SCHOOLS-LINK SENIOR PHASE PROGRAMME AND IS EMBEDDED IN YOUR OPTION CHOICES AT SCHOOL. IF THIS COURSE IS OFFERED BY YOUR SCHOOL SPEAK TO YOUR GUIDANCE TEACHER AND REQUEST AN APPLICATION FORM.
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