Intro to the course:
The National Progression Award (NPA) Legal Studies has been developed with the purpose of providing candidates with the basic legal skills and knowledge required for further study and/or employment where basic understanding of the law may enhance career prospects. The award consists of two mandatory units which are nested as part of the NC Legal Services as follows:
Crime in Society - this unit enables you to explain what constitutes a crime in Scotland and the main principles involved in prosecution of crime and to explore the nature of crime and its effects on the individual and the community. It encourages you to reflect on crime and become more aware of its implications.
Scots Law: An Introduction - this unit provides you with a broad knowledge and understanding of Scots Law including the sources of law and how new law is made. You will learn about the differences between the criminal law and the civil law and about the structure, jurisdiction and appeals of both the civil and the criminal courts. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the system of criminal prosecution in Scotland. about the tribunal system, and about the roles, appointments and responsibilities of the legal profession.