How is it funded?
The Education and Skills Funding agency (ESFA) has allocated funding to train thousands of professionals in work to gain further occupational qualifications. The ESFA provides 95% of the funding and your practice pays only 5%. As an approved registered government training provider Datalaw can take advantage of this funding on your firm’s behalf to provide the following: Paralegal Apprenticeship, Solicitor Apprenticeship, Police Station Rep Qualification, Legal Aid Supervisor status, SRA Management Stage 1 and 2, Recognised Chartered Management qualifications, Foundation Degree Equivalents and more.
Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship
Our paralegal apprenticeship for support staff is the government funded Level 3 Paralegal Qualification. Assessed by both the National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive (CILEX) this apprenticeship is accredited by Ofqual providing the highest standard of training for support staff. This apprenticeship is suitable for those practising in any of the following areas of law: criminal, family, children, general civil, conveyancing, wills and probate, employment law and more. Upon completion candidates will be eligible to progress towards a Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship.
We can also provide this course as a dual award with the Police Station Representative qualification (PSRAS) and as a conversion course for existing qualified Police Station Representatives.
Suitable for: Support Staff | Admin | Clerks | Police Station Reps
Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship
This Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship is a 6 year duration distance learning apprenticeship designed for those who have achieved their A-levels, paralegals, chartered legal executives, and those looking for a change of career and want to become solicitors. This apprenticeship includes in-depth legal training and occupational experience where you will develop practical legal experience.
With this apprenticeship candidates will have the ability to take the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). You can formally qualify as a solicitor after passing Stages 1 and 2 of the SQE.
Suitable for: Paralegals | Chartered Legal Executives | A-Level Students
Accelerated Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship
This Level 7 Accelerated Graduate Solicitor Qualification is a 2.5 year, distance learning apprenticeship designed for those who hold a UK’s law bachelor’s degree in a 2.2 or above or hold an LBB. Following the new SQE scheme, candidates will have the opportunity to take their SQE 1 & 2 exams covered via 95% government funding.
This apprenticeship prepares students for day 1 as a qualified solicitor.
Suitable for: Graduates | Trainee Solicitors | Paralegals
Team Leader Apprenticeship
Our government funded Level 3 Team Supervisor apprenticeship is designed for both solicitors and non-solicitors who are aspiring to progress towards a management position or are currently in a management position and want to formalise their qualifications.
Upon completion of this course, candidates will be accredited a Level 3 Diploma in Management and you will also be eligible to register as a recognised manager (ACMI) with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Suitable for: Solicitors | Fee Earners | Supervisors | Managers
What is the process?
Our courses can all be completed via distance learning. All courses contain online modules including videos and workbooks. While taking the online modules our trainers will schedule monthly calls to collect and record a portfolio of workplace-based activity that would count as evidence towards your qualification. Once you have completed all the online modules you will have completed a full portfolio of workplace-based evidence and will progress towards an end-point assessment via a skype call where you will discuss your portfolio of evidence with an external assessor. After successful completion of this stage, you will be issued your qualifications via post.
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