95% Government Funded

Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship

Duration: 2 years 6 Months

Study Mode: Online

Qualification Level: Post-Graduate

Eligibility: Learn More

Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship
Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship

Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship Overview

Key Features

  • Part-time (2 years, 3 months) and full-time (2 years, 9 months) study options
  • 80% work (on-the-job), 20% study and training (off-the-job)
  • Online study of legal foundation subjects and skills modules
  • Skills Coach visits to check on your progress and build a work-based portfolio
  • Complete weekly submitted tasks and receive feedback from a subject tutor
  • Prepares student for the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations, Parts 1 & 2
  • Students will have access to the OUP SQE revision app
  • Upon successful completion, subject to SRA Character & Suitability test, become a qualified lawyer
  • This apprenticeship prepares students for day 1 as a qualified solicitor. There is a particular focus on the skills of Interviewing, Advocacy, Case and Matter Analysis, Legal Research, Legal Writing and Drafting. Many other different skills and competencies are also developed through the programme
Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship
Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship

Curriculum

Year 1

SQE 1
Functioning Legal Knowledge 1 (Business, Legal Services, Dispute Resolution)
Functioning Legal Knowledge 2 (Property Law and Practice, Wills, Solicitors’ Accounts, Criminal Practice)

Year 2

Client Interviewing
Advocacy/persuasive oral communication
Case and matter analysis
Legal research and written advice
Drafting
Plus portfolio of work completed throughout training and optional modules

Entrance Requirements

  • To be eligible you must comply with the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
  • UK bachelors degree in law at 2.2 or above or equivalent (please contact us to discuss acceptable equivalent qualifications)
  • GCSE English and Maths at Level C/4 or above or equivalent. Please note you may need to undertake Functional Skills Maths & English assessments if you did not sit GCSE Maths & English, or do not hold the minimum grades.(Please contact us to discuss acceptable equivalent qualifications.

Note: Employers can set their own entry criteria and may require a 2.1 or higher. Please consult the specific employer for their criteria.

As apprentices have employed status you must have the right to permanently live and work in the UK. Apprenticeships are not covered by student visas.

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination, or SQE, is the assessment for all aspiring solicitors in England and Wales. SQE 1 & 2. are centralised assessments.

For more information, please see the SRA’s website

Fees & Funding

The Education and Skills Funding agency (ESFA) has allocated funding to train thousands of professionals in work to gain further occupational qualifications. The ESFA provides 95% of the funding and your practice pays only 5%. As an approved registered government training provider Datalaw can take advantage of this funding on your firm’s behalf to provide legal qualifications.

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