If you have a strong interest in the legal field and enjoy paying attention to details, a Paralegal Apprenticeship could be an excellent career path for you. This apprenticeship programme provides a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience and learn about the inner workings of the legal profession. As a paralegal apprentice, you will work closely with experienced professionals, assisting with legal research, document preparation, and general support tasks in law firms or legal departments. Throughout the apprenticeship, you will develop essential skills such as critical thinking, communication, and organisation, which are crucial for success in the legal field. On completion of this apprenticeship, you will be ready for a rewarding career as a paralegal.
An apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to acquire industry-specific qualifications and valuable hands-on experience while earning a salary. You’ll have the chance to work closely with experienced practitioners in the legal profession, meaning you’ll gain practical skills that make you highly employable and give you a head start in your career.
When you study with us you will automatically join our Business Career Excellence Hub, which is endorsed by leading employers who are actively involved throughout your whole training programme. Through guest lectures, seminars, webinars, work experience and recruitment events, you will have unrivalled access to potential employers – that means invaluable industry insight and numerous networking opportunities. We have strong links with the Bristol Law Society, and high achieving students are recognised at the annual Bristol Law Society Awards. You’ll study in purpose-built classrooms, designed to enhance your learning experience, and you’ll benefit from a wide range of facilities including our new boardroom and business suite. Your mentors will be experienced tutors and assessors who have worked in reputable firms and run their own businesses. They will guide you through your study programme and placement, and ensure you’re fully prepared for your next steps after college.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
It has been designed in collaboration with several law firms and legal departments with experience in employing paralegals, with the close involvement of CILEX Regulation and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Alongside work-based study, you will study a range of law modules relevant to your specialist areas of law related to your apprenticeship role.
A work-based assessor will visit you at the firm to assess practical skills and professional behaviour to complete a portfolio of evidence ready for the end point assessment. This apprenticeship is designed to last up to 24 months, but this can be reduced depending on your ability, previous skills and knowledge.
Skills an apprentice will learn:
Use understanding and analysis to solve problems.
Use precedents and draft documents, using plain and succinct language.
Assist with legal matters and transactions.
Manage work activities to ensure that they are completed on time and to an appropriate standard. Keep others informed of progress. b. Ability to work under pressure and willingness to accept changing priorities when new jobs need to be done. c. Paying appropriate attention to detail.
Practise good file management - prepare and collate bundles, take, and file accurate notes, close and review files, maintain databases, and version control.
You will be assessed via a range of coursework/knowledge tests and an end-point assessment.
Completing this apprenticeship can open doors to roles in legal firms. You could choose to progress into further education at University Centre Weston in Law LLB (Hons). Or a Level 6 Legal Executive Apprenticeship
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4 or above or have completed the Level 2 course. To be an apprentice, you will need to find a suitable employer. Click here for advice: How to Apply for an Apprenticeship | Weston College
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