Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeships

Explore Our Diverse Law Apprenticeships, Including the Solicitor Apprenticeship Program.

Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship Funding

Up to £27,000 in funding available per employee.

New Solicitor Qualifying Exam (SQE) Route

Turn your legal team into qualified solicitors.

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Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship Overview


This 30-month Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship is an online program tailored for individuals who have a UK law bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.2 grade or equivalent. Designed to equip students for their first day as a qualified solicitor, the apprenticeship includes preparation for the Solicitor Qualifying Exams (SQE), offering comprehensive training for both SQE1 and SQE2. Participants will benefit from personalised coaching, practice assessments, workshops, and a wealth of resources provided by Oxford University and Datalaw. Upon completing the program, graduates will be able to to undertake the SRA Character & Suitability test, allowing them to become a qualified solicitor.

  • 30 month duration
  • SQE Exams & Prep Courses Included
  • Suitable for those with an LLB in law or equivalent
  • Prepares candidates for SQE 1 & 2
  • Gain a solicitor qualification
  • Personalised coaching & workshops

Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship Curriculum

Functioning Legal Knowledge 1: Focus on Business, Legal Services, Dispute Resolution

Functioning Legal Knowledge 2: Focus on Property Law and Practice, Wills, Solicitors’ Accounts, Criminal Practice

Take SQE 1 Exam

Advocacy/persuasive oral communication

Client Interviewing

Case and matter analysis

Written advice and legal research


Portfolio of work completed throughout training and optional modules

Take SQE 2 Exam (End Point Assessment)

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How is it Funded?


The government gives funding to help people learn through apprenticeships, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is in charge of this. They pay for 95% of your learning costs, so your organisation only needs to pay 5% of the cost. Datalaw, who are an approved training provider, can use this funding on your firm’s behalf to help provide legal qualifications.

  • 95% Government Funded
  • Approved by the ESFA
  • Funding for training and SQE exam costs
  • Learners pay zero fees

Eligibility Criteria

  • A bachelor's degree in law from the UK with a grade of 2.2 or higher.
  • Must spend 50% of your working time in England.
  • Must not be enrolled on another government funded apprenticeship currently.
  • You must currently be employed within a legal practice and your employer must approve of your enrolment.
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Our Apprentices Excel In Their Learning

But don’t just take our word for it

About Datalaw

We are a company absolutely determined to bring the most flexible and price sensitive services to other solicitors. Our company was started by two solicitors who were tired of paying large amounts for training.


We were desperate to find an alternative to the old fashioned expensive training model. Once broadband became more reliable, we saw an opportunity to bring low cost quality CPD training delivered over the internet. We wanted to bring legal training straight to your computer or mobile phone, so you could watch them whenever and wherever you were.

  • 800+ Online Legal CPD Courses
  • Legal Webinars in 42+ Areas of Law
  • Live Webinars
  • CPD Compliance Ai Tool
  • CPD Certification
  • CPD Tracker
SRA Documentation/Evidence

Any time spent on the courses is tracked and evidenced on Datalaw’s CPD reporting dashboard (CPD Tracker). This evidence is stored and saved in our database for 5 years in case it is required as evidence for the SRA or regulatory bodies.

Legal CPD Certificates

Each of the courses taken with Datalaw includes legal CPD certificates that can be printed for evidence and is stored on the Datalaw website for 5 years. See an example of the certification here:

12 Months Access

Datalaw memberships include 12 months Online Access From Any Internet-Connected Device