Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship


This Level 7 Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship is a 30-month, distance learning law apprenticeship designed for those currently working in a legal practice who hold a UK’s law bachelor’s degree in a 2.2 or above or those that hold an LLB. This apprenticeship prepares students for day 1 as a qualified solicitor. In this apprenticeship there will be focus on preparing you for Solicitor Qualifying Exams (SQE) with training for your SQE1 and SQE2 with the inclusion of 1-2-1 coaching, mock assessments, workshops, and resources from Oxford University and Datalaw.

Also available: Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship (For Non Law Graduates)

This Qualification is 95% Government Funded

Career progression

As a recognised Level 7 course this route is designed to prepare candidates for Parts 1 and 2 of the Solicitors Qualifying Exams. Upon completion of this, candidates will be able to take the SRA Character & Suitability test to become a licensed solicitor.

What is Included?

  • Become a qualified solicitor
  • Prepares students for Parts 1 and 2 of the Solicitors Qualifying Exams
  • SQE Assessments
  • Online support
  • Online courses & 1-2-1 meetings

What is the cost?

Just £1012.50 +VAT

If co-funded your firm will pay a 5% contribution, which is £1012.50+VAT, and the ESFA will fund the rest.

How is it funded?

The ESFA have set aside government funding in the form of the apprenticeship levy to train professionals in work to increase talent acquisition and career progression.

This funding is available to all law firms in England and as a registered provider Datalaw can take advantage of this funding on your firm’s behalf to subsidise the cost of this Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Eligibility Quiz

Register Interest for the next induction date.

What modules are included?

Year 1

Functioning Legal Knowledge 1 (Business, Legal Services, Dispute Resolution)
Functioning Legal Knowledge 2 (Property Law and Practice, Wills, Solicitors’ Accounts, Criminal Practice)

Year 2

Client Interviewing
Advocacy/persuasive oral communication
Case and matter analysis
Legal research and written advice
Plus portfolio of work completed throughout training and optional modules

Learn More About Our Apprenticeships For Paralegals, Trainee Solicitors, and Managers

What is the process?

After completing this process for all modules you will have completed a full portfolio of solicitor evidence and will have an end-point assessment via an online call where you will discuss your portfolio of evidence with an external assessor. After successful completion of this stage, you will become a qualified solicitor.

Watch Online Videos

All of our knowledge content is provided via easy to watch online modules, accessible via desktop, tablet or mobile.

Online Knowledge Quizzes

Each module comes with online multiple-choice knowledge quizzes. With instant marking and solutions for all quizzes.

Monthly 1-2-1

Each month a trainer/coach will call you to record your paralegal experience. During the call, the trainer is building up your paralegal portfolio.

End Point Assessment

Once you have finished your training you will take an end assessment which is to written exams and a skype interview with an assessor.

Why Datalaw?

We have been delivering legal training to industry professionals for over 20 years and have trained over 27,000 solicitors. Our Law Apprenticeships have been developed with your occupational experience at the forefront of our curriculum.

Watch our video testimonials to learn more about how Datalaw’s Legal Apprenticeships can benefit your legal career.

Apprentice Video Testimonial

Firm Video Testimonial