Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship

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Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship

Claim up to £27,000 per employee for solicitor training.

Solicitor Qualifying Exam (SQE) Route

Become a qualified solicitor through the new SQE route.

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Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship Overview


Our Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship offers a six-year distance learning program tailored to individuals who have completed their A-levels in law or equivalent. This comprehensive apprenticeship provides a blend of rigorous legal training and practical experience, equipping participants with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills essential for your career in the legal sector.


Participants in this apprenticeship will be prepared to undertake the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). Successful completion of Stages 1 and 2 of the SQE enables a formal qualification as a solicitor.

  • 6 year duration
  • SQE Exams & Prep Courses Included
  • Suitable for those with an A-Level in law or equivalent
  • Prepares candidates for Parts 1 & 2 of the new SQE
  • Become a qualified solicitor
  • Online courses and 1-2-1 meetings

Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship Curriculum

  1.  Common Law Method and Ethics
  2. Public Law
  3. Law of Contract
  1. Law of Tort
  2. Criminal Law
  3. Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues
  1. Land Law
  2. Real Estate
  3. Business Law 1
  1. Equity & Trusts
  2. Access to Justice and Legal Services
  3. Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  4. Civil Dispute Resolution
  1. Business Law 2
  2. Wills and Succession
  3. SQE1 Preparation – Functioning Legal Knowledge (FLK) 2
  4. Skills Portfolio and FLK 2

SQE1 Exam

  1. SQE1 Preparation – FLK 1, SQE 1 Bootcamp and Examination
  2. SQE2 Preparation and Examination
  3. LLM Key Practice Areas

SQE 2 Exam (End Point Assessment)

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How is it Funded?


The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has designated government funding to support the training of learners seeking to become qualified through an apprenticeship. With ESFA covering 95% of the costs, your practice is only responsible for 5%. As an approved training provider, Datalaw is able to utilise these funds on behalf of your firm, facilitating access to a wide array of legal qualifications.

  • Funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency
  • 95% funded For non-levy paying businesses
  • Funding covers the cost for all training and SQE exams
  • Zero fees for learners

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have at least one A-Level in law, Level 3 paralegal qualification, or equivalent qualification (please contact our apprenticeship team to discuss eligible qualifications)
  • You must spend 50% of your working time in England.
  • You must not be currently enrolled on another government funded apprenticeship.
  • You must be employed within a legal organisation and have the approval of your employer.
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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.