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STUDYING LAW AT WESTON COLLEGE 

We work with local legal businesses to create successful and effective law courses, for school-leavers, that teach you the skills an qualities that employers are looking for. You’ll also benefit from the facilities in our newly opened Law and Professional Services Academy.

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We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.

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Level 3

Applied Law, National Certificate

2 Years
Sep 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Applied Law is designed to provide you with an introduction to our legal system in a more practical way of learning. There is an emphasis on work-related learning, giving you an edge and opening the door to higher education or employment in legal or business sectors. The course covers the key areas of core legal knowledge, whilst delving into...

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Level 3

Criminology, Diploma

1 Year
Aug 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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The Criminology Diploma provides a fascinating insight into the field of criminology, equipping you with a solid foundation for further studies and a rewarding career in the criminal justice system, in areas such as the probation service, policing and the courts and tribunals service. Criminology includes elements of psychology, law, and soc...

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Level 3

Law, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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A Level Law is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and to prepare you for future studies and a successful career in the field of law. Throughout this course, you will explore a wide range of legal concepts, principles, and practices, equipping you with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the co...

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Level 3

Legal Services, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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The Legal Services T Level provides a specialised educational pathway for individuals aspiring to build a successful career in the legal field. This comprehensive course covers a diverse range of topics, including criminal law, civil law, legal procedures, and legal research skills. Through practical application and real-world experiences, you...

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Level 3

Paralegal, Apprenticeship

24 Months
Aug 2024
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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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 ...

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Level 3

Politics, A Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Studying A Level Politics provides a unique opportunity to delve into the political beliefs that shape the modern world. By exploring different ideologies and their impact on societies, students gain a deeper understanding of the forces that drive political systems and policies. In addition to gaining insight into political beliefs, A-level P...

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THE FACILITIES

These study programmes are based in the Knightstone Campus and the Law and Professional Services Academy, both in the town centre of Weston.

  • Brand new professional-style boardroom and business suite. 
  • Fast, free and secure WiFi connection.
  • A well-resourced library including e-resources and laptop loan service.
  • Access to a large number of PCs.
  • Break out areas and collaborative work spaces.

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Daisy
Daisy
"I enjoyed the classes and going to college once a week as it got me into the learning mode and it was extremely helpful as I was able to focus a lot more than what I would have done at home"
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Law

Knightstone campus
Emily
Having already been to 2 other colleges I can honestly say that Weston College is one of the best colleges in Somerset if not the South West.
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Acorn Solicitors – Level 3 Paralegal Apprentice

LATEST NEWS

Learners attending the careers in law event

<p>Weston College recently hosted a ‘Careers in Law’ event, as part of the Career Excellence Hub, for students at Loxton Campus. The College’s legal courses continue to see growth with a large number of A Level Law students at its Sixth Form and Paralegal Apprenticeships providing routes into legal careers.&nbsp;</p><p>The College has exciting plans to offer a brand new Legal Services T Level course for school leavers from September 2024, the first Legal T Level in the region.</p><p>The legal and professional services sector, employs over 65,000 people in the region according to research by the West of England Combined Authority. Recognising the breadth of careers in the sector for learners and the College’s ‘careers not courses’ ethos, the event provided an opportunity to collaborate with employers to showcase careers to learners. Employers including Burges Salmon, Simmons and Simmons, CMS, Foot Anstey, Womble Bond Dickinson, RPC, Irwin Mitchell and VWV attended, meeting students during the event.</p><p>Dave Crew, Head of Business Growth &amp; Employer Partnerships at Weston College said “Thank you to our employer partners for supporting our ‘careers not courses’ ethos. Our region has a large legal sector which is evolving at pace through its use of technology and various pathways for learners to join the sector. This creates exciting career opportunities on our doorstep for learners. It was fantastic to see our students engaging with potential future employers and discovering the breadth of careers available. We’re look forward to collaborating with employers as we create our new Legal Services T Level launching in September 2024.”</p><p>Employers commented on the enthusiastic engagement from College students.</p><p>Lauren Gardener, Early Talent Executive at RPC said “We thoroughly enjoyed connecting with students from Weston College, it was great to meet so many engaged individuals with a genuine passion about working in a law firm. We hope that after sharing our Legal and Claims Handling apprenticeship opportunities, we have inspired the students to continue their pursuit in a career within law."</p><p>Keith Mitchelhill, Early Talent Recruitment Advisor at Womble Bond Dickinson said “It was a pleasure to speak with the students of Weston College, they all came incredibly well prepared and we had some very insightful conversations regarding how to best display their experience and the different routes into law.”</p><p>Harry Keaveney, Legal Apprentice at Burges Salmon said “The enthusiasm and curiosity displayed by the students was remarkable. This reflects the excellent work that the college is doing to prepare them for their future careers. It’s clear that Weston College is dedicated to creating valuable opportunities for students and we look forward to working with them in the future."</p><p>If you would like to find out more about Weston College's A Level courses, <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/level… click here.&nbsp;</a></p><p>Employers looking to upskill staff through the College’s legal courses or access future talent can contact employers@weston.ac.uk</p>

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