HND Legal Services

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If you are interested in a career in law or want to progress to degree-level study, this is the course for you. It is endorsed by the Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Paralegal Association



This course is for progressing students of New College Lanarkshire only. We cannot accept external applications for this course. Due to the high number of applications received, not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be selected for interview. Therefore, a well-written fully completed personal statement will be required.

Applicants must have completed the HNC Legal Services with all 15 credits. You must also provide a satisfactory reference from a member of the department staff.

Each applicant is considered on an individual basis and previous work experience and prior learning will be taken into consideration.

Important note: All learners who apply for HND Legal Services must submit a personal statement and include all qualification details within their application. Applications which do not include these will not be reviewed.


The following legal areas will be covered:

  • Sheriff Court Civil Procedures
  • Conveyancing
  • Ethics and Cash Handling in the Legal Office Environment
  • Scottish Criminal Procedure
  • Graded Unit 2 and 3.

A range of optional law subjects will also be included in the course.