This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the law. You will gain an understanding of both the complexity of issues in the application and interpretation of law, and of human rights and their role in Scotland. Following this course, you will also be able to explain and demonstrate a number of skills, including problem solving, argument and reasoning.
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This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office. It can be used to provide evidence of continuing professional development and on successful completion of the course you will be awarded 24 CPD points. Evidence of your CPD achievement is provided on the free Statement of Participation awarded on completion.
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Earn this free Open University digital badge if you complete this course! The badge can be displayed, shared and downloaded as a marker of your achievement. The badge is awarded for completing the course and passing the quizzes.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the complexity of issues in the application and interpretation of law
- have an understanding of human rights and their role in Scotland
- be able to explain and demonstrate a number of skills such as problem solving, argument and reasoning.
First Published: 05/06/2017