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Where will this course lead?

'Paralegal' is a general title, which can be applied to a large number of job roles operating in a wide range of areas of legal practice. The paralegal standard has identified a common core of competencies which can be applied to all paralegals.  

What will I study?

Whilst studying for this qualification you will be developing the knowledge, skills and behaviour that is key to the role.

These may include:

- Managing data/records
- Reviewing documents
- Drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms
- Assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files
- Carrying out research
- Handling confidential and sensitive information
- Understand and utilise basic financial information
- Communicating (written and oral) with internal and external clients

You will also need to complete a vocational competence evaluation log.

This log book will be evaluated throughout your programme (behaviours evaluation log) and supports your completion of the end point assessment.

When your employer and the college confirm that you have completed the required studies, you will be entered for an end - point assessment which includes:

- Portfolio assessment
- Scenario assessment  

How will this course be delivered?

The apprenticeship programme consists of on-the-job and off-the-job training delivered through college taught sessions, on-the-job training from your employer, independent study and work-based visits from your coach   

You will be required to spend time during working hours carrying out independent study. This time will be recorded in a learning journal to capture your experiences, reflections and achievements throughout the learning journey

What qualifications will I get?

Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3

Diploma in Providing Legal Services

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a variety of ways including observations, professional discussions, verbal or written questions, assignments, presentations, work products, reflective accounts and witness testimonies.

End point assessment is assessed through:

- Portfolio assessment
- Scenario assessment

How do I get a place on the course?

In order to get a place on the course you need to have secured an apprenticeship position with an employer. Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on our website and you can follow the instructions to apply online.  The vacancies provide detailed information about the employer, the job role, location, hours of work and salary/benefits. 

What are the entry requirements?

- GCSE Maths & English - grade C / 4  or above (or equivalent).
- Working a minimum of 30 hours/37 hours maximum a week

What else do I need to know?

If you need support in gaining an apprenticeship placement our college Employer Service Business advisors can support

What can I do after this course?

Opportunities in the work place could support progression on to a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or higher education to undertake related qualifications, including Foundation Degrees. With additional training, advanced apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles within law firms, insurance industry, real estate etc.

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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