Gain a full theoretical and practical understanding of Criminal Law in Scotland.

The Specialist Paralegal Qualification in Criminal Law is tailored specifically for legal support specialising in this complex and high profile area of law. In this course you will examine the workings of the criminal justice system including legislation and an overview of the Human Rights Act. A range of essential subjects are specifically addressed.

What you'll learn:

  • An Introduction to Scots Criminal Law
  • The Structure of the Criminal Courts
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Crime
  • The Role of the Defence
  • Bail
  • Summary Criminal Procedure
  • Solemn Criminal Procedure
  • Mental Health cases
  • Legal Aid
  • Taking Instructions and advising
  • Crimes and Offences
  • Evidence
  • Defences
  • The Trial
  • Sentencing
  • Appeals



Find out more
For an informal discussion on how we may help you, contact the Paralegal team on +44 (0)141 225 6700 or email

Enrolment Max 18 Months

£1,895 + VAT (Non Members)

£1,495 + VAT (CLT Members)

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Awarded By
Level Experienced / Graduate
Jurisdiction Scotland


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What our clients say

"I found the programme benefitted me in my career. After completing the specialist paralegal qualification, I have recently changed employers and I believe that having the specialist paralegal qualification helped me in obtaining my current position."
Mary Smith, Paralegal, Sparke & Kingsley Solicitors

"I enjoyed learning Civil Litigation in more detail after previous experience in Debt Recovery. The course fitted nicely around my work and personal life and the assignments really made me think about how to put into practice what I learned throughout my studies."
Samantha Marsden, Paralegal, TWM Solicitors LLP


"I enjoyed the continuous support of the tutors and the flexibility of the course and now practice the skills learned through the course in my every day duties within the workplace."
Michelle Clendennen, Executive Legal Assistant, Motability Operations

"I enjoyed the Paralegal training programme from CLT from start to finish. At the start, I was a little nervous taking on the commitment of a home course, but when I settled down, I really enjoyed it. I was especially proud of the graduation at Bristol Cathedral."
Nicky Secrett, Paralegal, AWB Partnership LLP