A mixture of academic legal rigour and practical legal application skills, this two year full time course will prepare the would-be lawyer for a career in the legal profession.
The course components all combine to make you a marketable recruitment commodity. It also provides a progression pathway onto university to study law.
This programme can be used as the first academic stage of qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive and gives Associate Status to students who successfully complete it, if exemptions are applied for. As such it constitutes the first rung on the ladder to becoming qualified. You may also use it as a stepping stone for university study as it provides full UCAS points for applications to study law at university.
5 GCSEs at A*-C or acceptable alternatives, must include English Language and preferably Maths.
There are specific windows for the majority of the subjects which are tested externally although some of the skills subjects are assessed internally via controlled assignment and sent off to the examination board for external moderation.
Suitable for careers in:
Jobs can be found in legal practice, in the legal department of a private company or in local/national government and can include: litigation assistant; paralegal assistant/officer; legal administrator; junior paralegal. With further study at higher level, you can go on to fully qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive, Solicitor or Barrister.