- At least two Higher qualifications, at Grade C or above, preferably one in English
- A Foundation Apprenticeship in Accountancy or Business Skills
- For those returning to education, life skills and experience may allow entry.
HND (SCQF Level 8)
2 Years (typically 3 days a week in college)
This advanced level course will help successful candidates to pursue employment in a legal office or as a paralegal or legal secretary. Alternatively, successful completion will allow you to progress to further legal study at university degree level. It is an excellent foundation course that will give you a good understanding of legal practices and procedures, various aspects of law and how the legal system works.
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
HND Legal Services (Law)
If you are studying a full-time advanced course (HNC level or above), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
Common career opportunities on completion of this level of study include:
“I found my time at college to be the perfect link between leaving school and starting university. The course was interesting, the assessments were rigorous and gave me the skills to work alone, as well as part of a group, which served me well at university. The lecturers were engaging and treated students as adults which created a good atmosphere for learning.”
“NESCol really prepared me for the step up to university. I would definitely recommend college if you don’t feel ready to go straight to university when you leave school.”
“For anyone considering studying Accounting at NESCol, I would say it will definitely set you up and give you the right foundation for progressing on to a career in accountancy. I feel the skills I learned at college have been very beneficial in the work I am doing today. I use my knowledge gained at college of accounting principles and taxation every day.”
“This course will benefit you in more ways than one and the lecturers are some of the best people you’ll get to meet.”
“This vocational route has allowed me to get a good balance between work and my social life, and have healthy finances!”
“College really helped me bridge the gap between being in relatively small classes at school and being in huge lectures at university.”
“I achieved things at NESCol both academically and personally that I didn’t think possible but with the help of lecturers and friends I made on the course, I feel I have grown as a person.”
“The lecturers on the course were just brilliant and had so much valuable knowledge and experience to pass on.”
“The College’s links with Johnston Carmichael allowed me to see accounts in practice. When I got offered a job after college, I was delighted that changing my career path had worked out.”
“During my two years at NESCol studying Legal Service, I have learnt so much – every day I learned something new. I loved my lecturers and my classmates, and I gained confidence along the way. I ended up successfully passing my HND with As.”
Please note: Course delivery – in response to Covid -19, courses may be delivered through a blend of campus-based classes and/or remote learning. Please check at time of booking. All classroom environments follow strict government social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the ‘Apply Online’ button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
Completed forms should be signed and returned to us at the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.
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