Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship Leeds

Explore Our Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship Leeds Program Including SQE.

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 Leeds

Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship Leeds Overview


This 30-month Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship Leeds Program is an online apprenticeship 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 Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship Leeds Program 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.

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  • 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 Leeds 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)

Register Interest for the next induction date.

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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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Career progression

As a recognised Level 7 solicitor apprenticeship, this route is designed to prepare candidates for Parts 1 and 2 of the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). Upon completion of this Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship, candidates will have the ability to take the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) to become a qualified solicitor. 

What is Included?

  • Prepares you to undertake the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination
  • SQE Assessments
  • Become a qualified solicitor
  • Online support
  • Online courses and 1-2-1 meetings

What is the cost?

Just £1350 +VAT

The full cost of this qualification is £27,000. If co-funded your firm will pay a 5% contribution, which is £1350+VAT, and the ESFA will fund the rest.

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Apprenticeship Funding

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 law apprenticeships.


To find out more information about funding routes and eligibility please register your interest below:

Education and Skills Funding Agency

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), part of the UK Department for Education, funds education and skills training for children, young people, and adults. Established in 2017, it distributes funds to schools, colleges, and other institutions, manages apprenticeships, and ensures value for money in education. The ESFA works to develop a skilled workforce and improve educational outcomes nationwide.

Funded Law Apprenticeships
  • Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship
  • Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship
  • Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy is a UK government initiative introduced in April 2017 to fund apprenticeship programs. It requires companies with an annual payroll of over £3 million to contribute 0.5% of their total payroll to the levy. These funds are then available to the company as digital vouchers to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment. The aim is to increase investment in training, improve skills across the workforce, and encourage businesses to create more apprenticeship opportunities.

Non-Levy Paying Companies

Smaller companies can also benefit from government co-funding for apprenticeships, even if they do not pay the levy. Non Levy paying employers receive 95% funding from the ESFA for apprenticeships. The employer just pays 5% of the full cost.