Legal Services

Legal Services T-level

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The legal sector is a dynamic and rapidly developing world. The need for a range of business-focussed, legal educational training is continuously growing. This T-level offers learners a fantastic foundation block for going into the industry or university with a range of exciting pathways for learners to specialise in. The 2 year programme is designed to equip ambitious learners with the knowledge and skills that they will need to go into such a stimulating industry. Learners will gain an understanding of how different legal firms work and where they sit within the industry, the language and terminology that is used and the expectations that are set to prepare them for this world of work. All students will also gain the skills needed to succeed including negotiation, initiative, problem solving, working with different people and commercial awareness to name a few.

What will I study in Legal Services T-level?

You will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to Legal Services within the core element of the course which sets the underpinning knowledge for the specialism that the learner chooses. Some of the core content includes careers within the legal profession, regulation, professionalism and ethics and project and change management approaches in legal contexts. In addition to the core content, each student will also complete an occupation specialism which is specifically designed to prepare learners for a career direction that they wish to pursue. The Legal Services T Level consists of two Legal Assistant occupational specialisms: Legal Services Assistant - Business, Finance and Employment; Legal Services Assistant - Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Welfare.

Not only will you have lectures to teach you the academic content to understand the industry but specific and relevant employability skills will be embedded into the course including how to research and prepare information for a range of situations. How to communicate with different parties and the methods of communication that are used in a professional working environment include writing professional emails, holding and managing meetings, listening to information and presenting to teams of people.

Over the duration of the course, we aim to prepare self-confident, resilient employees who are ready for the industry and show perseverance and patience in all that they do.

Entry Requirements

At least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above all from the core subjects, including English Language and Maths. The T-level is academically demanding and therefore we recommend you have a good range of GCSE passes.

What is the T-level industry placement?

The Industry Placement

Your industry placement gives you a great opportunity to put your learning into practice and develop your technical skills and knowledge for the industry your placement is in. It will help you to progress once you have finished your T-level, whether that is directly into employment, an apprenticeship, or more education.

This is a compulsory part of your T-level, and you must complete it to get your T-level certificate. You will spend a minimum of 315 hours on your placement, or 750 hours for Childcare and Education T-level students.

How will I learn?

You will learn in a range of different ways across the course and lecturers will aim to make as much of the course relevant to the industry as possible.

You will have some dynamic and deep learning sessions that may be teacher-led but there will be a host of collaborative research, sharing ideas and development sessions.

There will be guest speakers from different legal sectors and trips to go out in the industry.

The 315 hours industry placement will also provide a dual supplementary learning environment where learners can bring their experience back to the classroom to share with others as well as take their classroom knowledge and skill into their placement.

How will I be assessed?

There will be 2 exams for the core content and an exciting employer-set project (ESP) to complete.

There will also be an assessment at the end of the occupational specialism (OSP) that will include a range of controlled tasks.

Alongside this, all learners must complete 315 hours of industry placement to complete the qualification.

Any trips?

Yes, there will be a range of trips to local legal firms and the wider area.

We also hope to put on an overseas trip to be confirmed.

FAQs

What are future career opportunities?

The T Level in Legal Services is aimed at students who wish to progress into legally centred business administration roles in the industry or to access further study to pursue a career in the legal sector.


Did you know?

The Legal sector generated a revenue of over 37 billion pounds in 2020, and that was right in the middle of a period of growth. The UK legal sector is 2nd only to the mammoth American market. Recruitment and retention of staff is high on the agenda for law firms.


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