• Part-Time Evening
  • Legal Services
  • Leisure course


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Intro to the course:

The course will provide a basic introduction to aspects of crime scene investigation and forensic medicine in Scotland.  we will cover subjects such as:

  • role of the Procurator Fiscal in investigation of suspicious deaths
  • crime scene examination and considerations
  • firearms and firearms injuries
  • confessions


Leisure course

Study mode
Part-Time Evening

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is optional for students currently studying towards an HND Legal Services, HNC Legal Services or HNC Police Studies.

The contents or this course are not covered in any of the courses currently on offer within the aforementioned HNC or HND frameworks and provide additional skills improving students chance of success in study and industry.

This course is also suitable for anyone with an interest in crime scene investigation.

What will I study?

You will study subjects such as:

  • role of the Procurator Fiscal in investigation of suspicious deaths
  • crime scene examination and considerations
  • firearms and firearms injuries
  • confessions

Next step course options

This course will provide an insight into crime scene investigation, predominantly from the perspective of the Police and Crown Office but also the criminal defence solicitor.

This course will involve practical elements which require role play using fictitious crime scenes.  The student will achieve team working skills unique to solving crime, report writing and problem-solving skills.   For this reason this course equips students specifically to improve their practical and analytical skillset to study LLB to become a solicitor or alternatively BA Law or BA Criminal Justice.  Additionally, the student will gain an insight into alternative assessment methods used in assessing such courses at University (course not formally assessed: self-assessment).

In addition, for those students who complete the course but do not wish to attend university they will be provided with invaluable practical skills involving analysing complex evidence, teamworking with a time sensitive high-pressured aim, problem solving and understanding the complexity of crime scenes generally.  Upon completion, students will therefore achieve practical skills invaluable in the armed services or any of the UK wide police forces and various areas within the Scottish criminal justice system.

How will I be assessed?

There will be no formal assessment however there will be a self-assessment at the end of the course to bring insight into how the course may be assessed at University for those who wish to complete the self-assessment.  Case studies will be used throughout the course.

Why should I choose this course?

This is an exciting course aimed at anyone who has an interest in crime scene investigation.  This course does not provide a formal qualification.

Where can this course lead?

The course gives opportunity to progress to a career in:

  • Legal sector
  • Police Scotland
  • Scotcourts
  • Armed Forces

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates looking to commence or having commenced the HND Legal Services (or current HNC or HND Legal Studies  students nearing course completion).

Also suitable for students moving onto LLB or criminal justice or criminology.

Candidates looking to commence or having commenced HNC Police studies (or current HNC Police students nearing course completion). 

For students seeking an insight into xrime scene considerations and forensic medicine for entry to Police Scotland or the criminal justice system in Scotland.

What are the interview arrangements?

There is no formal interview requirements.

Please apply via our website.



Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for evening:

This course is eligible for:
- Fee waver allowed

Find out more about Individual Training Accounts (ITA): https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

Find out more about Part-Time Fee Grants (PFGs): https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

Other information:

This course will equip current HNC or HND Legal and HNC Police students with unique skills including analysing complex evidence and investigatory skills which will prepare either for university with a view to entering the legal profession as a Solicitor ultimately, or a career in any of the the UK Police Forces.

Evening course: One evening per week, over 10 weeks. Tuesday evening 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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