For Managers

Are you seeking to up-skill your legal team? A law apprenticeship program combines academic learning with practical work experience. This helps your employees gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become confident and effective in their legal roles.

Benefits of Law Apprenticeships


Investing in law apprenticeships can greatly benefit your firm by developing a highly skilled and dedicated workforce. They allow you to train employees according to your firm’s specific needs, ensuring they possess the necessary skills and knowledge whilst also becoming qualified. Additionally, by supporting apprenticeships, you can attract motivated individuals eager to advance their careers, ultimately enhancing your firm’s productivity and reputation.

  • Broadens access to the legal profession
  • Provide essential practical training through a job-focused study plan
  • Boost staff loyalty, motivation, and retention
  • Enhance and strengthen the skills of existing employees

What’s Included?

  • Practical Assignments
  • Legal Qualifications
  • Skills Workshops
  • Virtual Classroom Sessions
  • Personal Development Plans
  • Mentorship and support
  • Career development
  • Access to Legal Resources
  • Online Courses & Webinars
  • Progress Coaches

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
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Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must spend 50% of your working time in England.
  • Candidates must not be currently enrolled on another government funded apprenticeship.
  • Candidates must be employed within a legal organisation and have the approval of your employer.

Law Apprenticeships Can Help Up-skill Your In-House Legal Team

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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.


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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.